yep, I saw it on tv, The Today Show. I have mixed views on it. Guess I'd rather them going to very well loved homes rather then in a shelter. Then again, who takes them when they become "seniors". Just not sure.
I personally think that it's a horrible idea, because to me a dog is not an item to be rented. Unless I misunderstand the meaning, which is quite possible, a dog is part of your family, just like a child. Who would want to rent a dog, do you know more about this, from the Today show?
I stick with my original thought then. If you can't make the lifelong commitment that a dog requires, then I would say don't make the assumption that you can have a dog when you feel like it, and send it away when it's not convenient for you. That's just my opinion, I think it would be confusing for the dog, and dogs are'nt carpet cleaners, they're little people.
Yeah, but all dogs are different. Someone could rent the sweetest dog (boxer lets pretend) and decide they want to have their own, finding out later that the dog they bought is way more work then they thought, or has temperament issues they don't want to deal with. But I see it as being an okay idea I guess for a first time owner who wants a taste.
Is it just older dogs, or puppies too?
Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life.
Why would anyone want to rent a dog? I dont understand why some one would want to rent a dog for a month or how ever long? Whats the whole point behind this? I didnt see the segment on the todays show so i dont know what this is all about
I agree that it could be god for people who want to own a dog but are not sure they can handle having one. But what happens if the dog dies? Like it was left in the garage when they went shoping and split aome anti freeze and licked it all up.
I think maby renting senior dogs to senior people would be a good idea. senior dogs are usualy calmer and buying a senior a dog may not be the best idea just in case they die. But renting them one could be a good thing. Dogs are great for older people but they can be left behind and homeless.
this is the first i have herd of doggy renting though.
I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame I'd even cut my hair and change my name
The breeder we purchased Kayla from,was telling me she had a call from a guy that wanted to rent a puppy. There were 3 puppies in the litter. One was already sold, then ours and there was one little female left. This man had a 2yr.old and 4yr.old and wanted the dog for a year. She told him in no uncertain terms would she sell him a puppy. I agree. I can't believe someone would want to do something like that with no commitment just turn it in when you got through with it.