Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
This was in the newspaper awhile ago: Service lets you pay for time with a dog -- but don\'t call it rent-a-pet
Baiscally, the business lets people rent a pet on a weekly or monthly basis.
Why would anyone want to rent a pet?? :? Pets need a permanent home and care. These rental pets get shuffled around to many different people who each have their own way of caring for the pet. There is no consistency in the care and behavioral problems may develop.
The MSPCA is taking action on keeping the business out of the state: MSPCA web site on renting pets
It\'s a very bad idea to rent pets out when there are so many pets in shelters who are waiting for homes. If a person doesn\'t have the time to care for a pet full time, then they can volunteer at a shelter or other place or foster a pet instead of renting one.