A dog-sitting service has launched in Bury St Edmunds, giving residents the chance to look after a pooch for free.
Barking Mad has set-up in the area this week, after the online pet-matching scheme proved a success in other towns. It sees owners pay the company to source a host, before going away. Barking Mad will then procure a small fee to the short-term owner to cover costs.
Steve Lake has bought into the franchise, which he hopes will allow dog lovers, who are unable to own a pet, to enjoy the experience.
“We hope hosts will see a boost to their own wellbeing,” said Mr Lake, who left a career in distribution to start-up.
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Mr Lake meets potential owners – who can state a preference for the kind of dog they wish to take.
By William Mata
Source: Bury Free Press