Dogo Lets Prospective Pet Owners Rent Dogs for Play Dates

By: Michael Hines - Feb 22, 2015
References: dogosf & thebolditalic
Dogo is a new service that allows those living in San Francisco to take shelter dogs out for no-strings-attached play dates. After a two-hour orientation, dogs can be taken out for four hours at a time at no cost. Dogo has already partnered with two shelters in the city, Muttville and Family Dog Rescue.

Many pet stores and shelters let you walk dogs for a short amount of time, but Dogo is essentially letting you "rent" a pet. This service should help increase adoptions as prospective pet owners can see what it's like to own a dog without having to actually commit. (At the very least, the dogs get exercise and time outside the shelter.) San Francisco already has a Tinder-like app for those looking to adopt dogs, and you have to wonder if Dogo won't soon become like an AirBnB or Uber service.