Some hide, others bark, so it’s difficult to see their real personality.
Australia's first dog-sharing website has made having a part-time pooch possible with the launch of a free borrowing feature which connects the "desperate and dog-less" with dog owners to "dog share." Those longing for puppy love can get their pet-fix by providing walks or dog sitting for time-poor dog owners in their local area.
The Australian Koala Foundation believes there are less than 100,000 koalas left in the environment, but some claim that number could be even lower at 43,000.
From 12pm – 2pm on Valentine’s Day, city workers and shoppers can head down to Stirling Gardens on St George’s Terrace to meet a selection of RSPCA dogs who are ready to settle down and start the next chapter in their life.
"Lack of space, time constraints, and limited finances are enough to interfere with fulltime dog ownership but are easy obstacles to overcome in short term care," she said.
Thomas, who founded Dogshare exclusively for dog owners in 2015, chose to add the dog borrowing feature in response to countless emails she received from non-dog owners interested in Dogshare and willing to offer non-reciprocal care at no charge.
“We always encourage people to ‘adopt, don’t shop’, and to give homeless, neglected and abandoned animals another chance in life.We can imagine it will look something like this: You can also BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) along if you want your furry friend to get in on the action and meet some eligible puppers themselves.Snacks for humans and woofers will be provided and there will be a pop-up bar too, just in case a pile of puppies isn’t enough to sooth your nerves.By showcasing the large variety of dogs that come through a rescue organisation we’re hoping to encourage more people adopt an animal when they’re ready to welcome a new pet into their family,” Dr Moore-Jones added.“It can be challenging to find a home for some dogs that don’t present well in a kennel environment.