DogVacay

DogVacay was a leading online service connecting pet owners with over 30,000 loving sitters across the U.S. and Canada. DogVacay was acquired by Rover in 2017.
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DogVacay

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DogVacay was founded by CEO Aaron Hirschhornwith his wife Karine Nissim in 2012 in Santa Monica, California to help pet parents find a loving dog sitter. Now available in 3,000 cities, DogVacay has a database of over 20,000 certified pet-sitters across the U.S. and Canada. Services include dog walking, pet boarding and pet sitting and feature daily photo updates and premium medical coverage. Since launch, DogVacay has booked millions of stays and racked up hundreds of thousands of 5-star reviews. The company has raised $47 million in funding from top-tier venture capitalist firms including Benchmark and Andreessen Horowitz.

DogVacay was acquired by Rover in 2017.

OMERS Ventures invested in DogVacay in 2014.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Aaron Hirschhorn

Aaron Hirschhorn was the founder and CEO of DogVacay until it was acquired by Rover in 2017.   DogVacay raised $45M USD from investors including OMERS Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Today, Rover is the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers.

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