Find A Philly Dog Walker With The Tap Of A Finger

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s happened to anyone who owns a dog– the worry that sets in when you realize your dog will be stuck home alone longer than expected.  Now, there’s a new solution for that problem.

When Kevin McDonald worked outside of his home every day he relied on a dog walker for his Airedale Terrier, Shaggy.

For many dog owners, scheduled walks aren’t a big problem, but unexpected delays can be challenging.

Now there’s an app for that. It’s called Wag!

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“It’s very convenient,” says McDonald. “With the tap of your finger you can get a walker for your pup in a matter of minutes.”

App founder Jonathan Viner says whether you request a walk on short notice, or schedule it in advance the flexible service offers something dogs always need.

“It’s very important that dogs get exercise every single day and that they’re not left inside the home for long hours without attention, the Wag gives much-needed relief,” said Viner.

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The app lets you track where your dog is walking and where they conduct their business.

You also get a report card along with photos or videos from each walk.

To learn more CLICK HERE.

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One Comment

  1. Why is the media so eager to broadcast the marketing and press releases of Wag? They are a tech company posing as a pet care company.They have little control over the quality of their walkers and sitters, they use independent contractors to save millions in payroll taxes, and as a result they aren’t even allowed to offer any training or safety guidance to the dog walkers on their app. They also cannot enforce basic safety policies because of their IC status. Not only that but Wag sitters have lost many dogs in their care, and according to the most recent owner who had a dog go missing, they even offered her $2500 to keep from speaking to the media about it. Do yourself a favor and look into real grassroots dog walking companies and pet sitters instead of rolling the dice by hiring pet care from an “a la carte” Uber style app. The convenience of using an app is NOT worth more than the wellbeing of your pets.

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