Don't Have a Dog? This App Lets You Borrow One

Don't Have a Dog? This App Lets You Borrow One

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 1, 2015
(Image credit: via Co.Exist)

Attention all dog lovers who don't—or can't—have one of their own: You can now borrow one. Bark'n'Borrow is an app that pairs dog owners with dog lovers for some quality time with man's best friend.

After being vetted, potential borrowers can scroll through nearby pups and request to meet with owners. The app is currently free to use for both owners and borrowers, and is a win-win for everyone—dogs get some extra attention, borrowers get some cuddles, and pet parents get a free walker or sitter.

"I thought, this is unfair that there's no medium between not owning a dog and committing to one for the next 16 years of your life," says founder Liam Berkeley. "And why do dog owners pay someone to look after their dog when there are people like myself who would love to do it and not expect to get paid?"

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