At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 286
KIRI AND YOGI
'DogBuddy makes leaving Yogi
easier because we know he'll
OLLY AND NEO
'The best thing about DogBuddy is
the affection the sitters give Neo.'
Man's best friend
DogBuddy means that you'll
never be stuck without
a dog sitter again. Your
pefect sitter is just a tap
away: a good friend indeed
re you a dog owner with a
hectic lifestyle? If so, you'll
know the trials and tribulations
that can come with trying to
find a good dog sitter especially hen
you find you need someone last minute.
If you feel too guilty to ask your family
to dog sit again and you don't want to
leave your precious pup in a cage at
the kennels, then you're seemingly left
with but one option: cancelling your
plans and staying home.
Enter DogBuddy, a handy service
that connects dog owners with vetted
and reliable dog sitters in your area.
Simple and eﬃcient
The story of DogBuddy's creation is
an all-too-familiar tale to anyone who
has ever owned a dog.
The company was founded in 2013
by entrepreneur Richard Setterwall after
he struggled to find a sitter for his o n
dog. His friends and family were
unavailable, and he didn't want to leave
his dog in a kennel due to the stress
it would cause. Realising that there
are hundreds of willing dog sitters out
there, Setterwall came up with a simple
and efficient ay of connecting dog
owners and dog sitters.
The company has since grown into
a community of more than half a million
dog lovers across seven countries
(UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany,
Sweden and Norway).
The service is easy to use and available
in app form or online. Simply enter your
postcode and the date you need help,
and you'll be shown a list of available
sitters in your area, along with ratings
and reviews of them from other dog
owners. Through DogBuddy's website
you'll be able to read potential sitters'
profiles, hich lets you see ho
experienced the sitter is and whether
they have any notable credentials such
as first aid training.
You can also see photos of the sitter's
home, so you can see if it's suitable for
your dog. You can even arrange a meet
and greet beforehand, so you know
exactly who you're leaving your dog
CHARLOTTE AND INDY
elen was a great sitter, flexible,
very friendly, and great with Indy.'
with. And while your dog is with them,
your sitter can send photos so you know
that your dog is having fun.
In a worst-case scenario, DogBuddy
sitters have access to a special 24/7
vet line, so if they suspect your dog
is feeling under the weather, they can
get advice straightaway.
What's more, sitters have to complete
an assessment and create a profile that
is then manually checked by DogBuddy.
In fact only 10% of applicants are
approved, which ensures every sitter
is of the highest calibre.
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