SEATTLE & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rover.com, the nation’s largest community of pet sitters and canine walkers, and DogVacay, a number one on-line and cellular pet-sitting group, at present announce that they’re becoming a member of forces.
Over the previous 5 years, Rover and DogVacay have created a wholly new class, giving pet dad and mom entry to handy, trusted, inexpensive pet care choices, whether or not it’s in-home canine boarding, pet sitting or canine strolling. Today the businesses unite to advance their widespread mission—to make life higher for canines and the individuals who love them.
With this deal, the businesses proceed to remodel the $15 billion pet care trade. By combining assets, pet dad and mom may have entry to the most important community of greater than 100,000 5-star sitters, providing a variety of providers, in hundreds of cities in each state throughout the U.S. and Canada. To date, hundreds of thousands of providers have been booked by means of the businesses, which generated over $150 million in bookings in 2016.
“Rover and DogVacay are both made up of dog people on a mission to enable everyone to experience the love and joy of a pet,” stated Aaron Easterly, Rover’s CEO. “Together, we can accomplish our goals quicker and make an even bigger impact. Plus, this partnership will enable us to pick up engineering velocity, bring new products to market faster and invest even more aggressively in building the best tools for our sitters and dog walkers.”
The partnership offers canine house owners nationwide the advantage of unprecedented protection and selection in neighborhood pet care. It’s additionally an infinite alternative for pet sitters and canine walkers who’ll profit from the mixed assets, insights, and academic instruments of each manufacturers. But most significantly, canines will profit from the individualized care they obtain, and from each firms’ relentless deal with the well-being of pets nationwide.
“Growing DogVacay with my team over the past five years across the U.S. and Canada has been an incredible journey,” stated Aaron Hirschhorn, DogVacay’s CEO. “Our goal has always been to make quality pet care accessible to everyone, and with Rover and DogVacay’s experience and expertise, we will continue to create the best solution for our host community, our pet parents and most importantly, our pets that we love as family.”
The mixed firms count on to speed up worldwide growth efforts. Rover’s headquarters will proceed to be in Seattle and led by Easterly as CEO. Hirschhorn will be part of Rover’s Board of Directors.
Rover.com connects pet dad and mom with the nation’s largest community of loving and reliable pet sitters and canine walkers. Through Rover, pet dad and mom can uncover, e-book, and handle personalised care for his or her canines, together with pet sitting, canine strolling, in-home canine boarding, and doggy day care. Founded on the assumption that everybody ought to have the chance to expertise the unconditional love of a canine, Rover improves and simplifies life for pet dad and mom and the canines they love. By eradicating widespread pet care obstacles, Rover ensures canines nationwide are completely happy and well-cared for even when their proprietor is away and empowers canine lovers to dwell fulfilling lives. Services are booked by means of Rover each minute of every single day, and greater than 92% of the inhabitants lives inside a brief drive of a Rover sitter. Over 95% of reviewed bookings have obtained an ideal 5-star score. The platform gives premium insurance coverage for all providers booked by means of Rover, safe on-line funds, world-class buyer assist, vet consultations, a 24/7 group of belief and security specialists, Rover Cards together with stroll maps and exercise monitoring, cellular apps, picture and video sharing, and normal background checks for sitters.
DogVacay is a web based and cellular group that connects pet dad and mom in want of pet care providers (house canine boarding, pet sitting, doggie daycare) with certified pet caregivers. DogVacay’s vetted and insured canine (and cat!) lovers throughout the nation are prepared to observe your pet like they’re a member of their household. Guests can browse hosts in their space, schedule and e-book on-line or by means of DogVacay’s cellular app. All reservations embrace vet insurance coverage, 24/7 emergency assist and day by day picture updates. DogVacay was based by husband and spouse group Aaron Hirschhorn and Karine Nissim in March 2012.