YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK CAN RADICALLY CHANGE THE WAY YOU FIND A DOG SITTER
You and your girlfriends just booked a 7 day trip to Tulum.
Flight, check. Hotel, check. Easy peasy. You’re mind is already racing forward to what bathing suits you’re going to bring and all the fun outfits you’re going to pack. Excitement abound. Now comes the hard part. What are you going to do with your most valuable family member. You want someone you trust to take care of Fido, but most of your girlfriends that you’d ask normally are going on the trip with you. The trip is already costing you a fortune and 7 days in overnight boarding at a kennel would not only break the bank but all you’d be thinking about is her well being.
So what do you do? Where do you start? Mom/Dad? Do you start asking other friends one by one letting them know you are in a pinch and you desperately need help for an entire week? What if you find one that says yes. 7 days is a long time. Is it a favor, is there some undiscussed understanding of money, wine, etc?? What about a professional dog sitter? Do you start searching through profiles, reading and trusting reviews of people you don’t know? Are you really prepared to drop your dog off with a stranger that you just met? AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. All the sudden this trip got really stressful. Crap. WHY CAN’T IT JUST BE SIMPLE!!
Use friends and social connections to make it easy
Now there is a way to get easily get a dog sitter through friends and social connections, rather than strangers. DoggyBnB is a mobile app and dog sitting community, that crowdsources your friends and social connections whenever you need help. Instead of asking friends one by one or cornering them for help, you can remove the guesswork of finding a dog sitter by inviting and connecting with all of your dog loving friends on the app.
When you need help, you send out a notification called a Woof, with the date, job details and reward of your choice to your network of friends at once. Friends can then respond if available, and you can decide who you want to take care of Fido. Best of all, the app will send reminders, manage logistics and pay your friend directly through Venmo upon completion of the job.
The value of DoggyBnB is simple. Friends are better than strangers and a personal recommendation from a friend or someone you know is more valuable and trusted than any kind of third party review, search result or random directory. Using your personal contacts and Facebook connect, each and every friend that you are connected to, extends your network of available dog sitting options out 3 degrees(similar to LinkedIn) to friends and dog sitters they know, trust and recommend too. The use of a dog-centric social graph and push technology gives you easy and immediate access to dog lovers you have a personal connection to without the friction, frustration and pain of calling and scrambling around every time something comes up.
One of the fun features of DoggyBnB is Sniffer, which plays matchmaker for dog owners in a specific area. “Sniffer” uses GPS to locate dog owners within close proximity looking for playmates for their pooches. Sniffer can filter preferences by a dog’s weight, as well as the gender, and age of the owner and then presents users with a selection of dogs and their owners who are nearby. Browsing and choosing functions like Tinder: You swipe right for yes, left for no, and if there’s mutual interest, the owners can message each other and set up a playdate.
DoggyBnB is for ALL dog lovers
What’s great about DoggyBnB is that it’s a social dog sitting community based on friendship and who you know. If you love dogs but don’t have one yet or you’re a full time dog sitter, you can easily sign up and become a dog sitter to friends and social connections based on you own availability. Just like dog owners, the more you connect to people you know, the more options and opportunity you’ll have to watch pets and make money doing something you love when friends need help. You can create your own economic opportunity out of thin air simply by signing up and both connecting and inviting dog lovers to join the network.
The most important part about DoggyBnB is understanding that DoggyBnB is based on who you know. You MUST commit to adding, inviting and connecting to friends for your network to open up and the options and opportunities for yourself become endless.
The DoggyBnB app is available on the app store and Google Play. Download the app and give your dog a network of buddies that you both love.