BorrowMyDoggy develops a platform connecting dog owners with trusted local people. It offers an online community to match dog owners with local dog sitters for walking, playing, overnight stays, and holiday care. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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Apr 24, 2022
Cheshire man who borrows people's dogs – and walks them for free The self-proclaimed dog lover can't get enough canine company Bruce Hunter with dogs he walks through the BorrowMyDoggy app (Image: Bruce Hunter) There's no excuse to miss out on What's On in Cheshire! Sign up to our newsletter for all the latest on food, drink and entertainment Something went wrong, please try again later.Invalid Email Subscribe here We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribing!We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice A man from Knutsford has explained why he borrows people's dogs through a 'match-making' site and walks them for free. Bruce Hunter is a self-proclaimed dog lover and believer in the benefits of dog walking, but says that work commitments and other factors stop him from having a dog of his own. Instead, Bruce chooses to borrow other peoples dogs, meeting them through an app. He says that he has struck up a great relationship with a ‘lovely rottweiler’ that he began walking through the app. Bruce explained the app to CheshireLive: “BorrowMyDoggy is what I would call a match-making site for people who’ve got dogs who want them walked by enthusiasts rather than people who want to do it for money, and obviously the people like me who want to have some of the joys of dog ownership without the long-term commitment. “The great thing is that it’s done for love, not money. I’ve got a mate who’s into amateur dramatics, and of course, he’s in it for the love, and if it’s your passion and you’re doing it for free then it means a lot more than if you’re doing it because you’re doing it for money." Bruce is a great exponent for the system, spreading the word to others. He said: “Through BorrowMyDoggy I’ve got about half a dozen other people who have started doing it, because they’d never heard of it and they thought it was fantastic. Bruce Hunter (left) (Image: Bruce Hunter) "One of them is somebody who had just come out of a relationship and they wanted a dog but didn’t want to commit to a dog incase things changed; somebody else who had lost a dog and didn’t want to take on another commitment but has now got access to a dog. “I’ve got a friend of a friend who is now looking after a dog on a regular basis. She doesn’t want the commitment or the expense because she’s got a young family and she’s a single mum. She’s got access to a dog, her boys absolutely love the dog; so she gets all the benefits for the boys of having the dog without having some heavy costs at a time when none of us can afford extras.” He adds: “For me, it means I’ve got a great relationship with Lottie the dog, who’s got a great relationship with me; I’ve got a lovely friend in Trisha who’s the owner of Lottie the dog; I’ve also got a friendship group through the Tatton Crew [a dog walking group], and all that goes with that; and I’ve also got the boarding opportunity and other business things off the back of it. Lottie the rottweiler with a host of smaller furry friends (Image: Bruce Hunter) “Without that thin end of the wedge, I’d never have got involved with the rest of it. They say, ‘Why have a dog and bark yourself?' well, I haven’t got a dog and I’m barking.” Bruce explained more about how the app works: “There are other ones [dog walking apps], but I think BorrowMyDoggy is the market leader. I pay a subscription and so does the owner, and then if we make a match and I walk the dog, the most important thing for me is that I’m covered for the insurances. “I’ve got public liability insurance, I’ve got vet’s costs ... If I’m out with the dog and it were to be, say, hideously run over by a tractor – then there’s a chunk of cash that goes to the owner. So it protects me from being sued by somebody if it went wrong.” A walk with Tatton Crew (Image: Bruce Hunter) Despite not owning a dog, Bruce has thrown himself behind multiple dog-related ventures: “I’ve now got my own website which is called Tatton Dog. On that website I’m going to develop dog friendly pubs, pub walks, I’m doing Tatton Treats – I make my own treats, we sell them to the coffee shops; I’m doing Tatton Sleeps, as I’m registering for dog boarding. “The walks and stuff, I’ll do them forever for nothing, and I’ll do lots of stuff for nothing. I’m doing the parking hacks where if you’ve got a dog you can park and walk them for free. “But the bit that I’m really getting my teeth into now, I’m doing consultations for property groups that say that they don’t want dogs. I’ve done four housing associations now where I’ve done dog policies for them." Lottie the rottweiler (Image: Bruce Hunter) Bruce says he is also working with a woman who was kicked out of a supermarket due to having an assistance dog with her. “It’s all dog related, and this is something that you can be passionate about.”
BorrowMyDoggy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was BorrowMyDoggy founded?
BorrowMyDoggy was founded in 2012.
Where is BorrowMyDoggy's headquarters?
BorrowMyDoggy's headquarters is located at 727-729 High Road, London.
What is BorrowMyDoggy's latest funding round?
BorrowMyDoggy's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.
How much did BorrowMyDoggy raise?
BorrowMyDoggy raised a total of $3.71M.
Who are the investors of BorrowMyDoggy?
Investors of BorrowMyDoggy include Leap Venture Studio, Angels Den, 7Percent and Seedcamp.
Who are BorrowMyDoggy's competitors?
Competitors of BorrowMyDoggy include Wag! and 4 more.
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