SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — At one time or another, a lot of us have pined for a dog without being able to accept full-time responsibility for one, so a Bay Area organization is helping that dream come true by letting users ‘borrow’ pets.

Dogs need socialization and fresh air just like people, so Muttville Senior Dog Rescue lets volunteers get the benefits of walking a pet without all the responsibility.

“I’m in a current situation where I can’t have a dog, so I decided to come down here and have thirty of them,” one volunteer said.

Laurie Routhier helps run the organization.

“We have a wonderful group of volunteers here who come in everyday to help take care of the dogs, take them on walks, and make them feel happy, safe, and comfortable,” she said.

Volunteering could help you meet the love of your life, or at least find a date.

“There are plenty of fabulous chicks and dudes who are actually part of the Muttville Community, so people don’t have to go too far if people want to volunteer,” Routhier said.

Volunteers have to take a training class before they can take the dogs for walks.


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