Love dogs but don’t own one? You can borrow someone else’s dog for the mean time at furpal
Furpal is a platform that connects dog lovers to dog owners so that they can go over and play with their dog for a furry date.
Not only is Furpal allowing those who love dogs an opportunity to play with one of their choices, anytime and anywhere, the platform is also providing human socialisation opportunities for your furkid so that they can learn to be more sociable and less afraid of the word.
Research proves that being with an animal, such as a dog, can lower the level of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress. It triggers the release of endorphins, a feel-good neurotransmitter which gives a calming effect and boosts the level of serotonin, a chemical linked with happiness and well-being. For children, interacting with a dog can help them develop empathy and emotional quotient (EQ). Furpal is providing a convenient way for someone to be able to experience the benefits of pet companionship without the costs and responsibility of ownership.
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Socializing your dog to new and different people on a consistent basis, even as they grow older, will help them be less fearful and reduce stress which can prevent chronic stress hormone release as well as easy veterinary examinations, grooming and walks in the long term.
With Furpal, you can expose your dog to a wide variety of people, from men and women to children, so he can get acclimated to the idea of people. If your dog only ever hangs out with one person, he may grow wary of anyone who isn’t that person. Hence, it is crucial to diversify your dog’s social circle and make time for meet-and-greets. Just like dog training, human socialization for dogs needs to be consistent and with different kinds of people.
Borrowers are likely to be people who love dogs but can’t own one at the moment, potential owners looking to see how it is like to own a dog or even a particular breed, potential owners who are looking to expose their children to the presence of a dog, people who want to destress and receive some dog therapy or just people looking to do something fun and different.
Safety is a natural concern for any platform involving meeting a stranger, let alone an animal. To help protect all parties, Furpal screen every owner and does some in-person temperament assessments of dogs that are prone to be more aggressive by nature. Furpal also educates and ensures that borrowers who join and book a Furpal are made aware of the potential risks of playing with a dog despite the dog not being aggressive. Furpal does a thorough vetting process to ensure that they are creating a safe and responsible community.
Furpal services are already live and you can start booking a Furpal anytime through here.