In today’s busy, growing, and techy society, our simple friends (pet dogs) may not be getting all the attention they so very well deserve! Whether we are investing more time in our educations of careers, time is a commodity that seems to find itself scarce. A late night in the office or an all-nighter preparing for an exam could mean sacrificing time allocated to walking the dog, feeding the pooches, or really important pet cuddles. Finding someone to pet-sit can be hard to find last minute, and let’s be honest, your friends and neighbors are probably busy too. What if I said that you could find potential pet sitters with just a “woof?”
The solution is as simple as downloading an app. It’s free, easy to use, and requires a vocabulary of only 12 words. The app DoggyBnB can be downloaded on any smart phone for a reasonable price of zero dollars. On this app you create a simple profile including your name, your dog’s name, and the number of dog’s you have. The app marks your location on the map as it does with all other app-holders in the vicinity. The app is targeted to pet owners who are themselves inclined to provide assistance to other pet owners. Some functions of the app include:
- “woof” – posting a request for your dog to be walked, fed, or looked after
- “fetch” – offering pet care to other pets in the area
- “sniffer” – browsing through pets in the vicinity to setup doggy play dates (swipe left for no, swipe right for yes)
Call it the ultimate social media app for you and your dogs! However, because the app itself is fairly new, the network of pooches in your vicinity may not be at its fullest potential. If the concept seems beneficial for you and your pet-owning friends, tell them about it! Make your own network and make sure your pets are taken care of as you continue being the busy, growing, techy you!