PetFam is the latest addition to Vancouver’s burgeoning sharing economy
Since its official launch in May 2016, PetFam’s mailing list has seen over 350 subscribers, with a rapidly growing FB community of over 190 active care sharers at time of press. Members are located internationally, the majority of which are in the Vancouver and Los Angeles areas.
"Being both a lifelong Vancouver entrepreneur who loves to travel and a rescue-pet owner myself, I carefully began pet care swapping through Craigslist over 10 years ago.", says Adrianna, founder of Vancouver hair product manufacturer Knotty Boy Natural Dreadlock Care.
"Since then, and without incident, I have enjoyed having a 'petfam' of 4-6 loving people I can call on for unlimited sitting of my own special needs pets, including last minute pop-ins or extended in home stays.
We send photos and updates while caring for each others’ cats and dogs to ensure peace of mind, and save hundreds of dollars per year on kennelling or hired pet sitters who may be inexperienced with our particular needs and breeds.
Natalie H.: "I thank you for getting this going. I couldn't have asked for something more perfect than PetFam Pet Sitting Exchange to fall into my lap at the exact moment I needed it. Keep up the good work."