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Sat, Jul 13

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Sunnyvale

Dog Sitting Swap Meetup South Bay

Swap dog sitting with other busy WFH professionals and save big! You will meet at least five other dog parents who have a professional career, own a dog of similar size, and would like to swap dog sitting.

Dog Sitting Swap Meetup South Bay
Dog Sitting Swap Meetup South Bay

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

About the event

APPLY TO JOIN THE EVENT HERE

We help you connect with a local community of supportive dog parents. Enjoy the unconditional love of dogs without sacrificing freedom and ambitions. Read our reviews here. 

The typical Rover process can take over 2 hours to find a PAID dog sitter( back-and-forth messages, scheduling, and meet-and-greets). At our event, you can meet 5 people interested in looking after your dog FOR FREE, all at once. Save time and money—find the perfect sitter effortlessly!

What to expect during the event

First hour (with host): Think speed dating – but for dog sitting swap! Here’s how it works:

  • Personal Instructions: Just show up and follow our simple steps. We'll guide you through everything.
  • Meet Your Matches: We’ll connect you with 5-7 local dog parents who have different travel dates from yours.
  • Guided Conversations: Each round, enjoy fun prompts to spark lively chats.

Pro Tip: You’ll have multiple, short(ish) conversations, so skip the formalities! Focus on engaging, in-depth discussions with the prompts we provide. We’ll summarize everyone’s travel dates and contact info after the event. Enjoy each conversation to the fullest – no matter the outcome!

Second Hour (no host): Use this time to mingle and connect with any dog parents you haven’t met yet. It's your chance to continue those intriguing conversations or start new ones!

After the event:

Option 1: Want to stay connected and make new friends? You can opt in to our four-week event series ($30 for non-members and free for members), where we match, organize, and plan dog-friendly events for the next four weeks. All you need to do is show up and connect with your new friends.

Option 2: Only Interested in dog-sitting swaps? Become an annual Pawrents member to have access to the broader community and all future dog-sitting swap events.

Who Should Join:

Busy Working Professionals: As part of our application process, we will request your LinkedIn profile for verification. This ensures a network of trusted, like-minded professionals.

Local Dog Parents: This event is for local dog owners planning to travel within the next 6 months.

Non-Professional Sitters: No monetary exchanges are involved. This is an event for dog parents, not for professional dog sitters.

Location: We will host this event in a public dog park. Detailed instructions will be sent to all approved participants prior to the event.

FAQ:

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

A: The ticket price is $25, which covers the fee of the event host, marketing, service fees, vetting before the event, and all the specially designed connection activities.

Q: What if I couldn't find a match?

A: We match you with at least 5 other dog parents, so the odds of finding a dog-sitting swap are pretty good! While every match is unique and we can't promise results, we believe in the power of face-to-face connections. We hope you have a great time meeting other dog parents.

Q: What if I don't like meeting in person?

We totally understand! We believe face-to-face interactions are the best and most efficient way because:

Vibe Check: You want to meet the person who will take care of your dog to build trust.

Dog Check: It's important to see if your dog gets along with their dog.

Plus, all the conversations are guided. We have designed prompts to help you navigate through your discussions smoothly.

Q: What if I am unhappy with the event?

A: If you attended the event and are unhappy with the outcome, simply complete the survey, and we will issue a refund!

Q: What if my dog has behavioral issues?

A: Unfortunately, this event is designed for friendly dogs and is hosted at a public dog park. We may host some events for reactive dogs in the future.

Q: What's the cancellation/no-show policy?

Due to the nature of our events, every turnout is critical to the success and experience of all participants. We do not provide refunds, and cancellations are non-refundable.

DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY

We view the risk profile of attending an event as similar to that of going to a public dog park. However, we do not own or operate the venues where our events are held.

While Pawrents coordinates to maintain a safe environment to the best of our ability, the company cannot guarantee 100% safety when using its service. By using Pawrents, you will interact with other participants face-to-face, and potentially interact with non-participants.

Under no circumstances will Pawrents or its affiliates be liable for any damages or harm that may occur to the participant through its services or by any associated activity, such as driving to the park, etc. Pawrents assumes no responsibilities whatsoever for any damages caused to Participants, Non-Participants, Staff, or any Affiliate, of or by any product or service provided by Pawrents. You attend events and participate in conversations with others completely at your own risk, just as you would visit the dog park without Pawrents hosting an event there.

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