Are you interested in making some extra cash? Do you love dog-sitting? Well, now is your chance to give back and get involved in the Dallas dog community. A new start up, Dog Vacay, has just launched a new service to connect dog owners with dog-sitters in their city. The company is currently looking to recruit in the DFW area so if you have any interest, go to the website and sign up to become a potential host.
This has the potential to be a great new service for those looking for alternative boarding options. As Mashable reports,
“Dog Vacay does some legwork to make sure everyone in the transaction feels comfortable. Hosts can verify their addresses and phone numbers, add certifications like “Dog CPR” (yep, that exists), or be interviewed over the phone or in-person by the startup to receive a badge on their profiles. All parties can use Facebook Connect to see mutual friends. Dog Vacay insures dogs (but not yet homes) up to $25,000 for emergencies, and dog owners can request periodic photo updates during their dog’s stay.”
The service is currently in Beta mode in their home town of Los Angeles, but is looking to expand across the country, with Dallas-Ft. Worth being a huge potential market. Dog-sitters in the beta phase have charged typically between $30-$35 a night.
Would you be interested in taking part of this service – either as a sitter or as a user?