If you've ever returned from vacation to pick up your dog from a kennel to find a massive multihundred-dollar bill and a very unhappy dog, you'll immediately understand the value of a start-up called DogVacay.
CNBC reports it's kind of like AirBNB for dogs, connecting dog owners to 10,000 screened and trained dog-sitters around the country. Hosts set their prices-usually about half as much as a kennel, and the company takes a 15 percent cut. The idea is that dogs will get better care-one on one attention-and the ability to take walks or frolic in the park. And dog-sitters usually send vacationing dog hosts photos or videos as proof.
See this story on finance.yahoo.com