Aaron Easterly with Caramel on the GeekWire podcast

Barking up the right tree: Rover’s dog-sitting marketplace sees massive growth

Two weeks ago, DogVacay CEO Aaron Hirschhorn said that he thought his dog-sitting startup was an order of magnitude larger than its close competitor, Seattle-based Rover.com. It seems he may have spoken too soon. Rover announced today that its revenue has increased by 575 percent year-over-year, blowing past DogVacay’s 200 percent jump. While Rover won’t release exact… Read More


Rover bites back after DogVacay claims to be top dog among pooch-boarding startups

Who is the top dog in canine boarding? That question is a contentious one among two pet-sitting startups. DogVacay CEO Aaron Hirschhorn told PandoDaily earlier this week that his company’s business is an order of magnitude larger than Seattle-based Rover.com, a statement that came as the company expanded its services and updated its mobile app. But Rover… Read More