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Use Share Your Pet

  • When You Need Cover For Your Furry Friend

  • When You Can Get Home From Work On Time

  • You Can't Always Anticipate Yours Pets Needs

  • Make A Friend, Meet & Let Them Take Care Of Your Pet

  • Want To Share The Love & Your Pet Long-Term

  • Going On Holiday & You Need Someone To Look After Your Pet

  • Life & Circumstances Change & You Need To Rehome Your Pet

  • Want To Try Out Caring For A Pet Before You Decide On Ownership

  • Want To Introduce Pets To Your Family Or Children Before You Commit

  • Just Want The Company Of A Pet Part-Time

You can meet a potential sharer for your pet as many times as you need so both you and your pet are happy…

& Share Your Pet

Share Your Pet is for families & professionals alike who either own pets or want to care for a pet on any basis full or part time. It’s a great way to experience the love and companionship that pets offer without a full time commitment that a pet demands through sharing. For pet owners who need trustworthy & friendly options to care for their pet(s) whilst at work, on holiday or just away from home – we are here to help!

We passionately believe pet sharing on Share Your Pet will help reduce rehoming rates, increase awareness and promote responsibility in pet ownership.

Benefits & Evidence

In line with the advice from www.pethealthcouncil.co.uk.

Pets can play an important role in people’s lives and they are often referred to as ‘one of the family’. As well as providing a constant source of enjoyment, friendship and fun, many pets thrive in a family and household environment. In their recent journals on the topic The Pet Health Council list over two pages of benefits to children, families, single people and the community.

VALUES & ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Children in dog owning families also have more traditional values, better academic achievement and greater respect for their parents. I often witness positive attitudinal changes in young people following the introduction of animals to their lives. In learning to care for the animal, they are also acquiring foundation skills required for parenting. In addition, passage through the teenage years – a difficult time for many – is facilitated by a relationship with a non- judgemental, ever supportive animal friend in whom one can confide fears and worries

PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS TOO

The animal magic goes beyond the therapeutic and educational to bring significant physical health benefits too. One of the more obvious benefits is that of exercise – dog walking or playing with a cat is a great way for people to burn a few more calories. This is particularly important when lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary and obesity is a growing issue, for children and adults. Many families are now acquiring pets to encourage children, especially boys, to spend more time in the “real”, rather than the “virtual” world.

ASSISTING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Dogs and other animals have also been found to help children with autism. Sometimes children who are electively mute start to talk to the dog, and gradually learn basic communication skills.
POSITIVE INFLUENCES
Recent European studies have demonstrated that dog ownership exerts a protective influence on the behaviour of young people – reducing their likelihood of becoming involved with gang culture, drugs or crime.

To Find Your Perfect Pet

BORROW A PET

Borrowing

Find Your Ideal Pet. Simply enter your location and pick a pet and we’ll connect you to some lovely local pets. Each pet and owner has a profile page. Why not strike up a conversation and meet them.

PET OWNERS

Share Your Pet

Add your location and all your pet details including care notes, breed, photos, videos and personality traits. Borrowed pets with us? Then leave reviews on other pet & Chat with other pet owners online.

MEET UP

Message Online, Meet

Once you have chosen your star pet you should arrange a meet-up. Meeting in public to begin with is the safest and best way to check that your ‘boss’ approves. Make friends at the same time.

Of Mind

Send Secure Real Time Messages

Unlike other websites its free to send messages. Get in touch with borrowers or owners (sharers). You decide what pet to borrow or what pet to share. Why not strike up a conversation before sharing.

Receive Cute Photo Updates

Get access around-the-clock access to veterinary professionals for free! We also list vets on Share Your Pet. You can search for a vet near you.

ID Verification & Vet Line 24/7

All Star & VIP members are verified and premium membership includes insurance and access to a Vet Line

Peace Of Mind: You Are Fully Insured With Us

All Share Your Pet animals are covered by insurance. Please see our insurance terms. Note: we still recommend that Owners take out their own pet insurance for damage to their own pet and veterinary expenses which result from accident or illness occurring when the pet is not in the care of a Borrower.

STOP Unwanted Pets

Share Your Pet brings together animal lovers to borrow & share pets. We connect pet owners with trusted local borrowers who would love to look after their pets.

Pet owners may need help when they at work or on holiday or at any other time. You never know what life throws at you. We make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays.

Our aim is to promote animal welfare, reduce the number of pets rehomed each year and champion responsible knowledgable pet ownership. We help pet owners when they need it.

Borrowers get the pet companionship they are searching for. Dogs especially get more exercise, meet other dogs and love more playtime, to allow people without a pet to spend quality time with their favourite pet. Even before deciding to own one themselves.

Pet sharing is great for a family and children to borrow a pet before they take on the responsibility of pet ownership.
Everyone benefits especially our furry friends. Live Love Pet.

To Borrow or Share

Amazing Search

Search by select different criteria and locations to find pet sharers and animal lovers in your neighbourhood.

Safe, You Can Trust

Every person on the site has been hand-reviewed and approved by the Share Your Pet team. They've also completed a general background check.

Great Private Messaging

Meet your dog's other best friend. Schedule a free Meet & Greet, right from your Share Your Pet inbox.

Meet In-Person

Search by select different criteria and locations to find pet sharers and animal lovers in your neighbourhood.

Easy Scheduling

Choose the days of the week and time you can meet with a Pet Sharer or Pet Owner, and cancel anytime if your plans change.