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Nine to Fido: Rikke Rosenlund of BorrowMyDoggy

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The clue is in the company name but if you’ve not yet heard of BorrowMyDoggy, it’s a scheme where you errrr … get to borrow someone’s pooch.

However don’t fret – the dogs aren’t loaned out to any Tom, Dick and Harry. BorrowMyDoggy is a trusted community of dog lovers where borrowers (often dog-less) help take care of pooches when their owner is too busy for walks, weekends or holidays. A win win situ all round; the dog receives double the affection, the borrower gets their much needed doggy-fix and the owner has peace of mind that their hound is happy and cared for in their absence. 

Not your average doggy business, BorrowMyDoggy co-founder Rikke Rosenlund (pictured right) tells us about her Nine to Fido shapes up running the UK’s premier pup loaning service …

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Nine to Fido: 10 Careers Working With Dogs

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Come tomorrow morning there will be little escape from the fact that the Christmas holidays are officially O.V.E.R!

This time last year I was balking at the prospect of returning to work. I’d fallen out of love with my job and ultimately my career, was desperate for change and longed to spend more time on Barkarama and with Basil. Fast forward to the second half of the year, I finally made the leap, got busy creating Barkarama 2.0, enjoyed more hours with B-Boy and signed up as an Independent Stylist for jewellery brand Stella & Dot. Money has been tight but I don’t regret my decision for a second and thankfully I have a very supportive boyfriend. Enjoyment aside, it’s been a great opportunity to re-evaluate my professional path and give me the head-space I so needed.

Perhaps, like me, the Christmas break has left you questioning your current career too? Maybe it’s always been your dream to work with dogs? It’s never too late to make a change so here are ten careers working with dogs to help inspire you to switch from the Nine to Five to the Nine to Fido …

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Nine to Fido: Gina Jones of Tilly’s Studio

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Does the thought of returning to work bring on the Sunday night dread? Monday mornings give you the back-to-work blues? Does a working day spent with dogs sound like heaven, or close to? You’re not alone.

There are lots of people in the UK who have ditched the regular nine to five in favour of the Nine to Fido, forging a successful career around dogs. Gina Jones, founder of pet photography service Tilly’s Studio, is one of them and today she gives Barkarama an insight into her working day ...

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Nine to Fido: With Nutritious Dog Snack Company Billy + Margot

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It’s been a while since our last Nine To Fido but we’re delighted to share our interview with Dragon’s Den success story – Marie Sawle, Founder and Managing Director of nutritious dog snack company Billy + Margot. Marie launched her first product – iced treats for dogs - in March 2012 at Crufts and hasn’t looked back since.

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Nine to Fido: Life as a Dog Groomer & Boarder

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Our Nine to Fido feature is back putting the spotlight back on those who’s working life revolves around our four-legged companions. Christine Peters shares her experiences as the owner of Oliver’s Dog Grooming Services and Dog Boarding in Cornwall.

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Nine to Fido: Chatting Pet Product Design with Cosima Pole of Creature Clothes

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Ever wondered what it’s like to have a job working with dogs? In our latest Nine to Fido, we chat to Cosima Pole, owner, founder and pet product designer for online ethical pet store Creature Clothes.

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Nine to Fido: Canine Welfare Trainer for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

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Many of you will have watched the debut of ITV’s latest series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs earlier this week, which delves into the world of Britain’s most famous animal rescue centres - Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. In our latest Nine to Fido interview, we catch up with Helen Stone, one of their Canine Welfare Trainers, to find out more about what it's like to work for Battersea.

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Nine to Fido: Being The World's Ugliest Dog

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This month we check in with Mugly the World’s Ugliest Dog and star of the forthcoming Channel 5 documentary ‘Mutt Ugly’. Mugly has kindly taken time of his busy pawbiz schedule to tell us about his Nine to Fido as a Therapy Dog, which he’s been doing for the Pets as Therapy charity for the past two years.

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