LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- They work in the rain, sleet and snow, too, and now they're getting their own holiday. Wag!, the on-demand app that connects dog owners with trusted dog walkers, announced today the first annual National Dog Walker Appreciation Day to recognize their hard work.
National Dog Walker Appreciation Day is an officially recognized observation founded by Wag! for the men and women who walk millions of miles each day, exercising and entertaining mankind's furry, four-legged friends. Whether walking with Wag!, another business, a friend or a colleague, dog walkers everywhere deserve a little extra gratitude today.
"Picking up poop is just one part of a dog walker's job -- and it's the easiest part of this business," said Jason Meltzer, co-founder and chief dog officer at Wag! "But everyone has a special story about the dog walker who rushed across town to let the dog out when its owner got stuck at work, or who watered the plants, fed the fish and watched the house while the family was away on vacation. Dog walkers go above and beyond the call of duty every day; yet, most people have no idea how demanding the job is. National Dog Walker Appreciation Day gives walkers the long overdue spotlight they've earned."
In addition to introducing the day of recognition, Wag! will roll out today a series of eye-catching Snapchat filters to millions of users proclaiming this National Dog Walker Appreciation Day. Wag! is also encouraging dog parents to express their thanks to dog walkers on this special day. "We love our dog walkers at Wag! Many of them are veterinary technicians, animal shelter volunteers or dog trainers," said Chief Dog Officer Meltzer. "And they always go the extra mile to deliver incredible experiences for the dogs and their owners."
Founded in January 2015, Wag! is an on-demand app-based mobile service that allows dog owners to hire rigorously vetted and background-checked dog walkers for 30- and 60-minute walks. All Wag! services are insured and bonded. The app notifies owners when the walk begins, and it allows them to follow the walk through Wag!'s GPS-based "Puppy Tracker". At the end of the walk, the owner receives a "Pup Report" indicating distance traveled and time, along with a "pee and poo" record, a photo and any notes the walker may need to communicate.
Contact: Channing Barringer, for Wag! / [email protected] / (917) 806-5094