NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DoggyBnB, the pioneering new app that harnesses the power of personal relationships and social networking to procure trustworthy pet care, today announced its launch on the Apple App Store. Now available for free download, Doggy BnB offers a groundbreaking solution to the age-old challenge of pet ownership: securing dependable, affordable and convenient care for beloved pets in an owner’s absence. By capitalizing on the growing prevalence of geo-location technology, social media networking and crowd-sourcing, DoggyBnB provides an innovative new way to obtain access to optimal pet care, relying on the authentic trust shared between pet owners and their friends and family.
“DoggyBnB revolves around the idea that those who love you most are best equipped to care for your pet in your absence. Pets are family, and when their parents are away, they need the continued nurturing care that comes naturally from those who already know and love them,” said Adam Pokornicky, founder and CEO of DoggyBnB. “With a user-friendly app that taps into your preexisting network of trusted contacts, your pet’s needs are met efficiently through reliable providers. DoggyBnB offers an expedient way to secure dependable care through your best resources – your family and friends – while offering them a tangible incentive to help you out.”
The app’s intuitive design offers a straightforward, time-saving solution for pet owners in need. Upon download, pet owners and animal lovers alike can create social profiles and build their networks of trusted “buddies” and “boarders”, the key players in the DoggyBnB framework. When seeking help, pet owners send out a “woof”, or targeted request for pet care services, notifying their connections of the favor needed and compensation promised. “Woofs” may entail walking or feeding a pet, short or extended pet-sitting, or house-sitting for the owner, and manner and degree of compensation is at the sole discretion of the solicitor. Fellow buddies and boarders may then “fetch” these “woofs”, offering their services to the pet owner in exchange for the reward stipulated. Push notifications, calendar reminders and tiered connections all serve to create an efficient system that ensures that pet care needs are met quickly and seamlessly. An in-app messenger feature allows pet owners to vet incoming “fetches”, confirm service details and coordinate any logistics with the accepting contact. Once a DoggyBnB service has been completed, the provider receives seamless automatic payment or non-monetary compensation from the soliciting pet owner.
Additional DoggyBnB features enable users to pursue new connections based on mutual adoration of pets, growing social circles while increasing opportunities to earn added income. “Sniffer”, an in-app matchmaker for pet and pet owner pairs, offers potential pet play dates located in a user’s area. Likewise, tiered connections and geo-location functions allow independent caretakers, or boarders, to connect with potential new customers. The app thus serves as a platform to connect pet lovers of all kinds, broadening social networks and opportunities for revenue.
“Beyond helping pet owners find reliable care, DoggyBnB offers a host of other benefits, both social and economic. Features like Sniffer offer pet owners new ways to connect with like-minded friends, while independent boarders will find the app to be an advantageous tool in growing their professional networks,” commented Dan Joldzic, company co-founder and COO. “The DoggyBnB marketplace is based on earned trust gained through authentic relationships, thus transforming and growing your social network into a support network for you and your pet.”
Doggy BnB is now available on the Apple App Store for free download. For further details, please see www.doggybnb.com.
DoggyBnB is a social network born out of the shared need for convenient, dependable and trustworthy pet care. Harnessing the power of personal relationships, this pioneering app provides an expedient means to secure reliable care through rewarded family and friends. Relying on authentic trust as the most valued currency, DoggyBnB transforms social networks into support networks for pets and their owners, saving time, eliminating stress, and providing conscientious pet parents priceless peace of mind. DoggyBnB launched on the App Store on July 9, 2014. For more information, please visit www.doggybnb.com.
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