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GoFetch: The Airbnb for Dogs in Vancouver

Posted on January 18, 2017

CityMash.com - This week, a hotel opens in Vancouver that is devoted entirely to the comfort of dogs! For many dog owners, the thought of leaving their best friend in a kennel is just plain sad, so two Vancouverites created a simple business that allows dogs to have the time of their lives when their owners can’t look after them for a little while!

The business is called GoFetch, and it’s being called the Airbnb for man’s best friend! It’s easy to setup a stay, and it’s a lot cheaper than other private dog-sitters, or paying all kinds of travel and pet fees in typical hotels.

According to GoFetch co-owner Willson Cross, the accommodation comes “at an average cost of $30 per night,” which is a steal when compared to the thought of traveling without your companion, or paying the exorbitant fees to get your dog into a standard hotel. Finally, a place that flips the system on its head.

“It’s cheaper than the average price for kennels — pets are getting one-on-one care. They’re not in cages, they’re with real humans,” He added.

The website acts as a place where dog-sitters and dog-owners can meet and discuss all the details of what will make their dog’s stay as pleasant as possible for them.

Before allowing the dog-sitters, the website takes them through a vetting process to make sure the dog gets somebody who not only cares about animals, but who cares about the job — which doesn’t take into account the fact that it’s got to be one of the most fun jobs in the world: spend time with puppies for a night.

Take the time to check out the awesome website here. For any first-time bookers, it’s $20 off! How much better can it get for Vancouver’s dogs?

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Written by Alex Southey
Born and currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. I graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2015 and from the Vancouver Film School Screenwriting For Film and Television program in 2016. More articles by Alex Southey

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