Updated: Jan 18
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What is Wag!?
Wag! is a popular on demand dog walking app that pairs dog walkers with local pet owners who need care for their dogs.
How It Works For Dog Owners
With the Wag! app, dog owners can request a dog walker as soon as possible. When a walker confirms their availability the owner will be notiffied. Most walks are fulfilled within 30 minutes of the request.
The app offers three different types of walks.
ASAP: Is for per owners who need an on demand walk as soon as possible.
One-time: Is for pet owners that would like to request a walk in the feature at a specific time
Recurring walks: Are for owners who want to set up a recurring schedule with a walker on a weekly bases.
When pet owners sign up for Wag!, they will receive a free lockbox so they can provide access to their house ket for the walker when they are not home. Dog owners can leave instructions for the walker on the app on how to access the key. They can also leave notes or instructions for the walker about their dog's need and tendencies.
During the walk
Pet owners can follow along on the app with GPS tracking, receiving notifications when the dog goes to the bathroom.
After the walk
Once the walk is complete, the owner will then receive a report that includes a photo and the dog walker’s notes from the walk as well as confirmation that the home has been locked. The owner can then leave a tip for the walker as well as a review.
How It Works For Dog Waklers
Walkers are able to make their own schedule, walking as little or as much as they'd like. Which is great for those who would like to make little extra cash in their spare time. The app offers a flat rate for walks, so there will be no need to negotiate pricing with dog owners. However, like all app based companies you are an independent contractor so will need to manage your own taxes each year.
Once the walk is complete, you will out a detailed report card with note on how the walk went. Letting the owner know how the walk went is impotrt, since in most cases you will never meet the owner face-to-face. You also have the option to contact owners throuhg the app during the walk in case you should have a question.
After the walk is complete, the walker will fill out a detailed report card with notes on how the walk went. Dog owners will have the option to tip the walker and leave a review after the walk is complete. Using these features to let the owner know how the walk went is important, especially because in most cases the owner may never meet the walker face-to-face. Dog walkers also have the option to contact owners through the app during the walk in case they have any questions.
Wag! Premium is an annual or monthly subscription that offers 10% off all services booked as well as many other great features, including:
Free veterinary advice
Top-rated Pet Caregivers
VIP Pet Parent support
Access to premium Veterinary Health services
The monthly Wag! Premium subscription costs $9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial.
Sign Up Process To Be A Walker
Getting started as a walker with Wag! is simple. They requires its walkers to be at least 18 years old, legally allowed to work in the United States, and physically able to walk for at least 20 minutes. They also encourages those who have experience walking dogs, are dog owners themselves and are responsible, professional, and trustworthy to apply.
Below is a step-by-step guide to the application process for walking with Wag! This process could take anywhere from a day to 3 weeks.
All applicants must complete the Wag! Pup Quiz and submit a short Bio. Once you have submitted your Quiz and Bio, you will receive an email letting you know whether we are moving forward with your application.
If you receive a passing score on our quiz, you will receive an email to continue your Wag! Application via our portal. This is also where you can come back to check the status of your application at any time.
You will receive an email with a link to pay the $29.95 Walker Application Platform Fee which covers the administrative costs of an in-depth review and vetting process. It is not refundable for any reason. You will also have the option to order a Wag! T-shirt at this point for the cost of shipping ($5).
Once you have completed your registration you’ll need to provide some information about yourself for verification and evaluation. Evident, one of our third-party vendors, will send you an email with a link to submit your personal information and upload a Profile Photo. It may take a few days to receive this email. Some applicants find this email in their spam folder so be sure to check there as well!
You will be asked to submit your Social Security Number, a Selfie image, and an image of your United States Identification (A Driver’s License, US Passport, or US State ID).
After you have submitted your information successfully, you will receive an email to electronically sign your Pet Care Provider Platform Use Agreement via our application portal. Please check your Spam folder for this email as well if you have not received it within 24 hours of submitting your information.
Now Wag! will complete the final review of your personal information. You will receive a notice via email once our review has been completed. No need to worry if you do not immediately hear back from us. This review generally takes a few days to complete and sometimes may take up to three weeks.
After your review is finished and you have been approved. You will receive an email from Wag! on how to download the app and activate your walker .