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Jakarta Post

Dog walkers life saver for busy Jakartans

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  12:23 am
Local companion: A man walks several dogs at a Cipete housing residence in South Jakarta on Wednesday.(JP/Donny Fernando)(JP/Donny Fernando)

Local companion: A man walks several dogs at a Cipete housing residence in South Jakarta on Wednesday.(JP/Donny Fernando)Jakarta may not be an altogether pet-friendly place, and as a Muslim-majority city may not be so welcoming to dogs, but busy pooch owners in the metropolis can still find dog walkers to take care of their furry friends.Dog walking is a much-needed service for people like Lauvinia Amin, who runs a beauty salon business at her storehouse home in Pluit, North Jakarta. Running the business from home and having two Pomeranian dogs means that she often does not get to spend much quality time with her pets.“I work [from home] and don’t always have time to take them for a walk, while everyday they need at least 15 minutes of walking,” the 26-year-old said.Finding herself in this situation, Lauvinia hired dog walkers so that her dogs would get proper exercise.Twenty-four-...