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About DogVacay

DogVacay specializes in pet care services. The company offers services such as dog walking, pet boarding, and pet sitting, providing a home-like environment for pets when their owners are away. it primarily serves pet owners who require care for their pets during their absence. It was founded in 2012 and is based in Santa Monica, California. In March 2017, DogVacay was acquired by Rover.

Headquarters Location

225 Arizona Avenue Suite 300

Santa Monica, California, 90401,

United States




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Latest DogVacay News

Celebrating Rover’s Acquisition by Blackstone

Nov 29, 2023

In 2013, when we invested in DogVacay , we saw the potential to create a new category of consumer company, much like the paths trailblazed by Etsy and Airbnb. Our belief in the ‘superpower’ of founders, prioritizing their vision and ambition, was the cornerstone of this investment. As a board member of DogVacay and later as DogVacay’s representative on Rover’s board, I witnessed this first-hand. DogVacay’s merger with Rover in 2017 was a decision that not only combined two powerful players in the pet care domain but also set the stage for unprecedented growth and market leadership. True marketplace success stories like eBay are rare, yet when they work the network effects are immense. DogVacay/Rover have now joined this elusive club. As we celebrate this new chapter, I want to congratulate the management team whose visionary approach and many years of work have brought us here. Thanks to my partners and every member of the DogVacay and Rover families for your commitment and belief in the journey! Author

Aug 12, 2021
Rover Goes Public

DogVacay Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was DogVacay founded?

    DogVacay was founded in 2012.

  • Where is DogVacay's headquarters?

    DogVacay's headquarters is located at 225 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica.

  • What is DogVacay's latest funding round?

    DogVacay's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did DogVacay raise?

    DogVacay raised a total of $47M.

  • Who are the investors of DogVacay?

    Investors of DogVacay include Rover, First Round Capital, Benchmark, Foundation Capital, DAG Ventures and 15 more.

  • Who are DogVacay's competitors?

    Competitors of DogVacay include Rover, Wag!, Mad Paws, Barkly Pets, Dogmate and 7 more.


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