No, I'm not making this up. Don't have enough time to actually care for a pet of your own? Rent a dog for a couple of hours - or a couple of days! - from FlexPet. And you pay for this service.
In the meantime, there is a place where you can ALSO play with dogs who need company, and it doesn't cost anything and you actually help the dogs find a home! It's called an ANIMAL SHELTER!
Fer crissakes, kids, go volunteer at the SPCA or Humane Society or Bide-A-Wee or KittyKind or Mighty Mutts. Their animals are just as cute and just as needy and it doesn't cost you $49.95 a month for the privilege.