This Tech-Enabled Pet Hub is Expanding to Dallas

Skiptown—backed by VC firms like Techstars Ventures, Bull Creek Capital, and Firebrand Ventures—builds on the work from home movement by allowing members to monitor their pets from afar.

Coming soon to Dallas is a tech-enabled pet hub that wants to revolutionize how to take care of your furry friends.

Skiptown, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based hub for dogs and their humans, has announced that it plans to expand to North Texas this year and Atlanta and Nashville by the end of 2022. The pet-focused company said it is poised for growth, with backing from private investors and VC firms like Techstars Ventures, Bull Creek Capital, and Firebrand Ventures.

The news comes on the heels of Skiptown opening its first official location in Charlotte, and securing thousands of members, it says, five months ago during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve seen what we can do in one city, and we have the resources and focus to expand this concept nationally,” CEO Meggie Williams said in a statement. “Dogs are family, and with many people working from home now, more people than ever before are adding pups to their families.”

Skiptown has piggybacked on the new era of working remotely that was brought on by COVID, honing in on convenience and customization.

The company offers a valet daycare drop-off to its members—dubbed “Skippers”—who are able to monitor their pets while they play. With its proprietary technology platform, Skippers are given easy access to booking and account management, daily visit reports, a dog’s personalized playgroups, and more. It’s all powered by a mobile app.

And, the high-end design at each location was created with pet parents in mind: For dogs, Skiptown offers an indoor and outdoor turfed park, daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, and walking services. There’s also a bar for humans.

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