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AirBnB for dogs (chriseidhof.tumblr.com)
13 points by chriseidhof 2279 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments

Incidentally, I would love AirBnB for dogs if someone wants to build it - I hate sending my dog to a commercial kennel but sometimes that's the only option. Surely there are lots of people out there who would be occasional dog hosts and room for them to give a cut to a middleman?

I found this http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1774231 on the site but I don't want to take other people's dogs, I just want a marketplace where I can find people near to me who charge a reasonable amount of money for a good quality, caring service.

Sounds like you're describing what we're building! (www.rover.com)

That's exactly what we want to facilitate. Tons of people would be willing to watch your dog overnight, but there's no easy way for them to do so.

We're in Seattle for now, but have every intention of expanding in the future.

Entering the Airbnb for dogs market might face competition from entrenched players, as a whois search shows that Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky already owns dogbnb.com

Wow cool unfortunately in the UK not Seattle but a man can dream...

I think the title of this submission is particularly bad, considering the content of the source post, but - I agree completely with it :)

As a developer I too feel as though everything has already been done. I just cannot find any ideas that are remotely interesting to me to try out. By the time I come up with something I think is great, I see something is already done - and done better than I had intended with my own idea.

It's quite a kick in the teeth really. Maybe it's just because we're doers, and not the idea men?

"As an app developer, I sometimes think all the apps are already built." I feel exactly the same many times. A friend of mine has an app idea every 30 seconds (exaggeration), but it seems almost every idea he has is already built and if it isn't already built is because there are technical difficulties.. But you said it all, "(...) but there are still so many companies who don’t even have a decent website yet. Let’s help them.". Indeed this is true :) Good post :)

"A place for Rover" with the high concept pitch of "AirBnB for Dogs", won the Seattle Startup Weekend in June -- http://www.geekwire.com/2011/airbnb-pet-introducing-place-ro... has the story.

hah, I though this was going to be about a site where you can rent someone's dog for a few hours here and there. there are already dog rental sites, but how can individual pet owners monetize the hours they're not at home to enjoy their furry friends?

Who wants to rent a dog for a couple days?

I'm sure there's people who would be interested in renting a dog for a few hours. Think of it as therapy.

I'm intrigued by the idea of charging both sides (people looking to board their dog for a time period AND people looking to borrow a dog) of an exchange like this instead of the normal passing money between 2 parties and keeping a small percentage as a service fee.

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