05 April 2017

BUSINESS - Leaders in Pet Sitting Services, Rover.com and DogVacay, Merge

(Courtesy Rover.com DogVacay)
Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers, and DogVacay, a leading online and mobile pet-sitting community, are joining forces.

By combining resources, pet owners will have access to a network of more than 100,000 vetted and insured sitters, offering a range of services, in thousands of cities in every state across the U.S. and in Canada.

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,” said 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.”

To date, millions of services have been booked through the companies, which generated over $150 million in bookings in 2016.

“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,” said Aaron Hirschhorn, DogVacay’s CEO.

The combined companies expect to accelerate international expansion efforts.

Rover’s headquarters will continue to be in Seattle and led by Easterly as CEO, and Hirschhorn will join Rover’s Board of Directors.

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