Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) today announced a new initiative with Rover.com (Nasdaq: ROVR), the world’s largest online marketplace for loving pet care, to connect Petco customers to pet sitting, boarding and dog walking services.
The partnership between the two 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 customers to access services for dogs and cats on Rover directly from petco.com. Those who book for the first time can receive a one-time $10 discount. Additionally, 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 affordable to care for pets’ whole health, will receive a one-time discount of $20 on their booking beginning in the Spring 2022.
Petco customers and Vital Care members will have access to a number of services on Rover, including:
- Boarding – Overnight pet care in the comfort of a sitter’s home
- House sitting – Overnight pet care or house-sitting services at the pet’s home
- Dog walking – A walk around the pet’s neighborhood
- Doggy daycare – Daytime pet care in the pet sitter’s home
- Drop-in visits – For potty breaks, quick play dates and litter box cleaning for cats
“We are 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 learn how Vital Care can make it easier for them to give their pets the comprehensive health and wellness care they need.”
“At Rover, we believe everyone deserves to experience the unconditional love of a pet and our mission is to make it easy to experience that love by eliminating the most common barriers to pet parenthood,” said Brent Turner, Rover president and chief operating officer. “We’re thrilled to have been selected by Petco, a company that values the health and wellness of pets, to better serve pet parents nationwide.”
To help Rover customers interested in caring for their pets’ mental, physical, social, home and accessible health, Rover will educate its customer base on the benefits of Vital Care. With millions of incremental new pets in US homes since 2020,* Petco aims to continue reaching and helping pet parents sign their beloved companions up as Vital Care members.
Aligned with Petco’s focus on supporting the overall health and wellness of pets, in October of 2020, the company launched Vital Care to help pet parents take a proactive approach to caring for their pets’ health. The plan offers services, including routine veterinary exams, as well as 30 percent off unlimited full-service grooming visits for just $19 a month. Vital Care requires an annual commitment and plan benefits are available on Petco.com and the Petco app. As of October 2021, more than 130,000 pet parents have become active Vital Care members.
For more information about Petco’s Vital Care plan, click here.