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FlexPetz, pro and con

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Want to Rent a Dog for a Day?

Want to Rent a Dog for a Day?

FlexPetz, pro and con

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What if you don't want a dog all the time? Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wish you had a dog but don't want the responsibility of full-time pet ownership? FlexPetz has a plan for you. Sign up for the company's "flexible dog ownership program" and a pooch can be yours — for as long as you want, and not a minute longer.

FlexPetz rep Chris Haddix came on our show today to talk about the business and to defend it against people saying that part-time pets are bound to have problems.

Personally, I could use a part-time dog — especially when I'm out there walking our family's full-time terrier in the predawn — but I've got my questions about actually getting a part-time dog. You?