I saw a report on ABC News about a company that rents out dogs. You can go there, rent a dog for a day, and then bring it back and move on. It's available at FlexPet in San Diego, LA, and New York. After paying a $150 initiation fee and monthly dues, people who are approved by the place can then rent a dog for a fee of $40 a day...but here's the best part, a person interviewed representing the company said that they don't consider it a rental....they like to think of it more like a time share!
Animal rights activists aren't pleased...and as one person said in the story, it's kind of like doggie prostitution. I couldn't agree more. Dogs are companion animals and need a consistent companion. In somes ways, this is like torture to the dogs, not being able to bond to any one peson.
Think of how confused the dogs are? They really don't have a home to go to. They just live at a doggie day-care type of place with a bunch of other dogs and are taken out by renters. Every day, a different person is taking them home, treating them differently then the person the day before, and then bringing back to the rental place.
If animals are considered property under the law, then in this situation, the dogs are treated like it. If you want to view the piece, here is the link. http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4280842
I'm interested to hear everyone's opinion.