SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ScritchSpot – a free, new app and website from Aon – provides pet parents with a much-needed one-stop resource and community for all things pet. It's named after a pet's 'scritch spot,' which is that particular spot that pets love to be scratched and it shows love and affection between pets and pet parents. ScritchSpot offers pet parents everything from interactive maps for locating pet-friendly places near you to an easy way to share your pets' important records with the humans in their lives.
"We have many pet parents on our team who know first-hand the challenges of finding information and advice," said Kip Kelley, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Affinity. "Taking the cue from our own team's needs and seeing the huge growth in the pet industry overall, we concluded it makes perfect sense for Aon to develop products and solutions – like ScritchSpot– that can make a big difference in pet parents' lives."
ScritchSpot.com provides pet parents a comprehensive line up of pet resources and tools. Available via the Apple App Store and at www.scritchspot.com – and coming soon for Android, it helps pet parents:
Pinpoint nearby pet-friendly locations, such as bars, hotels and retailers, via an interactive map powered by BarkHappy
Store and share important pet care information, such as medical records and care notes
Use the camera with fun sound effects to get your pet's attention, add stickers and filters to your photos & share with the ScritchSpot community
Book a pet sitter or dog walker
Learn about dog training and cat behavior
Read dog and cat product reviews
Find the perfect dog to adopt through a quiz that uses matching algorithms similar to popular dating sites
To ensure users have access to the best advice and tools for their pets, ScritchSpot has partnered with top pet resources and experts like Rover.com, Doggy Dan, PawsLikeMe and BarkHappy.
"Finding a reliable pet sitter or dog walker isn't something that should keep pet parents up at night," said Tom Raaf, Director of Corporate Development at Rover.com. "Rover makes it easier for every person to have dog love in their life, regardless of travel schedules, work or not having a network of family or friends to help, and we're eager to help ScritchSpot pet parents find great care for their pets."
Christina Hopper, President of Consumer Solutions Group at Aon Affinity, added, "One of ScritchSpot's missions is to help homeless pets and, beyond that, to make sure that the right pet is matched to the right forever family. Our Pet Adoption tool uses the power of PawsLikeMe technology to identify the most important factors of personality and lifestyle compatibility, such as activity level, between people and nearby adoptable dogs with over 90 percent accuracy, ensuring pets and pet parents are well matched."
Future features will include Ask a Vet which gives you the ability to ask veterinarians your questions online, as well ScritchGiving - a program that's focused on giving back to animal shelters and rescue organizations. To access ScritchSpot, download the app or visit www.scritchspot.com.
ScritchSpot combines everything you need to make pet parenting easy and fun in one online destination. Pet parents can visit the website or download the app to find the perfect pet to adopt, learn about dog training and cat behavior, post pet photos, read dog and cat product reviews, find a pet sitter or dog walker, discover nearby pet-friendly locations through the map, store and share pet care information, and much more.