New “Uber for Dogs” Gives You Dog Walkers on Demand

by Tod Perry

May 28, 2015

Wag! is a new app that is great for dogs, dog owners, and those looking for some extra walking around money. Using the same technology that can schedule a driver on demand through Uber or Lyft, Wag! allows users to call a dog walker when your pooch gets rambunctious or schedule a walk anytime you want. Plus, users can track their dog’s walk on a smartphone in real time and get a report on whether the dog got a chance to relieve itself. Best news is that for every mile a dog walks, 10 cents will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society to help animals in need. 

According to dog-owner Kristine McDermott,

If I get stuck at work... I can just get on the app really quickly and set up a walk for him and I know he's taken care of.

A 30-minute walk costs $20, and it’s $30 for a full hour. For those looking to start dog walking, Wag! takes a 40 percent cut of the fee. The service is currently serving San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City areas. 

Looking to become a dog-walker? Fill out a Wag! application here. 

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New “Uber for Dogs” Gives You Dog Walkers on Demand