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
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.
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. 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 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.