Dogshare Will Help You Find Human Mates for Your Pooch When You Head Back to the Office
The dog-sharing service will match you with locals who can drop by for pats and walkies while you're at work.
July 10, 2020
Some love it, some hate it and others tolerate it, but there's one group that's pretty chuffed about the whole working from home lifestyle: our wet-nosed, four-legged housemates. With all that extra attention, pats on tap and probably a few more treats snuck in here and there, it's safe to say the dogs of Australia are now the number one advocates for WFH.
Unfortunately for our furry mates, the dog days of WFH are almost over and those office desks are beckoning. But you can quit stressing — if you're looking for ways to keep pooch happy and stave off any separation anxiety niggles, you'll find a whole network of helping, dog-loving hands over at Dogshare.
The brainchild of two busy working mums, Jessica Janson and Adriana Baron, this Aussie-born online community matches dogs with friendly, verified locals who can drop by for visits and walkies or take your pet to the vet and other appointments while you're at work.
For a one-off $20 joining fee, followed by a $9 annual service cost, users can create a profile outlining their dog's size, energy levels and temperament, then search other member profiles to find a new human mate that suits their pooch's needs. All member applications are reviewed and approved before entering the system, so you know you can trust all your 'helper' picks. And you can easily pause and restart the service as you like — especially handy if Rover finds his paw-fect match straight off the bat.
Dogshare's main aim is to boost meaningful connections between like-minded locals, and to foster a growing community of dogs and dog-lovers. If you and your pup are wanting a little more than an everyday dog-walker, this option is bound to impress. With any luck, a new dog-aunt or fur-uncle is just a few clicks away.
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