It’s completely understandable that before you use a new service, buy a new product or try something new, that you head straight to your phone and search to find out more. However, how trustworthy, and honest is that information? To help our community and members, both new and old, we answered some of the top searched questions on MyPetBuddy.
What is MyPetBuddy?
MyPetBuddy is a website that connects trusted people who love dogs and cats, with pet parents who are looking for some extra help with their furry family members. Whether it’s for the occasional walk, overnight stays and holidays, we offer the chance to easily arrange and meet with the members near you.
Both humans and pets will benefit from the extra love, stress free environment, exercise and quality furry time and pet parents can rest easy knowing their pets are being taken care of.
Who started MyPetBuddy?
Our lovely founders Suad & Julian founded the platform in 2020 but the idea came about when it was time to take that well-deserved holiday, they were ridden with anxiety and couldn’t bear to leave them behind, especially their sensitive rescue pups. Would they get the love and attention they needed? They believe pets are souls wrapped in fur, they have feelings just like us, and they need more than a safe place to sleep and eat. They need someone that feels like home. With a background in human and K9 psychology and behaviour, this is more than just a belief for them. It’s about a deep understanding of their pets’ psychological needs.
They needed a solution that was stress-free, one that wouldn’t break the bank or interrupt the happiness of their pets. Thus, MyPetBuddy was born! And now we have nearly 1000 members across the UAE.
Is MyPetBuddy good/does it work?
We could tell you all about how great MyPetBuddy is and the stories of our wonderful members but we think it’s best if you heard it straight from them! Head to our Facebook page and check out the reviews.
Where is MyPetBuddy located?
The awesome news is that MyPetBuddy operates across the UAE. Matches depend on location and interests, so we recommend signing up for a free, basic account to explore the options near you.
How much does it cost?
Once you are ready to start messaging your matches, you will need to go Premium. This is an annual fee of AED 144 for buddies and AED 369 for pet parents and includes unlimited messaging, security checks and a 24/7 Vet Support Line. This helps to keep our community safe and secure.
Buddies aren’t charging for their services or advertising pet sitting businesses so there is nothing to pay after the initial fee. If you’re worried that someone is trying to charge you, please get in touch with us and we will investigate.
Is MyPetBuddy safe?
Safety and security are highly important to us and we understand that a lot of you may have concerns. There are a few things we offer to ensure the safety of you and your pets.
Security checks – We have a process of security checks in place in which both buddies and pet parents have to complete before they can message. This ensures that members are who they say they are. You can also learn more here
Vet Support Line – Buddies and pet parents have access to our 24/7 Vet Support Line so they can ask for professional advice in case of an emergency, and also for general advice too.
Ultimately, MyPetBuddy is all about getting to know other members really well before leaving your pets or accepting to host a pet or dog walk. Just as you would with a friend, family member, boarding or dog walker, it’s important people get to know each other well before a dog or a cat is taken care of by another person.
We hope this helps, but you can read through more of our FAQs if we haven’t answered one of your questions, or please do not hesitate to contact us – we are always happy to help!