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Sahnjit
December 12th, 2006, 09:34 AM
Anyone know if there a rent a puppy in new york?? Its a place you go and rent a puppy by the hour.......:confused:

Thanks,

Sahnjit

daver
December 12th, 2006, 09:48 AM
There is one in Brooklyn, but I'm not sure they are exactly what you are looking for:

http://www.puppyparadise.com/RentAPuppy.htm
http://www.puppyparadise.com/ReachUs.htm

Isn't that a Japanese thing?

Sahnjit
December 12th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks...not quite it though,

I guess I was looking for a more hourly based rental shop. Kind of like a DVD hire place, but with puppies.

S

fishermb
December 12th, 2006, 10:12 AM
Something about the concept of renting a puppy just doesn't seem right...

lofter1
December 12th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Rent-a-Puppy, Inc.

by Boughton, Richard. (http://146.74.92.11/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=V165Y36440093.15695&profile=scco&uri=search=AL~!Boughton,%20Richard.&ri=1&aspect=subtab26&menu=search&source=~!horizon)

New York : Atheneum, 1992.
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ISBN: 0689317301
Description: 106 p.
Edition: 1st ed.

Summary: Nikki and Tyler try to run a business renting out puppies in order to avoid giving them up, but encounter some fairly wacky problems and a heart-wrenching one as well.

[URL]http://146.74.92.11/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&ipp=50&profile=scco&index=BIB&term=467163#focus (http://146.74.92.11/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=V165Y36440093.15695&profile=scco&uri=search=PSUBJ~!Friendship%20--%20Fiction&term=Friendship%20--%20Fiction&aspect=subtab26&menu=search&source=~!horizon)

FrankHegly
December 12th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Thanks...not quite it though,

I guess I was looking for a more hourly based rental shop. Kind of like a DVD hire place, but with puppies.

S

...seriously...people rent puppies??? How cool is that....surley its not a viable business though...when are they too old...whats the hourly rate for a puppy...surley the cost of feeding them is high

....then again with the high costs of running shops perhaps they could work like internet dvd rental sites...Hmmm who wants to go in with me on this new business venture:
Puppies By Post...lol

ZippyTheChimp
December 12th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Something about the concept of renting a puppy just doesn't seem right...
I'm with you on that.

Dogs are social animals, and puppies very quickly bond with their new families.

Rent-a-Dog maybe.

FrankHegly
December 12th, 2006, 10:32 AM
I'm with you on that.

Dogs are social animals, and puppies very quickly bond with their new families.

Rent-a-Dog maybe.

.....Rent a fish...the whole 3 second memory would make it less harmful....:confused:

ZippyTheChimp
December 12th, 2006, 10:42 AM
.....Rent a fish...the whole 3 second memory would make it less harmful
I wouldn't go there. I've learned that people buy burial plots (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11765) for goldfish.

FrankHegly
December 12th, 2006, 11:16 AM
I wouldn't go there. I've learned that people buy burial plots (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11765) for goldfish.


ok Zippy...how about Rent-A-Plot.... :p

daver
December 12th, 2006, 12:20 PM
I'm pretty sure there are places in Japan that rent puppies by the hour, I saw it on the telly once. It was like $10-15 an hour, and you have all the fun you have with a puppy, then give it back so you don't have to have all the anti-fun you have with a puppy.

I haven't seen one around here, though.

lofter1
December 12th, 2006, 03:37 PM
I'm pretty sure there are places in Japan that rent puppies by the hour, I saw it on the telly once.

Japan's rent-a-puppy business

boingboing.net (http://www.boingboing.net/2004/06/30/japans_rentapuppy_bu.html)

Sid (http://www.winkie.org/) sez: "Babies can't be far behind ... in Tokyo you now can rent the cute little dogs that are all the rage. About $15 will get you an hour of canine bonding, and for a heftier fee you can take one home for the night. All puppy necessities included. These same dogs usually sell for about $3,000-$5,000."

In Tokyo alone, the number of shops registered to rent out pets grew to 115 as of March, up from 17 just three years earlier. Each person who rents a dog by the hour is given a leash, some tissues and a plastic bag - in case the pooch has to answer the call of nature. They also get strict instructions not to let the dogs run free, to keep them in the shade on hot summer days and refrain from giving them snacks.

ramvid01
December 12th, 2006, 04:11 PM
That's kind of disturbing. Talk about convenience taken too far.

FrankHegly
December 13th, 2006, 02:29 AM
I don't think it is too bad of an idea. I mean, it would atleast stop puppies being bought and the kids not liking it and then being neglected.

I don't think it is fair on the puppy if they get rented out 7 times a day... but if people take them back to see if its a good fit then I guess it could help. They have this when adopting children.....

Luca
December 13th, 2006, 03:15 AM
If one is in need o canine companionship, sometimes animal shelters (after proper vetting) have programs where you can take dogs out for a walk (Battersea Dogs' HomE in london certainly does). That's a better alternative to someone 'puppy farming' for rent. They are living beings, not inanimate objects.

Luca
December 13th, 2006, 04:18 AM
If one is in need o canine companionship, sometimes animal shelters (after proper vetting) have programs where you can take dogs out for a walk (Battersea Dogs' HomE in london certainly does). That's a better alternative to someone 'puppy farming' for rent. They are living beings, not inanimate objects.

FrankHegly
December 13th, 2006, 05:31 AM
well its like i said.... it depends how the business is used. If it is just used to rent dogs like DVD's then I dont think its a good idea since the dogs will quickly be out of 'employment'.

But if the primary use is to sell dogs but the rental is there to make sure the dog is a good fit with the family and kids then I don't see the problem.

Since Sahnjit wants a DVD rental style dog...then I guess the answer is go to Tokyo...