DOGSHARE is connecting dog lovers everywhere

Dogshare began from a simple idea that by teaming up with fellow dog lovers, the relationship with your pooch can be made easier, cheaper and better. It’s a great addition to the services already available such as paid dog walking, doggy day-care and kennelling.

After all, who better to look after your pooch than a dog lover?

Dogshare is a simple community approach to make dog ownership a walk in the park.

 

 

Connecting Dogs & their owners

The Break Down

Reciprocal Dog-Walking
If your dog could benefit from more exercise, chances are there is another dog in your suburb… if not street, that is in the same situation. Once you have your dogmatch, discuss what system you will use to make it easy – people often don’t like to be locked into rigid schedules so it might just be a simple text message to say ‘taking Banjo to the park after work, shall I pick up Freddy too?' ideally you can safely access each other’s dogs and carry an extra lead.
Backyard Sharing
This works really well for those who are out a lot during the day and have a dog that enjoys company. Before leaving two dogs alone together in a backyard, we would recommend lots of supervised play to ensure the dogs get along. You will also need to fully disclose any traits your dog has (digging, fence-jumping, etc) and likewise make sure that the backyard you leave your dog in is safe.
Weekender Stays
Weekender Stays. By planning ahead you can let your dog match know if you are going away and should they happen to be staying home and available to mind your dog, you have avoided the need for a kennel or dog-sitter. And just like the entire dogshare concept, weekend stays are meant as a ‘you scratch mine…I’ll scratch yours arrangement’.
Park Playdates
Park playdates are a great way to let your pups burn extra energy and simultaneously see if the dogs get along. This is the recommended first step to meet your new dog match and owner and suss them out. Treat it like you would a blind date, don’t give away any personal information until you get to know the human and their dog and are feeling 100% comfortable.

Terms & Conditions

Dogshare is a matching website that puts you in contact with other dogs using the information provided by you in the online form. Once a match has occurred, you will be provided with your relevant dog match profile details including owners email address to make first contact with your match.

We recommend that you make contact and respond to your dog matches over email and as a first contact point organise to meet with you dogs at a local park. Allow the dogs to meet over a number of park playdates and then discuss the next step in relation to recipriocal-dog-walking, backyard-sharing and weekend-stays.

Do not provide personal details such as home address and mobile numbers until you have built a relationship with your dog match.

Do:
  • Ensure your dogs get along over a number of meetings
  • Use caution and common sense, build up trust before providing personal details
  • Be honest about your dogs behavior (i.e. ANY aggression should be discussed openly) or dog traits (Fence jumping, digging, destructiveness, howling, etc)
Don't:
  • Participate if you have a dangerous dog. This is not the place.
  • Provide personal details until you have built a relationship with your dog match
  • Assume that another dog will be fine with your dog/cat/child  -DO YOUR RESEARCH and then supervise, supervise, supervise

Happy Dogsharing!

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