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Helping dog owners find their perfect dog sitter online

Our Story

DogBuddy was founded in 2013 by passionate entrepreneurs Richard Setterwall (CEO) and Enrico Sargiacomo (COO) after they each struggled to find a sitter for their own dogs. Both needing to frequently travel with work, but hating the idea of leaving their dogs in traditional caged boarding kennels, the pair realised there was a gap in the market and consequently set about building the go-to marketplace for connecting dog owners with reliable dog sitters.

DogBuddy has grown exponentially to be Europe’s leading online dog sitting community, with more than 500,000 dog lovers already registered. With over 30,000 approved dog sitters using the service in four years, DogBuddy matches dog owners with local and reliable dog sitters to provide Doggy Day Care, Home Dog Boarding, and Dog Walking across the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway.

Our Vision

We believe that all dogs (and their owners!) should have the freedom to enjoy their lives. Whether that means taking a two week trip of a lifetime, or making time for date night with a loved one, we think that owning a dog shouldn’t get in the way of your day-to-day. To make this happen, we help busy dog owners find local and reliable dog sitters to take care of their dogs whilst they’re away from home. Through building long lasting relationships online, we make it easier and more convenient for owners to work, rest or play!

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