Dogshare is a matching website that puts you in contact with other dog owners and dog lovers. We don't collect actual addresses of our members or have any type of GPS tracking to ensure the absolute privacy of our members. Once you find an appropriate match for your needs, users can send unlimited real-time chat messages to local Dog Owners (or Helpers) to begin to make a new local friendship.

Once trust is formed, participants of Dogshare meet up to 'sniff one another out' and discuss what arrangements might be suitable. We recommend that you make contact and respond to your chat messgaes as a first contact point. The next logical step is to meet with your dog(s) at a local park.

For dog-to-dog meetings; allow the dogs to meet over a number of park playdates and if all is going well, you can discuss the next step in relation to recipriocal-dog-walking, backyard-sharing and weekend-stays.

For dog-to-human meetings; watch how the person interacts with your dog and importantly watch how your dog responds. It might be helpful to take a few on-lead walks with dog paw-rent, dog and borrower all included.

Don't provide personal details such as home address and mobile numbers until you have built a relationship with your dog match. The onus is ultimately on participants of dogshare to build trusting relationships and not participate it any environments which you or your dog are uncomfortable.


  • Ensure your dogs get along over a number of meetings

  • Use caution and common sense, build up trust before providing personal details

  • Be honest about your dogs behavior (i.e. ANY aggression should be discussed openly) or dog traits (Fence jumping, digging, destructiveness, howling, etc)


  • Participate if you have a dangerous dog. This is not the place.

  • Provide personal details until you have built a relationship with your dog match

  • Assume that another dog will be fine with your dog/cat/child  -DO YOUR RESEARCH and then supervise, supervise, supervise

Happy Dogsharing!