Wag, the popular dog walking platform, has seen demand for its core dog walking service down 70% due to the coronavirus.
In an interview with Built In, Wag’s COO Dylan Allread, indicated that the nationwide shelter-in-place orders have drastically reduced the need for third party dog walkers. In response to this lack of demand, the company has been rolling out new services to its customers.
Wag Health is a telehealth solution that is available as a monthly subscription service. Members get access to veterinary help through a chat feature on the Wag mobile app. The service saw a thousand pet health questions come in during the first week.
Wag is also offering pet food delivery and pet transportation services to its customers. Allread indicated that some of these new services were already in the works and some were created in direct response to the crisis.