Zingy, the app-based on-demand personal dog walking service at ZingyPet.com, today announced an expansion of its existing service – Introducing DASH Stands, valet stands for dog owners. DASH Stands will be available at select farmers’ markets, shopping centers and office complexes beginning Saturday, May 23.
Unlike the traditional Zingy model, where the walker comes to your home, office or public location, dog owners just open the app when they’re near a DASH Stand and immediately arrange a walker. Service starts on the spot, while owners shop, dine or continue with their workday.
Put simply, you shop (dine or work) doggy-free while Zingy walks. DASH walks are available in shorter increments than the standard Zingy service to better convenience owners. DASH Stand users can choose from 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes and Zingy will notify owners via their phone when the walk is complete. If owners spend a little too long shopping, finishing off their meal or wrapping up a meeting, the dog will stay in safe hands until it is collected.
“DASH Stands enrich the lives of pet owners by enabling them to bring their dog(s) to the workplace and other public locations where it was previously difficult,” said Tobi Skovron, CEO of Zingy. “Farmers markets and shopping centers are the perfect locations to launch this program, because Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego residents love both – fresh produce and shopping trips. It’s improper to tie a dog somewhere or leave it at home – DASH Stands make the excursion that much more enjoyable for everyone.”
Zingy will be at select farmers’ markets, office complexes and shopping centers on a daily basis beginning May 23. The first deployment of DASH Stands includes 10 CCFM farmers markets located throughout the Greater Los Angeles, area as well as several shopping centers and large campus work complexes.
The free Zingy app is available in both the iTunes and Google Play app stores. The DASH Stands in-app option will launch later this week, and the Zingy dog-walking service for users in their homes or businesses is available now.
Walkers at DASH Stands are required to have extensive Zingy Academy training, and the Zingy service is covered by a multimillion-dollar insurance policy. Visit ZingyPet.com for more information. Press assets can be found here.
Zingy Pet Inc. is a pet company comprised of team members who have been building world-class products and brands within the pet industry since 1991. Turning its attention to today’s appetite for on-demand services, Zingy™ worked with IDEO (an award-winning design and innovation firm) to develop an app to connect dog owners with a community of trained and trusted dog walkers. The service allows dog owners to promptly book a walker that will walk their dog, one-on-one, at times when the owner is unavailable to do so. Once a service is complete, owners are notified with an in-app care note and happy snap of the dog. Zingy protocol requires each walker to satisfy a rigorous six-point background check to ensure walker integrity, while peer-to-peer reviews and a star rating system ensure dog owner peace of mind. Currently, Zingy operates in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County metropolitan areas, with plans in place to expand nationwide. Expanding its core service in L.A., Zingy now offers DASH Stands, valet stands for dog owners, providing immediate booking for Zingy walks at key farmers’ markets throughout the city.