Bark’N’Borrow is the brainchild of Liam Berkeley, who started the company in 2014.
He realized that there are many dog lovers out there who would love to own a pet, but based on their lifestyle or living arrangements are not able to support one.
Berkeley had this issue when he moved to L.A., and he took every opportunity he had to pooch sit his friends’ dogs.
Bark’N’Borrow works much like other crowd sourced apps like Uber and Airbnb: you set up a profile after going through a screening process, browse doggie profiles that fit your match, and set-up a play date with the owner, while the payments are handled online.
Users can either be an owner who lends their dog out, a professional sitter available for others pups, or a borrower looking for temporary companionship.
This isn’t the first app to connect dog lovers with man’s best friend, San Francisco based company Walkzee allows users to take shelter dogs for a walk for the day.