If you are obsessed with dogs, there is no other way about it: That's going to be your one true pup-happy path for life, and hooray for that.
Not everyone, however, can be with a dog at all times, every single day, even if they want to be (no "hooray" given, for obvious reasons). But Bark'N'Borrow, called "an Uber-type matchmaking service" by the New York Times, has been working on that sad, pup-free gap by pairing pooches with people who want to hang out and cuddle them, at least for a bit.
On the fly cuddle time? With a canine near you? For a few hours or a day? Within a 50,000-person network of devoted dog fans? That does deserve a "hooray."
What to do, where to go and what to see
Now Bark'N'Borrow has teamed up with NKLA, the shelter overseen by Best Friends Animal Society LA, to create another dogly dimension to the free app: Matching adoptable pups with forever homes.
These would not be tail-waggers you'd visit with for an afternoon before returning your new friend to his or her family, just to be clear. Rather, these collar-less cuties are shelter residents who need to find a permanent address. Permanent and adoring, too, if addresses can be adoring. (For now, let's say they can be.)
And that's "collar-less" in the more philosophical sense, of course. These adoptable dogs don't yet belong to a human, but surely would like to find a person to love.
If you're that person, consider perusing the app, which will continue to cover dog-borrowing and dog-sitting, as well as local Lassies and Laddies who'd love to not be so much "borrowed" for a day but hugged close for always.
Yep, you'll be swiping as you see these sweeties, but be sure to pause on each, for a moment, to get the fuller picture.
Want some background on Bark'N'Borrow and how finding a Fido near you to play fetch with works? Or more on the shelter dogs now front-and-centered within the app? Wag your tail in this direction.