While I’ve never used the Zipcar service, I was, at one time, a loyal Netflix subscriber. I’d love to check my mail and look for that red evelope among the piles of junk mail in my mailbox. Now, a service called Flexpetz allows would-be dog owners to rent a dog. Now granted, the delivery of service doesn’t come to you quite as conveniently as a Netflix envelope, but the concept is real interesting. I know plenty of dog lovers who (for assorted reasons) do not own a dog — but would love to spend some quality time with one.
The following Business 2.0 article describes the service in more detail:
You can also visit the company’s web site for more info:
And here’s an idea for the company — how about pairing dog owners in need of “dog sitting” (say, for a weekend) with would-be FlexPetz “renters”. I’d love to send my dog to a pre-qualified renter while I’m away for a weekend