I recently learned of a fairly new business venture one of my friends and her husband were using. DogVacay is a website based on the Airbnb website which provides space for individuals to offer up their home services to travelers as a bed and breakfast. DogVacay provides a similar service for dog owners, matching them with temporary caretakers and lodging for their pets. Over the past year, the site has grown in popularity as more people have sought out less crowded, more affordable alternative dog boarding options. My friend has hosted several dogs on a fairly regular basis and also takes advantage of the website to find housing for her Labrador. The site retains 15% of what the hosts’ charges and has approximately 11,000 hosts registered with the service.