SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PET #WagPET—Wag!, (Wag! Group Co., Nasdaq: PET), which strives to be the number one platform to solve the service, product, and wellness needs of the modern U.S. pet household, today announced that its pet care solutions are now available through Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Services, providing employers across the nation with the ability to offer sponsored pet care solutions for employees.
As the workforce continues to evolve and prioritize a healthy work-life balance, Wag! is excited to create an employer-sponsored pet care benefit solution that addresses the unique needs of pet owners in the workplace. The collaboration ensures that pet owners can maintain their professional commitments with peace of mind, knowing their beloved pets are well cared for.
“Wag! is excited to expand our reach as an invaluable employee benefit to major employers across the US,” said Garrett Smallwood, CEO and Chairman at Wag! Group Co. “We can’t think of a better or more trusted partner to do this with than Bright Horizons.”
Key Features of the Bright Horizons and Wag! Back-Up Pet Care Solution:
- On-Demand Pet Care Services: Employees will have access to Wag!’s extensive network of professional pet caregivers, offering a range of services including dog walking, pet sitting, and more, often at no charge.
- Flexible Scheduling: The program accommodates the unpredictable nature of work schedules, allowing employees to request pet care services on short notice, or to schedule in advance.
- Nationwide Coverage: Wag! is available in 5,400 cities across all 50 states, ensuring pets in nearly every neighborhood can be cared for.
- Seamless Integration: The back-up pet care solution seamlessly integrates with Bright Horizons’ existing Back-Up Care program, making it easy for employers to implement and for employees to access.
- Enhanced Employee Well-being: By addressing the challenges associated with pet care, employers can contribute to improved employee satisfaction, retention, and overall well-being.
About Wag! Group Co.
Wag! Group Co. strives to be the #1 platform for busy Pet Parents. The Wag! app offers access to 5-star dog walking, sitting, and one-on-one training from its community of 450,000 pet caregivers nationwide. In addition, Wag! Group Co. operates Petted, the nation’s largest pet insurance comparison marketplace, Dog Food Advisor, one of the most visited and trusted pet food review platforms, maxbone, a digital platform for modern pet essentials, and Furmacy, software to simplify pet prescriptions. For more information, visit wag.co.
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