Bark 'N’ Borrow is an app for--
- People who want to play with another person’s dog
- People who want to lend their dog to a total stranger
- Owners looking for play dates for their dogs
Founder, Liam Berkeley, said he wanted to make ownership of dogs easier. The app is designed for users to find nearby dogs to take care of for a day or just play with for a few hours.
But some owners may be concerned with trusting their beloved dogs with strangers.
According to the app's website, after those interested create a profile on the app, users are then vetted by an 'experienced and trustworthy team' who carefully formulates criteria to maintain 'the most passionate and genuine dog-lovers.'
So you entrust your dog to people who are vetted on the basis of their own profiles? What could possibly go wrong?
Under frequently asked questions on the website, the company says their aim at Bark'N'Borrow is to provide the safest experience possible to all our members and their dogs...For extra protection, each user is covered by our comprehensive Premium Insurance Plan,' the website says.
It also has 24/7 customer support in case of emergencies. The app's monthly subscription fee is $7.99 or 3 months for $4.99/mo. Berkeley's app is available only in major cities across the US.
Through the years there have been quite a few attempts to form companies to rent dogs. Has anyone had any experience with a rent-a-dog?
Great idea or disaster waiting to happen?