DogSpot is making big moves this summer. Not only did they recently change their name from Dog Parker to DogSpot, but talks are currently underway with over a dozen cities to expand from their New York launch site.
Smart cities are recognizing that meeting the needs of dog owners adds to a city’s walkability, supports brick and mortar retail economy, and nurtures a sense of community. In response, City Mayors have signed and delivered formal letters of invitation to DogSpot to be added to the company’s expansion waitlist. Some cities that will be launched within the year include: Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; San Jose, CA; Orlando, FL; Kansas City, MO; Columbus, OH; Chattanooga, TN; Jersey City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; West Palm Beach, FL; Southampton, NY; and New Rochelle, NY.
DogSpot founder and CEO Chelsea Brownridge says, “New York has been a great place for us to test this service. For the last two years, we’ve had people beg us to come to their city next, to which we’ve always had to reply ‘not yet.’ But now I’m thrilled to say ‘We’re ready!'”
Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of City of Kansas City, Missouri explains his enthusiasm to bring DogSpot to his city. “Through our Innovation Partnership program, we’ve been investing in ensuring Kansas City is a connected, engaged and thriving city of the future for our constituents. DogSpot aligns with this vision. As a dog owner myself, I know that when I can bring my dog, I’m even more excited to explore, and DogSpot makes that more possible than ever.”
Business owner and chef of Bella Gioia Restaurant Nico Daniele said, “Virtually everyone living in Brooklyn has a dog so it made sense to partner with DogSpot to fulfill their dog loving needs. In fact, business increased by 10%, as people knew they now had a safe place to leave their pet.”
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