What is Share My Pet
Share My Pet creates a platform connecting pet owners with people in the local community who wish to look after pets. It combines the love of animals with sharing and caring.
What we believe in
Here at Share My Pet, we believe that if you love animals you want the best for them. We believe in the good in people and that through trust and respect our beloved pets can benefit from more companionship, exercise, love and quality of life. This can be done by connecting pet owners with people who want to borrow a pet and create a happy relationship built on trust, through which our pets benefit.
Share My Pet can connect local people with pets that require walks, overnight stays, holiday care or just some additional company.
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them .”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog
What Share My Pet Website offers
Share My Pet allows you to be part of New Zealand’s first pet-sharing community.
Pets get the best from life. Pet owners can get extra care, attention and holiday care for their pets. Non-pet owners get to be a meaningful part of a pet’s life.
Share My Pet is a website where you can create a profile for yourself and/or your pet(s). Through the profile, you can look for pets in your local area to ‘Care’ for or you can make your pet available to ‘Share’.
You make connections with other website members through the site and arrange to meet up in the real world. If you are both happy and feel comfortable to proceed then you can make arrangements for the care of the pet as suits you both.
50% of our profits will be donated
Share My Pet aims not only to improve the lives of well-loved family pets but also the living quality of animals all around the world and New Zealand. We, therefore, have set up a charity fund where 50% of the company profits will be donated straight to a charity we believe in.
If your favourite charity supporting animal welfare is not on our list please contact us and we will add it. Let’s make 2019 the year of change and improvements for the beautiful animals in this world. Together we can make a huge difference!!
We are supporting the following:
Who we are and why we set up Share My Pet
Our names are Lili and Dave. We have four much-loved members of our lovely fur family: Elfie our cat, Snout and Muppet our two dogs, and Gem the mini pony. We also have four chickens who live a lovely life free-ranging under the trees in our garden.
We founded Share My Pet at the end of 2017 after speaking to lots of people when walking our dogs who love animals but can’t or don’t have one but would love to take care of one. We realised that there are a lot of good people out there who love animals but, for whatever reasons, do not own a pet – but would love to share the care of an animal and have the joy of an animal’s companionship.
We saw the same need in pet owners who occasionally wish they had someone else they knew and trusted in their lives to help out with looking after their beloved pets – whether it be when they went on holidays, wanted their pet to have extra companionship or just wanted to make their pets happy by allowing them more love from animal lovers.
We believe Share My Pet is a win-win situation for pet owners and animal lovers alike.
I grew up on a small farm in Mahana, Nelson, and have been passionate about animals my whole life. My childhood was spent surrounded by chickens, sheep, goats, deer, geese, the family dog and cat, rabbits, guinea pigs and all manner of other little furries. I cared for and rode horses throughout my childhood and enjoyed all sorts of pony club activities.
After I graduated from teacher training, I moved overseas and spent the next 12 years abroad. I met my husband Dave while overseas and together we moved to Nelson, NZ, in 2015. The first thing we did was set about finding a Border Terrier. Miss Muppet, our Border and our beautiful cat called Elfie are both adored members of the family. At some point along the way, we decided Miss Muppet’s happiness would be enhanced if she had a full-time canine buddy. Welcome Snout the Schnoodle! All three pets get along beautifully and are the best of friends.
Hi, I’m Dave and I’m delighted to call NZ my home with my wonderful wife, Lili, and our gorgeous fur family.
Before moving to NZ, I grew up in Devon, UK, and lived and studied in Bristol. Since our arrival in NZ, we have begun living our dream of settling down in this amazing country. Our first steps were welcoming our lovely pets into our lives who bring us daily joy and entertainment. Next, I got a job with an architecture firm in Nelson city. I now work part-time on Share My Pet and freelance as an Architectural Graduate.
I am passionate about music, beekeeping, sculpture and spending time in nature with my wife and pets. My vision for Share My Pet is to improve the quality of animals’ and people’s lives by sharing the love and care for them.