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A Rent-a-Pet Service, Just Fur You?

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You can rent a tux, rent a car, and rent a time-share at the beach. Now you can also rent a pet. The California company FlexPetz lets you pay to play with the dog for a day or two. The dog gets delivered to your home or office, along with leash, bowl, and pre-measured pet food. You briefly become a dog person, then later return the animal and go on with your life.

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You can rent a tux or a car or a time-share at the beach. So now you can also rent a pet. A California company caters to people who don't want the full responsibility. FlexPetz let you share a pet. You pay to play with a dog for a day or two, whenever you want. It gets delivered to your home or office, along with leash, bowl and pre-measured pet food. You briefly become a dog person, and then later return the animal and go on with your life.

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