DogVacay, an Airbnb Type Service for Dogs, Helps the Traveling Pet OwnerPublished March 2, 2012
DogVacay mirrors Airbnb in the sense that it allows anyone who wants to host dogs in their home to apply for a listing on their site. Those applicants who become officially listed then set their own prices per night or time period. Traveling pet owners can then use the website to find local homes in their area for their dogs to stay at instead of putting them in the kennel.
The idea behind the site is to ensure that dogs who need to be housed while they're owners are out of town receive the best treatment and care possible. The service, which will connect those who want to care for dogs with those who need their dogs cared for, could revolutionize the way we think of boarding our pets.
DogVacay will initially launch on the West Coast, starting in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but it hopes to expand nationally throughout the United States.
Would you use DogVacay to find a local home to house your pets when you travel next, or will you continue down the traditional kennel route? Share in a comment.