Schenectady – Furlocity, Inc., the premier pet reservation company, announced today that it has signed an eight-year office leasctady, New York. Furlocity provides a technology platform and website to enable pet owners to search, identify and book trusted pet boarding stays, veterinary services and pet-friendly hotels online -- simplifying the booking process.
On or about September 1, Furlocity will relocate its headquarters from San Diego, CA into a 3,000 square foot space on the first floor of the New York BizLab at 251 State Street in downtown Schenectady.
“We are pleased that Furlocity has selected downtown Schenectady for its new home. This firm could have located anywhere and we are pleased that they selected the Capital Region and downtown Schenectady for their new headquarters’ location,” said Ray Gillen, Chair of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority. Metroplex will provide a grant to cover the cost of rent and utilities for the first year of the lease.
“With the support of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and Antonio Civitella, CEO of Transfinder and the founder and president of the New York BizLab business accelerator, Furlocity is positioned to become an official resident of the Capital Region,” said Denise Fernandez Pallozzi, Chief Executive Officer of Furlocity. “We have made a long-term commitment to Schenectady County, which will include the hiring of local talent that will become integral members of the Furlocity family. Furlocity is in strong growth mode and will be expanding our team to create approximately 12 new jobs within the first two years, and 20 jobs by the end of 2017.”
“We are excited to welcome Furlocity to the New York BizLab. Furlocity is a fast-growing company that will contribute greatly to the BizLab's ecosystem as well as the Capital Region's tech community,” said Civitella.
According to the American Pet Products Association’s annual report on the pet industry, Americans spent an all-time high of $58 billion on their pets in 2014. Of that amount, approximately $20 billion was spent on veterinary care and ‘other’ pet services (grooming and boarding). The ‘other services’ category grew the fastest in 2014, and includes costs on grooming, boarding, walking, training, day care and spa treatments.
Furlocity was founded on the vision of making pet parents’ lives easier by utilizing 21st century technology to access the services they need for their dog and cat ‘family members’. Furlocity.com is the result of that vision. Furlocity.com is the premier pet accommodations website, providing an online technology platform that enables pet owners to search, identify and book trusted pet boarding stays, veterinary services and pet-friendly hotels; simplifying the booking process. Furlocity’s online marketplace currently includes top-rated pet boarding facilities and veterinarians in more than 105 cities and 30 states, and more than 100,000 pet-friendly hotels across the United States.
Furlocity was founded in 2012 by busy ‘pet parents’ who understood the need to establish a more intuitive process for finding safe pet accommodations options. Furlocity.com and its proprietary online booking tool help foster mutually beneficial relationships between pet owners and trusted pet care services providers. Its technology platform helps pet boarding establishments increase occupancy and grow customer connections.
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