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Dog owner uses cheeky ad to get free pet sitter – but notice divides opinion

A DOG owner divided opinion after using a cheeky advert to try and get a free pet sitter.

The Sydney pooch owner came up with an inventive plan to get free doggy day care by offering up her four-legged companion as a “part time dog” for a family.

The notice featured a photo of the dog, Tedy, and a description of his owner's proposal

The notice featured a photo of the dog, Tedy, and a description of his owner’s proposalCredit: Reddit

A member of the public spotted the advert pinned to a noticeboard.

It featured two photos of the little dog, Tedy, and a description of his owner’s controversial proposal.

The ad, shared to Reddit, said: “Do you love dogs, but you are too busy to have a full time commitment or too much financially?

“Tedy is looking for an alternative family. Would you like or your kids to have a dog?”

The dog’s “mum” said she was happy to share him on the weekends and afternoons – but there was no mention of payment.

The sharing agreement seemed to depend on whether the “alternative family” would be happy to look after Tedy for free while she was away travelling.

The ad said: “My mum is happy to share me with you on the weekend or afternoon (as per agreement) for an exchange to look after me when she is travelling.”

The bizarre offering divided opinion online – with many thinking it was just a brazen attempt to get a free pet sitter.

The person who shared the ad on Reddit said: “Do people do this or is this person looking for free dog sitting?”

One user replied: “It’s 100 per cent free babysitting.”

Another said it “might be confusing” for the dog to have two owners.

A third said: “Next thing we know people are looking to offer a part time baby.”

While others admitted it was a bit “cheeky, they said Tedy’s owner could be onto something.

One person wrote: “Jokes aside, this is indeed a very clever way to get free pet sitting, but also a win-win for some who would love to have a pet, but cant afford or just don’t have enough time.”

Another said: “Yes they want free doggie daycare but hey if they can find someone who wants to do that then good luck to them.”

A third wrote: “Pet sharing is definitely a thing, seems a bit cheeky to me but maybe everyone benefits.”

Someone thought it was a “fair deal” as long as Tedy’s owners pay for food while they’re away.

“It’s free dog sitting but some people like having a temporary pet,” they said.

It comes after a woman divided opinion after revealing how she gets her kids to do house chores – and even makes them pay for snacks.

And another woman sparked a furious debate after confessing that she wanted to call in sick to work because of a bad break-up.