DogBuddy began in 2013 when entrepreneur and dog lover, Richard Setterwall, struggled to find a sitter for his own dog, Luca. Needing to travel with work, but hating the idea of leaving Luca in traditional caged boarding kennels, Richard set about building the go-to service for connecting dog owners with dog sitters. Today, we’ve grown to become Europe’s leading home dog boarding, doggy day care and dog walking platform. Each month we help thousands of dog owners find reliable dog sitters to take care of their dogs so they can work, rest or play, knowing their dog is in a safe pair of hands.
I started DogBuddy to help dog owners with a very real problem. I’m so proud to see how far we’ve come, and I’m even more excited to see what we can achieve together in the years ahead!
- Richard Setterwall, Founder & CEO
We believe that all dogs (and their owners) should be able to enjoy their lives. To help, we provide dog owners with smart and speedy ways to access reliable dog care services that match their needs.
So, whether you’re planning your two week trip of a lifetime, making time for date night with a loved one, or delivering a career-defining presentation at work, we’re here to make owning a dog a walk in the park.
A 800,000 strong international community
30,000 approved sitters using DogBuddy
We only approve 10-15% of sitter applications
Our sitters have provided over 1M ‘dog nights’
In the past five years, DogBuddy has grown to become Europe’s leading online dog care platform, offering one of the first “Airbnb style services” for dogs and their owners in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands.