If you’re a fan of tapping your neighborhood using Nextdoor, then you’d be just as excited for theDogHood!
An app that lets you hold hands with other dog lovers in your journey from puppy to dog owners, theDogHood makes owning a dog even more enjoyable.
According to Ruchi Joshi and Purvi Janardhan, co-founders of theDogHood,
“theDogHood is an online platform where you can connect dog owners locally and globally without sharing any personal information.”
It’s All About the Dogs at theDogHood
An app that Purvi and Ruchi conceptualized during the COVID pandemic, theDogHood now has users in over 130 cities in the U.S., 8 thriving dog communities, and more than 50 playdates, walks, and birthday parties.
It’s a community of dog owners connecting with other dog parents in their locality and finding support in their pet parent journey.
In fact, the moment you download theDogHood mobile app, you can directly have access to a warm, caring community of dog lovers—all without sharing any personal information!
With the app, you can ask questions, attend dog-centric events, and even share cute photos of your animal companions, all with a click.
“It’s a very dog-centric platform. It is curated by dog owners, vouched by dog owners, and created by dog owners. So it’s an entire holistic, local-global community of dog owners. It’s more of a digital ecosystem around being a pet parent.”
Bringing People and Pets Together With theDogHood
But behind the current success of theDogHood mobile app, did you know that Purvi was scared of dogs?
Yep, you read that right.
As a matter of fact, Purvi openly admitted her fear of canines.
“A few years ago, I would not even touch a puppy. I was so afraid of dogs. But, all my boys wanted a dog, and I felt like I’m depriving them from having a dog. And that’s when I took a plunge.”
It wasn’t as easy as you might have imagined, however. Although she and her boys ended up having their 85-pound Orio, she was initially overwhelmed and didn’t have any idea what to do with their new four-legged family member.
“We [Purvi and Orio] started staring at each other for days. Then one day, my husband came home, and I said, ‘We are returning this dog. There is no way I can keep take care of this guy, because I’m so scared. I don’t know what to do.’”
However, that’s where Ruchi came into the picture.
A well-known dog mom in their neighborhood, Ruchi, at the time, was seeking out people who are getting a new puppy.
Her passion for dogs later influenced Purvi, as both of them started going on a walk and educating her about having a puppy in one’s family.
“She connected me to different resources, different groups. And that kind of changed the whole journey for me, from being a puppy owner to a dog owner to a dog lover.”
With her newfound perspective, Purvi and Ruchi eventually saw the lack of an ecosystem for pet parents who were going through the same experience.
This eventually led to the innovation that is theDogHood app.
With a mission to build dog-friendly communities everywhere, Ruchi and Purvi want to spread friendships, kindness, and positivity through theDogHood community.
They even designed it with plenty of features that resulted from the meticulous research they did on several different forums.
Learn more about theDogHood!
Visit their website at https://thedoghood.com/.