NEW YORK & SEATTLE – October 23, 2017 – The American Kennel Club® (AKC), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, joins forces with Rover.com, the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers, to bring even more pet services to AKC Marketplace.
Each day, AKC Marketplace helps hundreds of potential dog owners find their life-long companions and is committed to helping them find quality pet care. Joining resources with Rover brings their trusted network of service providers to AKC’s ever-growing dog-owning audience and streamlines the process of owners finding the best 1-on-1 care for their dogs. Rover provides services ranging from pet sitting to dog walking.
“We’re pleased to welcome Rover to AKC Marketplace,” said Alexandra Aleskovsky, EVP and Chief Growth Officer of the AKC. “This relationship allows AKC to pair its 130-plus-years of experience with an innovative tech start-up, to continue to make AKC Marketplace the premiere place to find your canine companion, as well as a place to find a variety of services for current and potential dog owners.”
“Joining forces with the AKC allows us to bring our network of trusted sitters to a community of devoted pet owners that are looking for the best quality care for their dogs,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover. “This relationship extends our mission of making pet ownership easier by connecting current and future AKC dog owners to the perfect ‘dog people’ in their neighborhood, who will provide the quality of care AKC owners give their pets on a daily basis.”
With this new relationship, dog owners will be able to discover local Rover pet sitters and dog walkers in the AKC Marketplace. Each listing includes care providers’ profiles, ratings and availability. Pet owners can use this information to find the best sitter for their needs and book a service on Rover.
AKC Marketplace has become the trusted online resource for bringing breeders and potential puppy buyers together. Visit marketplace.akc.org for more information.
Rover.com® is the largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers in North America. Serving pet parents across the U.S. and Canada, Rover connects dog owners with trusted pet care whenever they need it. Millions of services have been booked on Rover, including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home dog boarding, and doggy day care.
Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of a dog, Rover improves and simplifies life for dog people and the pets they love. As The Dog PeopleTM, Rover gives pet parents peace of mind whenever they’re away from their dogs by offering premium insurance, 24/7 support, background checks, vet consultations, GPS walk tracking, and the nation’s #1 pet sitting and dog walking app. And with Daily Treat—one of the nation’s top dog blogs—Rover reaches millions of readers with tips and articles that delight, inform, and enhance the bond between people and their pets.
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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