LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Wall Street Journal recently reported, “over 7 million Americans are in part-time jobs that they don’t want”. That’s not because they are in vocations they dislike, but rather they need more hours, and ideally, full-time work to pay the bills. But with less full-time positions available, it’s increasingly difficult to make ends meet, which means workers are looking at new opportunities to earn additional income.
Introducing Zingy, a convenient on-demand pet service that, via an app, allows dog owners to have access to a community of trusted dog walkers. The app lets dog owners promptly book a trained and educated dog walker that will walk their dog, one-on-one, at times they are unavailable to do so.
“It’s the dream job for dog lovers! It’s the perfect job if you’re looking for flexible working hours, enjoy the outdoors and being paid to spend time with animals you love,” says Tobi Skovron, founder and CEO of Zingy. “We’re taking dog walking and throwing it on its head!”
Innovative technology, including real-time track and trace allows owners to see exactly when and where their pets have been walked, while company protocols mean each walker is put through a rigorous six-point background check to ensure walker integrity. Peer-to-peer reviews and a star ratings system also ensure owner peace of mind. The app will be available to download via the iTunes app store and Google Play, and will initially launch in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.
“Zingy is on a mission to change the landscape of pet ownership. It embodies the one-touch technological world we live in and combines that with the traditional pet care model to deliver a great service through a fun-loving and vibrant team of genuine animal lovers,” says Skovron.
Training is a vital part of the Zingy model. Aside from initial induction training, each walker is required to attend ongoing educational programs through Zingy Academy, which offers curriculum created by world-renowned pet carers and behaviourists on all aspects of pet maintenance.
“We place a strong emphasis on education and training, and aim to create meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities for our walkers. While it is vital to the dog’s well being, it’s also a huge benefit to our walkers as it provides them with grounding so that, whether our walker stays with us or not, they have the necessary skills to gain further employment in the pet care industry,” says Skovron.
Zingy in the brainchild of Skovron, an Australian entrepreneur who is no stranger to the world of pets having previously launched the hugely successful Pet Loo™, an innovative indoor toilet for dogs. Selling in over 80 markets globally before being acquired by PetSafe™, one of the largest and most-trusted pet goods manufacturers in the world. Skovron has now turned his attention to answering the market’s appetite for on-demand pet services.
Zingy Pet™ is a pet company with its head office based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Zingy comprises of team members who have been building world-class products and brands within the pet industry since 1991. In 2015, Zingy introduce an innovative on-demand pet walking service, via a mobile application, to connect dog owners with professional dog walkers. Through the Zingy application, dog owners can promptly book a trained and trusted dog walker that will walk their dog, one-on-one, at times they are unavailable to do so. What separates Zingy from the pack is the fully transparent, seamless and frictionless nature of the service. Strict validation processes mean each walker is put through rigorous background screening, while they are also required to attend ongoing training and education programs at the Zingy Academy. For more information on Zingy Pet, please visit www.ZingyPet.com.