Puppy Sitter @GetWaggit

What a great concept! I am always moving to new apartments and making friends with other dog owners in the neighborhood. Now with waggit – I am make even more dog friends. YAY!

It’s the Holiday Season and that means travel. Thanksgiving is over but Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. For dog owners, traveling doesn’t just include planes, trains, and automobiles but also kennels, sitters, and walkers. In New York, a reputable kennel can cost upwards of $60 a night, and professional pet sitters can be even more expensive.  That can mean an additional expense of $180 or more! But there is an alternative. Instead of dropping off your beloved pet at a kennel or begging your friends to help out, there’s a new online community that let’s pet parents connect with people in their New York neighborhood and exchange dog sitting favors. It’s called Waggit.

Waggit helps pet owners save money while building a network of local friends.  It’s free to join and is a great alternative to paying for costly professional services or boarding your pet.  Even if you don’t need a dog sitter, use Waggit to spot familiar faces from the dog park and break the ice to set up doggie play dates, arrange a shared dog walker or offer up day care.

Waggit, founded by Audrey Tan, is a NYC based tech startup and overall winner of the Nov 2011 Startup Weekend competition.  Thank you Audrey!! 🙂