(AUSTIN, TEXAS) – Skipper (formerly The Waggle Company), the trusted, Charlotte-based dog walking and pet sitting company announced today it’s opening up service in Austin, Texas. Skipper brings peace of mind to pet owners through fully customized, on-demand dog walking services.
Co-Founder and CEO, Meggie Williams, says that the company had been planning their launch in Austin prior to joining Techstars. “We knew Austin was a city where we could provide real value to pet owners. Austin is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country and Austinites really care about their community. Being a real part of the neighborhood and giving back to the people and pets we serve are part of our core values. It’s a natural fit.”
Skipper was founded in 2016 as The Waggle Company. The company recently changed their name to reflect a broader vision to shape the future of pet care services in anticipation for their launch in Austin and near-term expansion of service offerings, including mobile grooming.
Massive growth in Charlotte has prompted the second market launch for Skipper. The company has completed over 50,000 visits and employs more than 60 team members. “We’re very excited to expand our paw print to Austin,” says Williams. “We seek to surprise and delight through our highly-personalized service. We’re grateful to have some of the best clients in the world and are thrilled to grow our client family here in Austin.”
In January, Skipper participated in the Techstars Austin program, one of the leading startup accelerators in the country. Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director of Techstars Austin, runs the program and recruited the company last fall. Schwartzfarb says, “I was very excited about the investment into Skipper and am delighted about their launch in Austin. Skipper’s approach to pet care is a massive upgrade this industry needs. Pets are family and Skipper understands that at the deepest level.”
Austin will be the second market for Skipper. For the month of June, Skipper is celebrating their launch in Austin by offering new clients $50 in Skipper credit with code: SKIPPERATX50.
Skipper is a trusted, technology startup that brings peace of mind to pet owners through fully customized dog walking services. With its professionally trained team and technology platform, Skipper sends real-time updates and a visit report with a GPS-tracked map and pet photos. Founded in 2016, Skipper is headquartered in Charlotte, NC currently operates in both Charlotte, NC and Austin, TX. Find more information about how Skipper is paving the way to connect all the points in the pet care continuum at https://www.walkskipper.com.