01/01/19
Melbourne

Hi Melbourne Dog Lovers! 

Thanks for your interest in Dogshare in Melbourne. You will be glad to know that Dogshare started in Melbourne's north by two special dogs named Duke and Betty. Two suburban pups whose clever humans teamed up to trade dog walking duties. Betty's owner Tom would walk both the dogs of a morning and Duke's owner Jess (website creator) would walk them and have them in her backyard every afternoon. It was a great way to provide additional walks and predictable socialising opportunity for these two energetic suburban dogs. 

Since 2015 we've grown substantially from our initial North Melbourne membership base and now have excellent coverage right across Melbourne Metropolitan areas. 


***COVID UPDATE*** 

We have been really inundated with helpers since the CV-19 and we are also finding that a lot of our dog owners aren’t needing much assistance as many people are working from home and enjoying walking the dog 35 times a day!

We expect to see a huge shift in demand in a few more months when things return to normal and doggos adjust back from 35 walks a day to just the one.

So, if you are considering applying as a helper, just be aware that we have currently waitlisted all new helper applications and won't begin reviewing or approving these until either; 

  • Someone in our existing Sydney/Melbourne community indicates they need help
  • When the CV-19 drama is over, and we see our dog owner memberships pick up again

In the meantime, it would be super cool if you could let any dog owning people that you come across know about our service and the wonderful volunteers that we have waiting to help. 

HELPER Applications across Melbourne ON HOLD currently. Dog Owners Welcome!   

Membership Coverage in Melbourne 

Dogshare Membership in MelbourneCoverage as at August 2019Each dot represents coverage for that particular suburb area. Where you also see a number within the pin, that shows the number of active users in that suburb. 

Pink = Dog Owners

Green = Helpers 

Blue = Local Businesses 

What if there are no members in my area? 

If you are within the Melbourne Metro postcodes (Postcodes 3000 - 3207) but are on Melbourne's outskirts where there doesn't appear to be high coverage please contact us to see if you are eligible for a free ambassador account in your area. Ambassador accounts are provided free of charge to users in areas where we are still growing our offering. Note this only applies to areas with very poor coverage and this circumstance is rare within the Melbourne Metro zone. All areas outside Melbourne Metro (Postcodes higher than 3207) are eligible for a ambassador account. 

Questions? 

Shoot us a message here and we are happy to chat with you about membership in your particular area to ensure you are going to get a great result from your membership. 

Jess 🐾