We all know the economy is in a state of "recession," "depression," or "screwed-upness," depending upon which expert you ask. This uncertain future leaves many people hesitant to accept the long term commitment of pet ownership; enter Rent-A-Pal.
Rent-A-Pal will deliver love, friendship, or just a status symbol directly to your doorstep. All you have to do is log on to the web site and choose an animal that's right for you.
If you're down and need a friend, you can choose an animal that has been confined to a kennel for days on end. The brains behind the scheme say it's a sure-fire way to chase the recession blues away: "Imagine the joy you'll feel when you open the door and Fido or Felix greets you with their whole heart full of gratitude."
If you just want to show that snooty neighbor that you can get a better dog than he can, order up a "Best in Show" champion. After you show that jerk your "new dog," and know he's beaten you can return Fido and not have to walk him every day for the next twenty years.