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This new app feature could solve separation anxiety for dogs when owners return to the office

Dogs may find the easing of lockdown lonely but Fetching could help

Chloe Bowen

Posted 2 months ago ago

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By Chloe Bowen 

Although Fetching was originally an app built to help parents share the school run, users suggested it also needed a feature to help with their dogs too.  

The app will be launching a new feature next week that aims to ensure dogs are not left home alone after July 19. 

It will feature a new “dog dates” option to allow dog owners to exchange playdates with other dog owners.  

With restrictions lifting on July 19, many people will be returning to the office, but for the increased number of dog owners in the UK, this could mean leaving their furry friends at home.  

85 per cent of dogs suffer from separation anxiety and loneliness whenever they are left by themselves. This has increased since lockdown as dogs are now used to having their owners nearby. Some “lockdown pups” have never been left on their own.  

The app lets you connect with friends that you trust to take care of your dog. Then, when you are going to be out of the house for more than a couple of hours, you can request a dog date and all of your friends on the app are notified. When one of them accepts, the date is set.  

All users are ID verified, so you know that everyone on the app is exactly who they say they are. 

Founder and CEO Rachel Beech said: "Having a playmate for the day provides companionship and helps build confidence. Fetching not only takes away the hassle of arranging a dog date, but also removes the guilt of asking a favour of a friend.” 

Coincidentally, the name isn’t a bad fit either.  

For more information, head to the website at We Are Fetching


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