Why Borrow My Doggy is a dog lover’s dream
I know so many people who want a dog but find the costs or their lifestyles are prohibitive for them. There’s also the issue of people working longer hours than ever. They don’t feel it’s fair to leave their dogs cooped up all day, but the cost of doggy day care or a dog walker adds on a small fortune to their monthly outgoings. Fortunately, the team over at Borrow My Doggy have come up with a winning solution which benefits dog owners and lovers alike!
The premise is simple – they connect dog owners with people local to them who want to spend time with a dog. All users of the site are asked to go through a stringent verification process as part of becoming a premium member, and they recommend you meet up before the first borrow to ensure you are happy with each other. The membership is really reasonable – at £44.99 for dog owners, and £12.99 for borrowers. That’s per year, and as people aren’t paid for the borrowing – that is all you will pay! This also covers the verification process, emergency vet line access and insurance!
Benefits for dog owners
I know some who is a dog owner and has happily used the site on a regular basis. It gave her flexible dog walking and helped reduce their monthly outgoings. It allows dog owners to connect with new people and build a network of people who can help with their looking after their dog. Whether it’s just getting someone who wants to walk your dog during the day when you are at work, or someone who will look after them when you are away – you will have access to millions of people who love dogs at your fingertips!
Benefits for dog borrowers
I also know someone who has been a regular borrower. He used to share photos galore of his new four-legged friend on Instagram on a regular basis and they clearly had a great time! He loved being around a dog so much he now has his own. It gave him a chance to spend time with a dog, for the love of it, rather than for money. Borrowing a dog also gives you the chance to find out whether you could fit a dog into your lives, what breeds you get along with the best and whether your family would all get on with a dog!
Benefits for both
Whatever your reason for wanting to lend out your dog or borrow one, there is bound to be someone near to you who can help you. It’s a great way to meet new people, which can be really hard to do without a pet. I know of several people who have signed up to the programme when they moved to a new area to help with this.
The app and website have an extensive FAQs question and a very responsive help team. They prioritise safety for all two and four legged members of the site which is reflected in their verification process and insurance and vet access arrangements.
It’s a low cost way of getting your canine friend looked after or walked, or of spending time with a dog but with no food, vets and insurance bills. If you love dogs – this site is for you!