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4.10.2020 - Seattle-area pet-service providers launch new program focused on safety

Just as other businesses have been impacted by the closures mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee in a state-wide effort to reduce COVID-19 closures, so to have Tamara Bean and Cameron Thompson.

While the Seattle-area Fetch Pet Care franchisees and regional partners, however, normally offer a range of animal services, the pair are now focusing on a specialized program conceived by Bean aimed at serving essential personnel and seniors. The Fetch and Go service is a no-owner contact method of picking up and returning a pet.

Bean said she thought of the Fetch and Go program when coronavirus cases first started to be reported in the area. To minimize risk to both pet sitters and the people they serve, the safety program requires clients to have a sanitation station by their front door. Dog walkers are also carrying their own leashes for dogs, and dog owners are leaving collars and harnesses on their pets. Upon arrival, all dog sitters have to do is put the leash on the dog, leave for a walk, and, when they return, wipe everything they tough with pet-friendly disinfecting products they carry before they leave.

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3.3.2020 - Fetch! Pet Care Sells Its Two Existing Company Owned Locations To New Franchisees

Fetch! Pet Care, America’s largest franchised provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, today announced the sale of its two existing company owned and operated locations in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.

Fetch! Pet Care franchise owner Tonya Williams is the proud new owner and operator of Fetch! Pet Care servicing Center City Philadelphia.  Williams previously worked for more than 10 years in the pet care industry as a professional dog walker and pet sitter, then as a Pet Care Coordinator in the Client Concierge Center at Fetch! Pet Care, where she ultimately went on to become Manager of the call center.

“Having worked at all levels of the Fetch! Pet Care organization, I have a unique understanding of each role and the importance of a coordinated effort in providing the highest quality dog walking and pet sitting services to pets and their owners”, said Williams.  “I’m thrilled to finally own my own Fetch! Pet Care franchise and expand on our great service here in the greater Philadelphia area”.

Equally exciting, Fetch! Pet Care franchise owner Donyell Denby has just purchased and will be taking over daily operations of the Fetch! Pet Care franchise servicing Manhattan, NY effective April 1st.  Like Tonya Williams, Denby also worked as a Pet Care Coordinator in the Client Concierge Center at Fetch! Pet Care and was revered for his commitment to service excellence for the pets.  Denby is currently focused on adding more professional dog walkers and pet sitters on staff to service the increasing needs of clients throughout New York City.

“Owning my own business and doing something I love has been my life-long dream’, said Denby.  “My hard work and commitment over the years with Fetch! Pet Care has paid off and now, thanks to Fetch! and their willingness to help finance my franchise, it’s my time to build a great business to better meet the needs in my community”.

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2.18.2020 - Fetch! Pet Care Announces Atlanta Area Franchise Expansion

Fetch! Pet Care®, America’s largest franchised provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, is celebrating the upcoming March 1st grand opening of a new Fetch! Pet Care franchise location.

After splitting her time living between Seattle and Atlanta, and having over 13 years of experience in the pet care industry, Fetch! Pet Care franchise owner Tamara Bean is expanding into the Atlanta area. Her new location will be servicing Decatur to Brookhaven, and all the neighborhoods in-between.

Tamara opened her current location, Fetch! Pet Care of Seattle North, in 2007.  She personally hand-picks, vets, background checks and thoroughly trains each and every dog walker and pet sitter on her staff. Fetch! has one sole focus, and that is to ensure all pets receive the best care possible – each and every time – and it shows! Tamara’s Seattle location is ranked 4.7 stars or higher out of 5 stars on every major review site.

Tamara’s two Fetch! Pet Care locations are the first in both Seattle and Atlanta, respectively, to offer a client loyalty program.  Clients can become “Fetch! SuPAWStars!” and earn “PAW Points” through spend, referrals, social media sharing, and more. Clients can then redeem the points for discounts, apparel, giveaways and fun partner deals.

“Building on my years of experience as a proven Fetch! Pet Care franchisee, I’m excited to bring my experience and know how in running a professional dog walking and pet sitting business to the local Atlanta area,” said Tamara.  “We look forward to providing pets and their owners with the highest quality of care and trust!”

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1.20.2020 - Fetch! Pet Care Announces Two Existing Franchise Expansions

Fetch! Pet Care, America’s largest franchised provider of professional dog walking and pet sitting services, is celebrating the recent expansion of two of its existing franchise locations in East Pittsburgh, PA and Des Moines, IA.

Fetch! Pet Care franchise owners Monique Gillespie and Paulette Flowers, servicing downtown to East Pittsburgh, PA made the decision to expand their territory that serviced Braddock, East Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Murrysville, Oakmont, Pitcairn, Pittsburgh, Turtle Creek, Verona, Downtown, East Liberty, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Southside, Mt. Washington, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, The Strip, Swissvale, Regent Square, Churchill, and Point Breeze to include Arsenal, Bloomfield, East Liberty, Homewood, Oakmont, Penn Hills, Plum, Shadyside, Verona, and Wilkinsburg.

“Fetch! Pet Care currently has franchise locations throughout the greater Pittsburgh area,” said Paulette Flowers, franchise owner at Fetch! Pet Care. “We’re excited about our recent expansion as it rounds out service coverage for pets and their parents virtually everywhere in Pittsburgh now.”

Fetch! Pet Care franchise owners Lorrie and Eric Culp also celebrated a recent expansion with the purchase of three additional zip codes in the downtown Des Moines, IA area.  The franchise, which currently services Clive, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights and Pleasant Hills, now also services all of downtown Des Moines.

“We’re proud to have serviced the metro Des Moines area since 2008,” said Lorrie Culp, franchise owner at Fetch! Pet Care.  “We’ve got a great staff of professional dog walkers and pet sitters standing by to cover our newly expanded area to meet the pet care needs of all of our clients.”

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11.7.2019 - Fetch! Pet Care Selected to Join Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Fetch! Pet Care, America’s largest franchise provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services, has been selected to join the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). Fetch! Pet Care was one of 42 new MSEP Partners who joined the initiative at the Department of Defense (DoD) New Partner Induction Ceremony and Partner Meeting in Washington, D.C. titled “The Power of Connection,” on Tuesday, October 22.  They plan to formally launch the program within its franchise system on Veterans Day which is Monday, November 11th.

Military spouses have a 24 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts, according to the Partnership. The inability of spouses to obtain and retain fulfilling employment as they relocate compromises the quality of life of many military families.  MSEP was created by the DoD in 2011 in response to a growing readiness issue and has reached a milestone with more than 400 employers as partners.

“We’re honored to be a MSEP Partner,” said Fetch! Pet Care President James Mowery. “Military spouses are an often overlooked and undervalued community, however, they are some of the most loyal, resilient, motivated, and adaptable people you’ll ever have the privilege of working with. As a leader in the pet services industry, Fetch! is very proud to continue our effort in supporting the military and veteran communities.”

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