Like it or not, having a dog is a lot of hard work and responsibility. Even though we love our four-legged friends, we have to admit it can be tough to make ourselves available every single time they need to get active. Worse still, snagging a pet care arrangement at the last minute can be next to impossible with reputable kennels during peak times (like the holidays). So, what are we supposed to do when we need someone to take care of Rover while we handle our own business? An app called Bark’N’Borrow has a solution, and it’s pretty much Tinder meets Airbnb… for dogs.
Calling itself “the perfect matchmaking service for dog lovers who can’t have a dog full-time and dog owners who are in need of a helping hand on a part-time basis,” the app lets dog owners create a profile for their furbaby and upload it for potential sitters to see. To help ensure the likelihood of finding the right “borrower,” you can upload need-to-know information about your pup’s size, breed, and tendency to get along (or not) with other animals. Likewise, it lets potential pet-sitters and part-time companions create profiles of their own, giving both sides a chance to virtually sniff each other’s… well, you get it… before deciding on a match.
It’s kind of genius, really. No one wants a sweet pup to be lonely or bored, and while some of us need a break from all that responsibility every now and then, others among us may not be able to keep a dog but might love to “rent” one from time to time. With an easy-peasy app like this, everybody wins — especially the furry little dude or gal who gets double the tummy rubs every time you use it.
DL It: Free on iOS
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