SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced a recent initiative with Rover.com (Nasdaq: ROVR), the world’s largest online marketplace for loving pet care, to attach Petco customers to pet sitting, boarding and dog walking services.
The partnership between the 2 pet industry leaders expands on Petco’s unique, end-to-end ecosystem of health and wellness offerings – including pet products, training, grooming and veterinary care – by making it easier for patrons to access services for dogs and cats on Rover directly from petco.com. Those that book for the primary time can receive a one-time $10 discount. Moreover, members of Petco’s Vital Care offering, a paid annual program providing pet parents with a comprehensive wellness plan that makes it easier and more cost-effective to take care of pets’ whole health, will receive a one-time discount of $20 on their booking starting within the Spring of 2022.
Petco customers and Vital Care members can have access to a lot of services on Rover, including:
- Boarding – Overnight pet care within the comfort of a sitter’s home
- House sitting – Overnight pet care or house-sitting services on the pet’s home
- Dog walking – A walk across the pet’s neighborhood
- Doggy daycare – Daytime pet care within the pet sitter’s home
- Drop-in visits – For potty breaks, quick play dates and litter box cleansing for cats
“We’re pleased to expand our relationship with Rover and make their leading pet boarding, sitting, walking and daycare services more accessible to pet parents through Petco’s integrated, multichannel ecosystem of solutions,” said Jenny Wolski, Petco SVP of omnichannel experience. “And in turn, we’re excited for more pet parents to find out how Vital Care could make it easier for them to present their pets the excellent health and wellness care they need.”
“At Rover, we imagine everyone deserves to experience the unconditional love of a pet and our mission is to make it easy to experience that love by eliminating essentially the most common barriers to pet parenthood,” said Brent Turner, Rover president and chief operating officer. “We’re thrilled to have been chosen by Petco, an organization that values the health and wellness of pets, to higher serve pet parents nationwide.”
To assist Rover customers serious about caring for his or her pets’ mental, physical, social, home and accessible health, Rover will educate its customer base on the advantages of Vital Care. With hundreds of thousands of incremental recent pets in U.S. homes since 2020,* Petco goals to proceed reaching and helping pet parents sign their beloved companions up as Vital Care members.
Aligned with Petco’s deal with supporting the general health and wellness of pets, in October of 2020, the corporate launched Vital Care to assist pet parents take a proactive approach to caring for his or her pets’ health. The plan offers services, including routine veterinary exams, in addition to 30% off unlimited full-service grooming visits for just $19 a month. Vital Care requires an annual commitment and plan advantages can be found on Petco.com and the Petco app. As of October 2021, over 130,000 pet parents have turn into energetic Vital Care members.
For more details about Petco’s Vital Care plan, visit petco.com/vitalcare.
*Source: Packaged Facts with adjustments from Petco internal estimates.
About Petco, The Health + Wellness Co.
Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and our own Petco partners. Since our founding in 1965, we have been striving to set recent standards in pet care, delivering comprehensive wellness solutions through our services, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet parent bond. We operate greater than 1,500 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including a growing network of greater than 150 in-store veterinary hospitals, and offer a whole online resource for pet health and wellness at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation), an independent nonprofit organization, we work with and support 1000’s of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, we have helped find homes for greater than 6.5 million animals.
Founded in 2011 and based in Seattle, Rover® is the world’s largest online marketplace for loving pet care. Rover connects dog and cat owners with pet care every time they need it. Thousands and thousands of services have been booked on Rover, including pet sitting, dog walking, in-home boarding, drop-in visits and doggy day care. Rover makes it easier for people to have pet love of their lives through the Rover Guarantee, 24/7 support, vet consultations, and GPS walk mapping. The Rover blog, a trusted resource for hundreds of thousands of dog and cat parents worldwide, provides suggestions and articles that delight, inform, and enhance the bonds between people and their pets. To learn more about Rover, please visit http://www.rover.com.
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SOURCE Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc.