Popular Dog-Walking App Vetting Process In The Spotlight After Dog Walker Allegedly Caught On Camera Attacking Dog

Home security camera footage appears to show Adam Vavrus, a dog walker hired through the popular dog-walking app Wag!, yelling at and kicking the pet owners’ dog in Danville, California ACCORDING to KTVU NEWS. The dog walker was recently charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty by the Contra Costa County District Attorney in Northern California.

ACCORDING to KTVU NEWS,

“Wag! only conducts background checks on applicants once before they are hired and does not do continuous checks.”

Annual background checks are not legally required of dog-walking services.

As of January 12, 2019, the HOME PAGE of the wagwalking.com website states in the TRUST & SAFETY section “Vetted We perform comprehensive background screenings so your dog & home are in safe hands.”

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ABC7NEWS.COM – Dog Walker Caught On Camera Attacking Dog In Danville (1.11.19)
https://abc7news.com/dog-walker-caught-on-camera-attacking-dog-in-danville/5044939/

  • ACCORDING TO ABC7NEWS.COM, the pet owners immediately called the company– and police. After the initial complaint, Miranda claims it took days for Wag! follow up, and eight days before WAG even watched the surveillance video the Fulks sent over.