SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wag! Group Co. (the "Company” or “Wag!”; Nasdaq: PET), which strives to be the #1 platform for busy pet parents, offering on-demand access to 5-star pet care, pet insurance options, and expert pet advice, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Dog Food Advisor assets from Clicks and Traffic LLC (“Dog Food Advisor”) for cash consideration of $9 million. The acquisition was previously announced on January 3, 2023 and will expand Wag!’s reach into the pet food and treats market of the pet industry. Dog Food Advisor is one of the most visited and trusted dog food marketplaces, helping busy pet parents make informed decisions about dog food through the website www.dogfoodadvisor.com.
“Today, we officially welcomed the Dog Food Advisor community to Wag!,” said Garrett Smallwood, CEO and Chairman of Wag!. “Wag!’s acquisition of Dog Food Advisor is aligned with the top elements of our strategy to create sustainable shareholder value while consolidating the pet industry online.”
The company plans to update its 2023 financial outlook, inclusive of Dog Food Advisor, when it releases financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022.
For more information on the Dog Food Advisor acquisition, please see the presentation in the Investor Relations section of our website found here: Wag!’s Transaction Announcement.
About Wag! – Wag.co
Wag! strives to be the #1 platform for busy pet parents, offering access to 5-star dog walking, pet sitting, expert pet advice, wellness plans, and one-on-one training from Wag!’s community of 400,000 local pet caregivers nationwide, in addition to pet insurance options from the leading pet insurance companies. Making pet parents happy is what Wag! does best. With safety and wellness at the forefront, Wag! has a trusted record of experience with more than 12 million pet care services completed by pet caregivers on the Wag! Platform, across 5,300 cities and 50 states, with pet parents rating 96% of services as 5-star. Wag! also operates Petted.com, the nation's largest pet insurance comparison marketplace, Furmacy.com, a local pharmacy which supports busy veterinary clinics, and the Wag! Pet Caregiver App, which empowers pet caregivers to care for pets in their neighborhood and earn real money. For more information, visit wag.co.
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