FetchFind Acquires PawedIn to Create a Full-Service Marketplace that Gives Consumers a Better Way of Selecting Pet Care Providers
FetchFind, the leading provider of e-learning for the pet care services industry, announced that they have acquired PawedIn, a innovative platform that allows pet parents, pet service providers, and brands to connect.
FetchFind, the leading provider of e-learning and career advancement for the pet care services industry, announced today that they have acquired PawedIn, LLC, an innovative platform that provides pet parents the resources needed to make informed decisions for their pets, offers connections to service providers and products, and helps pet professionals connect to potential clients in a cost-efficient manner.
The purchase of PawedIn further increases FetchFind’s share of the pet care services market. “The acquisition of PawedIn allows us to provide our pet care business clients with greatly expanded opportunities to engage with pet owners. It also gives them a place to showcase unique elements about their companies, such as how they hire and train staff or whether they help animal rescue organizations by offering discounts or volunteering,” said Jamie Migdal, CEO of FetchFind.
“Most importantly, the acquisition will give pet owners the ability to select pet care providers based on more than just a Yelp review or a passing recommendation,” added Migdal. “The combination of our two platforms will allow FetchFind to provide a greater portfolio of services to providers, including veterinarians, boarding and daycare facilities, dog walkers and pet-sitters, while deepening our relationship with pet parents and pet-centric brands.”
“PawedIn and FetchFind nicely complement each other, as both companies are focused on delivering outstanding service and opportunities to pet care providers, professionals, and pet parents,” commented Keith Johnson, CEO of PawedIn, LLC. “As Midwest-based pet startups and members of 1871 (Chicago’s center for technology and entrepreneurship) we have been collaborating for a while. The idea of combining the two companies was a natural progression.”
FetchFind will leverage PawedIn’s two-sided marketplace (businesses and pet owners) to provide their current business client base greater visibility to pet owners. “The integration of FetchFind’s job board and e-learning system will take place over the next several months. Our clients will continue to receive the same high quality employee education and career training they have come to expect from FetchFind,” stated Migdal.
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About FetchFind: Founded in 2014, FetchFind is the world’s only career and education site dedicated exclusively to the pet industry. FetchFind assists businesses of all sizes with hiring and training employees, offers access to business solutions, and provides e-learning and content to individuals interested in becoming a part of the $62 billion pet industry. Educational content focuses on topics and tools relating to pet behavior, pet health, customer service, general business and other professional skills needed for working with animals.
In September of 2016, FetchFind was accepted into the prestigious WiSTEM business accelerator program at 1871. In October 2016, FetchFind was awarded the Pet Care Innovation Prize by Purina, in recognition of being one of the top five most innovative pet care companies in the U.S.
About PawedIn: PawedIn is a media property anchored by a revolutionary platform that allows pet parents, service providers, and brands to connect. PawedIn provides pet parents expertise to make informed decisions for their pets and better connections to service providers and products, help pet professionals get connected to potential clients in a cost efficient manner, and provide pet brands cost efficient, targeted marketing.