How does Part Time Pooch work?

It’s easy. After you sign up and fill out your profile you can browse “dog-lovers.” You take the leash and make the arrangements, we’re here to help get that connection. Dog-lovers are the volunteer hosts who want to share the care of your pet. You can connect with the dog-lovers you’re interested in and see if you’re a match for each other.

Is Part Time Pooch right for me?

Part Time Pooch is for dog owners who want an alternative to pricy and uncomfortable kennels where their pet doesn’t get the attention they deserve. It’s also for owners who want their dog to have more attention than they can always give them, for example, while they work at the office from nine to five. Or maybe you just want to connect with other people who love dogs!

Are they qualified to take care of my dog?

Part Time Pooch connects you to people who may be able to care for your pet. Every dog, and every dog owner has particular preferences and it’s up to you to decide if the person you select is the right fit. There are all kinds of dog-lovers and we’re confident you can find someone who you and your furry friend love.

What is the guarantee my dog will be safe?

Just like when you drop your dog off at a kennel or select a dog walker,you’ll want to make sure you trust the person you select. Get to know them and use your judgment.

Who is responsible if something happens to my dog?

When you select the dog-lover to care for your furry friend both parties agree to terms they are comfortable with. Discuss this openly when you connect.

Where does the dog stay?

Some pups love sleeping outside and some love cuddling up on your pillow– talk to the dog-lover and make sure both parties, and the pooch, are happy with the arrangements.

Who pays for the food?

Since the dog lover is volunteering their care you, as the dog owner, should provide everything that your pup may need while he/she is in someone else’s care.

Do I have to pay the host?

No, dog-lovers volunteer their attention for the love of the dog.

What if the host asks for or demands money?

If this happens let us know at info@parttimepooch.com and we’ll take it from there.

My dog is finicky, who would want to take of him?

Just as your dog is particular there are dog-lovers who are particular. As our membership continues to grow we’re confident that there’s the right dog-lover for every kind of dog.

Should I meet the person before leaving my dog?

We highly encourage dog owners and hosts to meet in advance. This helps ensure you trust this new person with your precious pooch and that your pup likes their new friend.

I have multiple dogs. Can they all go to the same place?

Some of our members love a house full of pups. You just have to find ‘em.

I go away for long periods of time. Are there still people who will take my dog?

Yup. Some members love long-term arrangements.

I just want to have my dog walked sometimes; can I still use the site?

Absolutely. You can specify exactly what you’re looking for when you reach out and connect to potential hosts.

I only need it during working hours; can I still use the site?

Of course. You can express exactly what you and your dogs needs are to potential hosts.

My dog has special needs, would someone still want it?

Yes, there’s a dog-lover for every kind of dog.

What should I leave with my dog when I go?

You know your dog best so give him or her anything you think would be comforting. A blanket, their favourite toy, or an old sweater that smells like you may help them feel more comfortable in their new environment.

How do I cancel my membership?

Send us an email to info@parttimepooch.com with the word “Cancel” in the subject line.

How do I upgrade my Value Package to a Full Package?

Hit the Upgrade button at the bottom of any page to change your package.

How do I block users from messaging me?

You can block users using the “report” button on a profile and select “block”.

How do I report inappropriate messages or content on someone’s profile?

Email info@parttimepooch and put “Report” in the subject line. Include the name of the account you are reporting and their link if possible.

Dog Host FAQ’s

How does Part Time Pooch work?

Dog-lovers, all you need to do is sign up, fill out your profile, and then connect with dog-owners. You take the leash and make the arrangements, we’re  here to help get that connection. After you’ve connected you’ll be able to determine if the dog you want to care for is right now you. Soon you’ll have a Part Time Pooch!

Is Part Time Pooch right for me?

Part Time Pooch is for dog-lovers who want to share the care, people who want to get to know a particular breed intimately before they adopt, families who want to test out how the kids are with a pup, or simply people who want to make a new furry friend.

How do I guarantee my family and I will be safe?

An important part of the connection process is meeting the dog and owner. You need to ensure you feel comfortable with your new houseguest and you have all the information you need. Come prepared to ask questions about behavior and habits. Use your judgment when you make your arrangements.

Who is responsible if something happens with the dog?

When you and the dog owner make arrangements, both parties should agree to terms they are comfortable with. Discuss this openly when you connect.

Where does the dog stay?

As the dog-lover and host make sure you and the dog and dog owner are comfortable with the arrangements.

Who pays for the food?

Since you, as a dog-lover and host, do this on a volunteer basis, we encourage the dog owner to provide anything their dog may need while they are in your care.

Do I get paid as the host?

No. Dog-lovers do this for the love of the dog.

Should I meet the person before taking their dog?

We encourage you to meet your potential Part Time Pooch before they are fully in your care. You can get to know the dog and the dog owner and establish the dog’s needs.

I just want to walk a dog sometimes; can I still use the site?

Absolutely. Some dog-owners only want exactly that.

Is there a minimum time I have the dog?

No, arrangements between the dog and dog owner are made at their discretion.

Where do I get the dog?

Connect with dog-owners. Someone has a dog that needs your care. You just need to find them.

How do I cancel my profile?

Send us an email to info@parttimepooch.com with the word “Cancel” in the subject line.

How do I block users from messaging me?

You can block users using the “report” button on a profile and select “block”.

How do I report inappropriate messages or content on someone’s profile?

Email info@parttimepooch and put “Report” in the subject line. Include the name of the account you are reporting and their link if possible.