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Rover.com Shout Out King 5 New day Northwest 11/1/13 Rover.com is an adorable, convenient pet website based here in Seattle. It’s a network of dog-owners and dog-sitters, and it’s free to join!
Start-Ups in Seattle Kiro 7 News 10/18/13 Chances are your workplace hasn’t gone to the dogs quite like this one. At Rover.com workers are encouraged to bring their dogs to work because dogs are their business.
Rover: My Small Business Story Up Global 10/11/2013 Rover won Startup Weekend back in 2011 with a vision to provide trusted pet sitters in every city. And boy, did they do just that!
Rover Partners With Animal Rescue for First Annual Casino Night Seattle PI 10/11/13 Rover.com, the digital home dog boarding leader that connects dog owners with approved and reviewed dog sitters, is continuing to work with animal rescues across the country and this weekend is teaming up with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for their first annual “Let’s Get Lucky” casino night.
Rover.com Adds the San Francisco SPCA as a Sit-A-Dog, Save-A-Life Partner Reuters 10/4/13 “We are excited to be joining Rover’s Sit-A-Dog, Save-A-Life program and believe this is a partnership that will benefit both of us,” said Jennifer Lu, Marketing and Communications Manager at the San Francisco SPCA. “Both of our businesses believe that all animals deserve forever homes, and by working together we will continue to advocate for animal welfare and enhancing the human-animal bond.”
Rover: A Dog’s Tale Strictly VC 10/3/13 Many pet owners just despite the idea of taking their dog to a kennel. To them, it’s like taking a kid to an orphanage, a place where dog might sleep and get a meal but could have a terrible experience. If every dog owner used an inexpensive solution like Rover, it could become a $61 billion business.
Pet Parent Traveling Tendencies and Finding the Perfect Dog Sitter Tripping.com 9/10/13 When you love your dog just as much as you love to travel, you may be well-versed in pooch friendly travel techniques. But what about those trips where bringing your dog just isn’t an option?
Dog 2.0: This Time is Different (Really) StartUp Beat 9/10/2013 Rover offers dog owners a community of hand-selected dog lovers to serve as hosts when dog parents travel. We’ve borrowed data and statistical techniques from the finance and online media industries to evaluate sitters (in addition to the human reviews) and constantly improve the experience.
Today, the family dog really is family Star News Online, 8/28/2013 Since Rover.com is a social community that connects dog owners with trusted dog sitters across the country, Easterly is pleased, though not surprised, that the vast majority of people who share their homes with at least one dog (over 75 percent) suggest that research into choosing a pet sitter is equally as important as choosing a babysitter.
Rover.com Closes $3.5M in Funding FinSMEs, 7/30/2013 Rover operates an online community to match dog owners with trusted dog sitters across the country. Its service includes 24-7 vet consultation via VetLIVE, customer emergency support, photo sharing, music videos highlighting a dog’s stay, and a complete satisfaction guarantee.
It has 150,000 enrolled members and access to sitters in 4,300 cities.
Petco leads $3.5M investment in Seattle’s Rover.com Puget Sound Business Journal, 7/30/2013 We are pleased to invest in and to help grow Rover.com, which has established itself as the clear leader in the space,” said Ted Root, vice president of business development at Petco
Doggie deal: Rover.com gets new funding from Petco Upstart Business Journal, 7/30/2013 The deal was not driven by a need for immediate funding; instead, it is a tremendous opportunity to develop a long-term relationship with a leader in the pet industry.
The Daily Startup: Petco Backs Pet-Sitter Marketplace Rover.com Wall Street Journal, 7/30/2013 Rover.com primarily engaged in this deal to establish Petco as a strategic partner. Petco will cross-promote Rover.com’s services on its website and in its 1,100 retail stores, for starters.
Online dog service Rover.com gets investment from Petco International Venture Capitol Post, 7/30/2013 “Our revenue is twenty times what it was a year ago – and four times what it was three months ago. This partnership will help further accelerate the growth of our in-home dog care solution,” Rover CEO Aaron Easterly said.”
Petco Leads $3.5M Investment in Rover.com DowJones Venturewire, 7/30/2013 Among other things, the executive lauded Rover.com’s management team, and mobile app, which allows owners and sitters to share photos and messages during a pet’s stay, as well as the startup’s “24-7 vet consultation service” via its website.
Rover.com fetches $3.5M, signs exclusive partnership deal with Petco for its Airbnb for dogs service The Next Web, 7/30/2013 Grabbing a partnership with Petco appears to be a logical option for Rover.com. The startup says that it operates across the US with more than 150,000 users, 25,000 approved dog sitters, all in 4,300 cities.
Dog sitting service Rover.com laps up $3.5M in deal with pet care powerhouse Petco GeekWire, 7/30/2013 Petco brings a huge marketing engine with it, one that could help supercharge Rover.com’s online marketplace for dog sitters.
Rover partners up with Petco to reach more dog owners, gets $3.5M strategic investment Pando Daily, 7/30/2013 Both companies are racing to grab as much market share. While they are comparable on price and service offering, Rover took a major step today in terms of distribution with its Petco partnership.
Pet Sitting Goes Digital Its Raining Cats and Dogs, 7/21/2013 Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com, joins Shawn to explain how pet sitting is shifting online. Plus, they have a conversation about socializing for dogs.
Give Your Dog a “Staycation” Steve Dale’s Pet World, 7/20/2013 Why kennel your dog when you can have a sitter come to your home? Steve chats with Aaron Easterly of Rover.com about all of the great benefits of letting your furry family member have a staycation.
Techno Pup: Watching your cats and dogs by remote control BBC, 7/4/2013 “It’s a lot less stressful on the pups because they are in a real home, so it’s easier to keep a dog on their general routine for walks, playtime, eating, cuddling on the couch and even sleeping in a bed with the sitter”
Dog Care Checklists for Dog Sitters and Vacations Positively Woof, 6/26/2013 Rover.com’s reputation looks strong, and they have partnerships with MANY local animal welfare organizations. They have listings in thousands of cities and have options to stay in your home or bring your dog to theirs.
Rover.com Partners With First Advantage for Background Screening Solutions for Dog Sitters Matket Watch, 6/25/2013 At Rover.com we are committed to the most comprehensive dog sitting experience possible,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. “Part of this process involves ensuring our sitters have been properly screened by an industry leader”
Finding a Home Away From Home for Pup Wall Street Journal, 6/25/2013 We decided to test out a new trend in pet care: services that match dogs with people willing to host them in their homes….
Sniff out the Perfect Dog Sitter on Rover.com Animal Fair, 6/17/2013 Rover.com provides numerous services that will seduce even the pickiest pet parent! Animal Fair had the pleasure to meet with Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com to ask him questions about his incredible company.
DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS: Rover.com Dog Tipper, 6/11/2013 As much as we love to travel with our dogs, it’s just not always possible. When you’re looking for a local dog sitter, Rover.com provides a trusted online community.
A New Option in Boarding Your Dog + Plus, 6/7/2013 Started and run by dog owners/fanatics, Rover.com helps you find a real home for your dog to stay while you travel… and it takes the inevitable guilt out of the decision to leave your canine companion home.
Companies Try to Make the First Day for New Hires More Fun, 5/28/2013 Scott Porad, Rover’s head of product development, says he was inspired by research showing that autonomy, learning and feeling productive all contributed to employee satisfaction
Rover.com, Like Airbnb for your dog San Francisco Chronicle, 4/25/2013 Three weeks ago, Jared Surasky was in a bind. He was leaving town and the friends and family members he usually relies on for dog-sitting were unavailable.
Rover.com: It could turn out to be your dog’s second best friend Examiner SF, 4/25/2013 Dog owners know the anguish of having to leave their best four-legged friends behind to go on vacation or leave for a short period of time… Gottesman postulated that many dog owners would prefer a warm and inviting home for their pets to stay over, rather than a kennel, and the concept of Rover.com was born.
Finding a Sitter for Your Dog, via the Web The New York Times, 4/9/2012 Sites like Airbnb enable people to rent an extra bed in their apartment to travelers. A new site called Rover.com lets you rent your lap to dogs when their owners are out of town.
Rover.com, an Airbnb for Dogs, Raises $3.4 Million The Wall Street Journal, 4/9/2012 Rover.com, an alternative to dog kennels, has raised $3.4 million to be the Airbnb of the dog-boarding market, Tricia Duryee reports on digits.
Woof! Rover.com Fetches $3.4 Million to Be Airbnb for Dogs. All Things D, 4/9/2012 Rover.com has raised $3.4 million to be the Airbnb of the dog-boarding market. Rover is an alternative to dog kennels, much like how Airbnb offers an alternative to staying in hotels.
CrunchFund, Madrona invest $3.4M in dog-sitting service Rover GeekWire, 4/9/2012 Dog-loving venture capitalist Michael Arrington is among the new investors in Rover.com, the Seattle online service that helps pet owners find lodging for their canine companions.
.Rover Helps Dog Owners Find Sitters and Boarders Nearby 7×7.com, 3/36/2013 When it comes to online p2p marketplaces, Seattle-based Rover.com ‘s version might be called a “pet-to-person” network. Rover matches over 40,000 pet sitters and boarders with 100,000 pet owners in all the major metropolitan areas of the country.
Matchmaking site for dogs and dog sitters: Rover.com Examiner, 2/14/2013 Dog owners, on average, prefer that their dog have more direct human contact even if the environment is a little foreign initially. It is almost like your dog gets to go on an awesome vacation.
Pet Boarding And ‘Dogbnb’ Startup Rover Raises $7M To Take On DogVacay TechCrunch, 2/4/2013 The idea for the startup came from a Madrona managing director, Greg Gottesman, during a Seattle Startup Weekend after he had a terrible experience with a commercial kennel.