"Sure, you can rent the puppy if you want. Just make sure it's healthy when you bring it back."
pretty much all started - at the puppy market in Menteng, Jakarta.
Haryanto, above, originally from Surabaya in East Java, has been selling puppies in Jakarta for the last seven years. "You can order any breed you like, we have them all," he says, referring to the dog farms in Bogor and Bandung. "But you can rent puppies too."
"Some people are on short contracts here. And others rent dogs when they go shooting. I recently rented a puppy to an Indian man."
"How long did he rent it for?"
"Has he brought it back?"
"Yes, and I've sold it on."
"How much does it cost to rent a puppy?"
"Half the selling price."
"How do you know customers will bring the puppies back?"
"They promise me. And we sign a letter."
"If people rent puppies and bring them back when they are older, do you have trouble selling the dogs on?"
"No, some customers want young puppies for their children to play with, and others want older dogs to guard their houses."
Haryanto shows long teeth and blue gums in his smile: "I have an 8-month old German Shepherd called Bruno. Do you want to come back to my house to see him?"
"Do they also eat sambel?" This makes the sellers laugh. (Sambel is chilli sauce, the Indonesian favourite after rice).
"No, we don't give them sambel, but we do feed them chicken feet with the rice."