Feel like having a four-legged fashion accessory for the upcoming weekend? As I’m sure some of you have already heard, the laughably “Web 2.0” sounding company, FlexPetz is about to launch an SF location of their business. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds this utterly exploitive and despicable. (For a great, qualified rant, check out Tree Hugger’s recent article.) I know I’d kill to have a dog. But realize I currently can’t. Still, this? So, uhm… How about striking up new friendships with all the dog owners out there and becoming a doggy aunt or uncle? Or volunteering at a shelter or as a dog walker for PAWS? I can’t imagine how disorienting and emotionally up and down it is for these dogs. Or, in this town, how long it’s gonna take before some local group starts protesting them.

1 Comment so far

  1. Nancy M (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    And Good Lord, have you seen the pricing?!??! An annual fee ($99) a monthly fee ($40-ish) PLUS a per day fee (and yes, pricier on weekends)!

    Anyone with this kind of cash to burn who wants hand-delivered pre-trained puppies that they can pick to match their outfit needs to really – REALLY – reevaluate things.

    Donate a fraction of those fees to the local shelter, volunteer your time walking dogs that are otherwise pent-up 24/7, and do something that would make you FEEL good, not just look good.

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