Pawlee Launching Digital Platform
Pawlee, a digital platform that connects pet parents with professional pet caregivers, will be released in a few weeks.
“With pet industry careers on the rise, it is our hope that trustworthy professionals in this field have a simple way to connect with others in their community and manage their business conveniently and effortlessly,” said Aida Monfared, co-founder of Pawlee. “We go above and beyond to handpick each service provider who registers to ensure candidates are reputable and all pets are in good hands.”
With Pawlee, pet parents can create a pet’s virtual identity, making it a Facebook equivalent for pets. Service providers can manage their rates and bookings on the platform by picking their availability slots and setting different prices for each service. Services such as pet sitters, boarding, groomers, pet taxis and foster pet parents will be available on Pawlee.
The founders were inspired to create Pawlee because of their cat, who hated being caged, staying in hotels and plane travel. They found it difficult to find an affordable kennel their cat would like, or to find a pet-friendly hotel.
After talking with pet parent friends, they discovered this was a common problem for most pet owners. Hotels have weight restrictions for dogs and usually only allow one pet. They also learned that many dog, cat, and critter owners didn’t know how to find trustworthy, reliable, affordable care.
Pawlee was created as a social media platform and a simple way to search for pet sitters and boarders. The founders then added other pet service providers to the digital platform so owners can search for a variety of professional pet care givers.