Rent-a-Dog Service Helps Shelter Dogs Find Homes

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Both of Katherine Long’s dogs Ocho and Isla came from shelters, so a few weeks ago, the New York woman decided to test out a new concept for introducing potential adopters to shelter dogs.

She brought her dogs to Central Park, set up shop – a homemade sign – and says that the experiment was an unqualified success.

7 thoughts on “Rent-a-Dog Service Helps Shelter Dogs Find Homes”

  1. I like that she give the money back to shelters. I hope that this will help some people get interested enough to take a dog into their homes. Maybe the shelters shoud try this. Twenty minutes is enough time to get a feel for what having to look after a dog could be like (maybe). Cute dogs!

  2. for security – how about she trades cell phones with the people? She should have a boring, cheap one. She mentioned that she texts the people telling them their time is up. They’ll come back for their cell phone.

  3. I don’t think that she’s allowing people to take dogs home. The dogs that she’s using are her own dogs.


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