FLEXPETZ is a unique concept for dog lovers who are unable to have a dog of their own, because of their busy lives or restrictions where they live, but who miss spending time with a canine friend. It’s a shared dog ownership concept that provides members with access to a variety of dogs for a few hours or a few days just by making a reservation. It’s like a time-share program for pets!
Through this “shared dog ownership concept”, members can choose from a variety of breeds of all sizes to ensure compatibility with our member’s individual lifestyles and unique circumstances. All Flexpetz dogs are rescued or rehomed, socialized, and fully trained. Some of their locations even offer drop-off and pick-up service to your home. And speaking of locations, Flexpets is currently available in San Francisco, NYC, Boston, DC, and London and since your membership is valid at any location, you could even “reserve” a dog to take for a walk in Central Park next time you’re in the Big Apple!

Critics of the program claim that this is unkind to the dogs because dogs need to bond to their “pack” in order to be happy and emotionally healthy. We have to admit it’s a little strange, and just feels wrong, like they’re exploiting dogs for profit by renting them out to people who want the benefits of having a pet without the responsibility and commitment. But clearly it fills a niche, we sympathize with people who want a dog but can’t have one, and they are rescuing dogs which is not a bad thing. But please let us know what you think.

Also to give you all aspects of this as a story, Itchmo.com has reported that the CEO of the company that owns Flexpetz has a very sordid past.
Simon Brodie, the controversial founder with a criminal past behind the Allerca hypoallergenic cats, is the CEO of a company that owns Flexpetz, the pet sharing service. Brodie was convicted in the UK of multiple counts of accounting fraud. Ever since his move to the United States, he has been linked to pets or animals in his ventures and is shadowed by a history of failed ventures, lawsuits, unpaid bills, and fraud allegations.

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