Rent-a-Dog service helps rescue dogs find homes

June 27, 2012 3:12:54 PM PDT
Both Katherine Long's dogs Ocho and Isla came from shelters, so a few weeks ago, she decided to finally test out her idea of Rent-a-Dog.

She brought her dogs to Central Park, set up shop - a homemade sign that spells out all of the details.

"You can rent them for 20 minutes, and I take your cell phone number, so I'll give you a text when the 20 minutes is up, and you return the dog," Long said.

She got a little bit of everything from just about everyone.

"A lot of people thought it was great for a single guy looking to maybe pick up a date," she added.

So many people were interested during the trial run, that she will be back for more soon. Long made more than $100 in just two hours, all of the money she brings in will go directly back to the same shelters where she fell in love with Ocho and Isla.

"You cheer up someone's day, the dog gets socialized so that's happening, and then you're giving the money, a donation to these shelters, that need any kind of money they can get to keep it going," added Long.

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