Monday, July 30, 2007

rent-a-pet a reality -- rent-a-kid not far behind

I heard news reports this morning, (NPR, AP) about an idea I've had for some time: pet rentals. Caring for a high-maintenance pet like a dog is more like a full-time job. Why not just rent a pet?

The"shared pet ownership" service sounds humane and there is some commitment on the part of members -- at least in terms of monthly and annual fees. It's NOT like people are just renting disposable puppies. I suppose fashionable "shared child ownership" is not far off.

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

I sure hope not. I babysit and tutor, which means I don't pay and sometimes I get paid! :-)