The Dawn of Dog-sharing

February 26, 2015 | By | Comments (12)

via Flickr user bullcitydogs

These days, thanks to the much-loved, much-loathed, much-discussed sharing economy, who needs to own stuff?

After all, if you need a car, you can always borrow one from Getaround or RelayRides. Need a place to stay? An apartment is clicks away on Airbnb, HomeAway, or Wimdu. And, thanks to sites like Rent the Runway and Lending Luxury, you can even share a (very large, very fancy) communal closet.

But recently a new website opened up a brave new world in the sharing landscape: dog rental.

Yes, you read that right. As The Bold Italic reports, San Francisco-based Dogo connects dog lovers with shelter dogs for free—and commitment-free—play dates. If you’d like to take a shelter dog out for a stroll or a Frisbee session, you need simply to attend a brief orientation through a shelter that Dogo works with and bam! Soon you’ll be “renting” away.

The pooches get fresh air and an opportunity to socialize with other dogs and people, while you get some high-quality snuggles. It’s a win-win.

Sign me up for dog handler orientation. Yesterday.

COMMENTS

  1. MrRoger

    It is the first for me to read here on this topic. I wonder how it affects the dogs, though. You know, if they end up “hoping” they’d get a new home and then, only to be brought back to the shelters again.

    September 29, 2016 at 3:02 am
  2. MrRoger

    I wonder how it affects the dogs, though. You know, if they end up “hoping” they’d get a new home and then, only to be brought back to the shelters again.

    September 29, 2016 at 3:00 am
  3. Legal
    March 26, 2016 at 8:25 am
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    Agree with daisy

    March 26, 2016 at 8:24 am
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    March 6, 2015 at 10:19 am
  8. Darla

    A well socialized dog is much more adoptable. I see this as a win win.

    March 5, 2015 at 11:12 am
  9. karen

    This seems like a win/win situation!

    March 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm
  10. angelica

    Oh my goodness… Well, if you can rent a human why not an animal? I get the benefits but here we go again using animals as things we can use and toss out whenever the urge strikes…

    March 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  11. Karen

    And maybe you’ll love that dog enough that you decide to adopt it!

    March 2, 2015 at 9:33 am
  12. daisyj

    Formerly known as “volunteering at a shelter.” Gotta love rebranding.

    February 26, 2015 at 4:52 pm

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