Cash For Cuddles – Survey Finds People Willing To Rent Out Their Pet
New on the odd things of what people are willing to rent out – their pets. Some folks are really hard up for cash if they’ll let a stranger off the street into their home to cuddle and pet their pooch. And now that I’m writing it down, it sounds even weirder…
According to a new global survey by Nielsen, seven percent of respondents would be willing to rent out their pets. This percentage is relatively low on the list of what people are willing to rent out: they were far more willing to rent out their furniture (17 percent), cars (21 percent), clothes (22 percent) and electronic devices (28 percent).
This survey was conducted worldwide, and in the U.S., 52 percent of people are willing to rent out their stuff, while 43 percent would actually rent from others. The most receptive to rent are those living in the Asia-Pacific region – 78 percent would rent their goods and 81 percent would rent from others.
Since I consider my dog part of the family, there’s no way I would ever rent him out. It would be like renting out my older sister (hmmmm, now there’s an idea… although, I’m pretty sure there’s no market for a bossy purveyor of wet willies and nuggies). Would you ever rent out your pet? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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