Beta Launch of ForbesBark.com: A different type of Crowd-Sourcing Pet Care

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New Startup Launches Beta Testing for Modern Pet Care in Washington, D.C.

ForbesBark.com is crowd-sourcing quid pro quo pet care meets the sharing economy.

ForbesBark.com is a community of responsible Pet Owners and Animal Lovers who provide crowd-sourcing, quid pro quo pet care services. Finding a member of the community who will board the family pets has never been easier. Payment for that help is simply a matter of paying it forward or returning the favor. There is no daily rate to worry about.

ForbesBark.com has launched beta testing and is now accepting users in Washington, D.C. -- Upon requesting an invite and completing the profile, Users can already post requests such as boarding, playdates and errands. Other members within a 6 mile radius (based on zip code information) will be able to see the requests and be able to decide if it is timely for them to accept. An important aspect of the community is that it is a two-way street. There is a point system in effect and 1 point is equivalent to 1 request. Unlike your bank account, the goal in ForbesBark.com is to maintain a zero balance. Having a zero balance means that a User is participating in the community properly by requesting for services and accepting requests from others.

ForbesBark.com was founded because not a lot of people can travel and afford to pay a reputable boarding facility and/or petsitter at the same time. Especially when the family has more than two pets. It wouldn't be right to give up on traveling since ”Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – Susan Sontag. But at the same time it’s hard to leave home not knowing if the furry babies will be fine. With ForbesBark.com Users no longer have to make that choice. The best part is that ForbesBark.com is a free service, however there is an annual verification fee. This allows verification for each member and a thorough background check for criminal history and animal abuse. ForbesBark.com is a secure site for your family pets.

For non-travelers, ForbesBark.com is useful when picking up overtime at work or when moving to a new neighborhood. It becomes a tool to meet new friends who share the same ideals. ForbesBark is a community aiming to make the lives of pet owners a little easier. The new service is beta testing and is open to residents of Washington, D.C. and in the coming months will be open to users nationwide. For more information please check out http://www.forbesbark.com and request an invite.

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