A revolutionary new service, an app that gives you and your furry loved one the convenience of a ride without being turned away by a traditional ride-sharing service.
When Aparna Srinivasan was inspired to create SpotOn.pet, it was because she realized she probably wasn’t the only pet owner having the same problem. Turned away time and time again by ride-hailing services that wouldn’t also take her
dogs, she thought, “I can’t be the only person who thinks, ‘I like spending time with my dogs, why can’t I take them to the places I want to hang out?’” That frustration — as is often the case with innovation and invention — germinated
an idea that just launched in New York City and the boroughs.
SpotOn is an app service, also available on the web, created by Aparna and her co-founder, John Bentley II. They piloted the program in Los Angeles and realized just how
much demand existed for the kind of business they envisioned. SpotOn isn’t just a ride-hailing service reimagined for pets and their owners; it’s more than that. Because dogs, cats, and even teacup pigs are so much more than merely
“pets” to their families, Aparna envisioned a service that ensured that SpotOn’s drivers would provide safe rides for their charges. Additionally, Aparna says, “We’re not going to send you a two seater for you and your Great Dane.
The ride-hailing app lets you customize your ride.”
Just as important to Aparna — a pet-owner and dog-lover herself — is to give back to the furry community. So when SpotOn launched, so did “Take a Ride, Save a Life.” SpotOn has partnered with local shelters, including Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue,
Rescue Dogs Rock, and Bideawee; every time someone takes a ride with the service, one of the partner organizations receives a free ride. Since getting shelter animals to foster and adoption
events is crucial to their finding a forever family, and funding is an ongoing issue for most shelters, providing transportation is key to an animal’s successful adoption process. While SpotOn.pet is live just in New York City for
now, but we want to expand further so can take even more pet owners and their furry friends (safely) near and far!
Aparna and Krishna talk to Jessica Cunnington from News12 Bronx about SpotOn.
What’s more fun than chasing a ball? How about chasing one at the ball park?
SpotOn is one of the "biggest trends" in the pet industry, according to Forbes