Flexpetz just recently launched in Southern California and is set to spread all over the country in the coming months. The idea is that some of us want canine companionship but don't have lifestyles accommodating to ownership because of travel, living arrangements, etc. With Flexpetz you can rent a dog for just a few hours or for up to a week at a time. Most of their dogs are rescues, they've all gone through a full training program and they live in a cage-free environment. Expect to pony up $40 a month for membership plus a daily fee for your pooch of choice. Soon Flexpetz will be cropping up all over the country including three locations in New York and also locations in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Miami, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. So the next time you're away on business you can rent out Fido to keep you happy.