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Wag!, the dog-walking app triumphs in the US
L’applicazione consente di trovare rapidamente una persona qualificata che porti a spasso il cane al posto tuo quando sei impegnato.
Dogs are an unlimited source of love and joy, but they require attentions. In fact, dogs need to go out, due to evident physical necessities, as well as to vent their energy and socialise with other animals.
However, due to glitches and job responsibilities, it’s not always possible to spend the required time with our four-legged friends. For too busy dog owners there’s Wag!, application that allows another person to walk your dog.
You only need to download the app, fill in a short form with your dog’s profile, write a note about its personality and insert your credit card number. The cost for a 30-minute walk is 20 dollars, whilst for an hour it’s 30 dollars. Owners can also add a second dog with an extra cost of 5 dollars.
The walks can be scheduled in advance, or with a notice of 30 minutes, according to walkers’ availability. The service is operational from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
The application’s advantage, like other examples of sharing economy, is represented by other users’ feedbacks, which allow having an idea about walkers and choosing the most reliable ones.
All walkers have their own detailed profile, linked to the evaluations and reviews given by other dog owners. Additionally, you can track your dog’s walks live on the app’s GPS map.
Moreover, walkers are chosen through strict tests, are trained for emergency situations, and people with previous professional experiences with dogs are favoured.
Currently, the service is only available in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. However, considered the increasing demand, the app’s co-founders are thinking to bring it to other US cities.
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