Finally, An App That Lets You Borrow Other People’s Dogs

Finally, An App That Lets You Borrow Other People's Dogs

You always have those lethargic Sundays where you’re sick of your weekly routine. You need something more. Maybe a girlfriend to watch a rom-com with. Maybe a dinner at a new restaurant that opened in an emerging part of town. Or maybe you entertain the idea of adopting a dog.

Unfortunately, adopting a dog isn’t all that realistic for most people in their 20s. First and foremost, they’re expensive between all the food, shots, and toys they manage to endlessly chew through. Second of all, they require time. A lot of time. Puppies need to go out every two hours, so when you’re working those fifty-hour weeks trying to throw your name in the ring for the next promotion, it’s unreasonable to think you’ve got the time to give your new pup the attention it deserves.

But now, everything has changed. A new app called Bark’N’Borrow allows owners to connect with dog-seekers to allow them to “borrow” (or dogsit, for the lack of a better term) for a short period of time. Hell, they even allow overnights should the owner be so kind.

The app’s CEO and founder, Liam Berkeley, says, “This is the next best thing between not owning a dog and committing to one,” which seemingly could not be more true. After all, I don’t have time during the week for a dog, but on a hungover Sunday where I’m just looking for something to love me? Sign. Me. Up.

Right now, Bark’N’Borrow is free but will soon be charging its subscribers $4.99 per month to borrow dogs, which still pales in comparison to the actual price of owning a pup of your own. Celebrate, because gone are the days of Sunday Scaries now that you can order a dog with a few simple swipes of the thumb.

[via FOX 5 New York]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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