More and more young people enjoy having pets, but they are reluctant to raise them. Currently in Changchun, people prefer to rent pets and play with them during weekends, regarding this as a fashionable pursuit.

Mr. Feng, Jilin Province, likes pet dogs. Last weekend he rented a Scottish shepherd dog from a local pet shop. He bathed the dog, and went strolling with it. He reveals that he cannot raise pets in his spare time because he is busy everyday except weekends. To rent pets during weekends seem to be the most convenient while economical way to relax himself.

A manager from a pet shop says costumers are all like Mr. Feng, are usually too busy to spare to raise pets, and some of whom had never raised any pet before. So they also hope to rent pets and learn to raise pets so that they can know whether they can be a good pet master or not.

It’s reported that all pets for rent are needed to be immunized. Before they are rented out, pet shops will teach their customers the ABC of how to pet raising and prepare dog food based on each pet’s taste. Shop assistants will also provide various services for pets like health checkup if their customers want to rent pets for a longer period.

Such kind of activity is also becoming popular in some China’s metropolises. Dogs for rent are often precious species, so their rent is high, usually 200-500 yuan (US$25-63) per day. Some of them require thousands of yuan as deposit.

Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.