Welcome to Dogshare - Connecting dogs in Australia

Well a BIG hello!

Its been a busy month here at DOGSHARE headquarters with our website going live and lots of great feedback so far. We have been overwhelmed by the great number of registrations so far with dogs (and owners) signing up from Perth, to Tassie and everywhere in-between.

The great news is that we’ve already been able to complete a number of matches for our Melbourne clients with Sydney and Brisbane not too far behind.

This is as good a time as any to tell you a bit about me and where the idea for DOGSHARE began. My name is Duke and I am an-almost-three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer. I love tummy-rubs, off-lead walks and backyard landscaping. I’m also somewhat of a high-needs dog, in that I enjoy company so much I struggle a bit on my own. My owner, Jess, has a young family and an average sized backyard so getting a companion dog is out of the question. I am walked everyday, but I thrive on additional ‘walkies’ and love to run free with a friend.

Duke on an off leash run

A while ago a lovely border collie, Betty, moved in across the road and we hit it off like littermates. My person and Betty’s person began offering to take us both down to the park together – which was THE BEST because the park is just so much more fun with a buddy. Then sometimes while Betty’s person was out at work, Betty would come and hangout in our backyard. Eventually we got to like each other so much; our people would often leave us for a weekend-dog-sleepover! It was the best of times.

Then Betty moved away…and I pined for her miserably…. So my person Jess, came up with this idea that there must be heaps of other dogs and people in the same situation and surely we could all just hook up?

It’s early days but we’ve already had some incredible feedback - and best of all, I’ve got a couple of dog-matches myself that I can’t wait to meet!

I’d love to see your picture up on our DOGMATCH wall, if you haven’t yet registered and sent in your photo, get on it! And if you have registered and are still waiting for a match, please be patient. We have dogs now across WA, SA, VIC, NSW, QLD and TAS but there are some areas that are busier than others so it may be a few more weeks before we can provide local matches for you.

May your walks be long and your bones plentiful…