Nonprofit Dog-Sharing Organization Seeks to Help Both Owners and Dogs

Faith-Michele James—shown here with her dogs, Dojo and Marley, near her Los
Angeles home—is a member of City Dog Share, a type of dog sitting co-op.

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A recent article in the Los Angeles Times highlights a new organization called City Dog Share, launched just 18 months ago, is spreading on the West Coast, helping dog owners make connections and help each other. Members of the social-media site can find someone to watch their dogs, and those without dogs can “try on a pet for size” before they make the commitment.

According to supporters, the benefits of such a community are manifold:

[They] believe City Dog Share can help shelters and rescue groups find homes for abandoned animals by giving prospective puppy parents the comfort of a free backup care plan if they fear the responsibility that comes with any animal.

What do you think of this arrangement? Is it as good an idea as it sounds, or are there potential pitfalls?

Click here for the full story, or visit the City Dog Share homepage.

One thought on “Nonprofit Dog-Sharing Organization Seeks to Help Both Owners and Dogs”

  1. Hey! We have recently launched a new platform in an effort to help pets, their owners and other pet lovers. The idea is simple! If you don’t have the time or cannot afford to own a pet, you find a pet owner and borrow theirs. We call it pet sharing!

    This saves owners a lot of money, reducing the need for walkers, sitters or pet hotels. Our platform is free for owners so, in reality, pet owners have nothing to lose.

    On the other hand, pet lovers that are not able to own a pet, most of the times due to work commitments, can enjoy the company of a pet at least for a few hours.

    We are still in the early stages, so we do appreciate any kind of feedback.

    Feel free to check it out here:

    P.S. If you share our site it wouldn’t just make my day, it would make my year!

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