Like it or not, having a dog is a lot of hard work聽and responsibility. Even though we love our four-legged friends, we have to admit it can be聽tough to make ourselves聽available every single time they need to get active. Worse still, snagging a pet care聽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鈥橬鈥橞orrow has a solution, and it鈥檚 pretty much Tinder meets Airbnb鈥 for dogs.

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Calling itself 鈥渢he perfect matchmaking service for dog lovers who can鈥檛 have a dog full-time聽and dog owners who are in need of a helping hand on a part-time basis,鈥 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 鈥渂orrower,鈥澛爕ou can upload need-to-know information about your pup鈥檚 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鈥檚鈥 well, you get it鈥 before deciding on a match.

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It鈥檚 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聽a dog but might love to 鈥渞ent鈥 one from time to time. With an easy-peasy app like this, everybody wins 鈥 especially聽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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