Ryde On-Demand Pet Concierge

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ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
RYDE ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE:
THE PROBLEM

If pets are part of your family, these “life happens” moments are all too familiar:

  • Your pet needs to be dropped off or picked up for a vet, boarding, daycare, or grooming appointment, but your work schedule conflicts with their office hours.
  • You unexpectedly must work late and need someone to feed your dog and take them out after a long day of being alone.
  • That friend or neighbor you counted on to administer a mid-day dose of essential medication to your pet had to suddenly go out of town, leaving you scrambling to find a replacement. 

​Routine pet care services such as the vet, groomer, daycare, and boarding require appointments. Many times, however, their business hours don't line up with the work and family schedules of busy pet parents, making it hard to keep these appointments when life gets in the way.

Ryde is solving these and other pet parenting problems with a tech-enabled, on-demand pet concierge service that makes the everyday lives of busy pet parents much easier and less stressful. In short, we step in to take care of pets when pet parents can’t.

The pet humanization trend is driving demand for premium pet care services, and innovative companies like Ryde are responding.

Ryde’s go-to-market plan includes establishing proof of concept in one limited market, then appropriately expanding to other cities.

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
THE NEW PET PARENT

Affluent consumers place a very high value on their time, so trying to fit routine pet appointments into their schedule can take them away from more important activities.

This is particularly true of Millennials, which make up 76 percent of pet owners.

Pet parents want their best for their animals, but even those who can easily afford it, struggle to find premium options that meet their needs.

While there are local pet transport businesses in most cities, they’re outdated and slow to innovate. They essentially fail to meet the expectations of modern pet parents who demand more in today’s fully-connected society.


ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
COVID-19’s IMPACT

The surge in “pandemic pets” has forced first-time pet parents to face the new realities of pet care  services as they return to the office.

Not only has COVID-19 resulted in fewer routine pet care appointments, COVID has caused longer wait times, appointment delays, and an overall sense of uncertainty.

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
OUR GROUNDBREAKING SOLUTION

Ryde solves all these problems with an innovative, tech-enabled service built from the ground up, which we describe as “pet parenting on your schedule.”

Let's start with safety: our luxury motor coaches feature oversized, permanently installed kennels for maximum safety.

Better still, we outfit our coaches with the finest accommodations giving pets the room to move around in their kennels constructed with materials designed for thorough cleaning and daily sanitation.

Our coaches also feature 24/7 climate control. Under no circumstances will animals be left in a hot or cold vehicle. Further, Ryde exceeds the technology, connectivity, communications, and convenience expectations of modern pet parents.

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
A FEATURE-RICH MOBILE APP

Ryde will develop a mobile app where customers can:

  • Become a subscriber
  • Make transport inquiries
  • Receive estimates
  • Book appointments
  • Make payments
  • Track the location of the motor coach along the route
  • View their pets live via webcams
  • Receive text alerts and photographs when pet is picked up or dropped off
  • View and verify insurance coverage, USDA pet transport permits, and our drivers’ background verification

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
FULLY CONNECTED AT ALL TIMES

Today’s pet parents – particularly Millennials – live a fully connected lifestyle and expect the same level of connectivity when it comes to the wellbeing of their pets. Ryde provides the most comfortable and technologically advanced services including:

Spacious, custom-designed, executive-style motor coaches

  Background-checked drivers trained in emergency pet care (CPR, etc.)

  Custom cat and dog kennels featuring comfortable interiors, memory foam beds, and seamless kennels to allow for maximum cleaning and sanitation

Well-lit, "always on" climate-controlled environment

In-kennel webcams

Enhanced vehicle security system for added peace of mind

Real-time trip monitoring via GPS tracking

GPS-enabled pet collars/tags provided for added security in the event of an escape

Bottled drinking water

Medications administered as needed

“Welcome” gift bag of premium products/services through our partners

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
WHY WE’LL LEAD

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
TRACTION &
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Our founder has already had great success with numerous entrepreneurial efforts, including SamplingLab, a disruptive ”retail” concept for CPG product sampling and consumer feedback.

Business Insider named SamplingLab as one of its ”50 Coolest New Businesses in America” in 2015 and PSFK Research named it a “Best–in-Class Company Driving Change in the Retail Marketplace.”

The Wall Street Journal also published a major feature article in July 2015, citing SamplingLab for its innovation.

Ryde has been working to design a prototype coach interior with a highly regarded design and build company. With funding resources in hand, we will immediately move forward with acquiring the bus and get started on the build-out.

ON-DEMAND PET CONCIERGE
MEET THE FOUNDER

JEFF DAVIS
FOUNDER

  • Accomplished marketing, PR and communications entrepreneur who turns his natural curiosity and innovative ideas into action.
  • Obsessed with the customer experience.
  • A pet parent for 20+ years, Jeff has raised three Golden Retrievers from puppyhood, where he faced the challenges of working pets into daily schedules.
  • His entrepreneurial ventures include his own technology PR agency during Silicon Valley’s dot-com boom; founding a high-profile media event series for specialty food brands, and SamplingLab, a disruptive ”retail” concept for CPG product sampling and consumer feedback that rattled the status quo.

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