GoFetch.ca is a Canada's best community of dog sitters and walkers. Whether it’s overnight dog boarding, in-home pet sitting, dog walking, or doggy daycare - we help you find someone who will care for your dog, the same way you would.
GoFetch.ca was started in a Vancouver basement suite by two friends, Paul and Willson, who witnessed first hand how travel limitations, career demands, and busy schedules can limit the joy of pet ownership. They recognized the need for a safe, loving alternative to a kennel, and shared the belief that companies should make the world a better place. In the summer of 2015, they set out to build a community that connected pet parents with real people. People who will treat their pets like family, and provide a higher level of pet care measured by pet health and happiness
CEO & Co-Founder
As chief executive officer, Willson leads the Senior Leadership Team and oversees the companies portfolio of pet services, including boarding, walking, daycare, and sitting. He is responsible for GoFetch overall strategy, focusing on positioning GoFetch for future growth. Willson co-founded GoFetch in 2015, and has since led the company through multiple rounds of financing and has the company to 45 full-time employees. Willson also joined the GoFetch Board of Directors in 2016. Willson has worked for both large and small scale consumer technology companies and studied business at the University of British Columbia and New York University. Willson is an avid runner and tennis player. He also sits on the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
Paul Ratchford started GoFetch and has helped grow the company from an idea stage to Canada’s leading online pet services brand. Paul has served various roles including growth, operations, human relations, finance, and product. Paul has been responsible for many of the company’s key milestones, including it’s founding, strategic partnerships, growth phases, and product launches. Before his career in consumer technology and startups, he worked as an analyst on Wall Street for JP Morgan Chase & Co. He studied History at Columbia University. Paul played NCAA Division I tennis and stays active with the sport today. He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife, two children, and Australian Shepherd, Juno.
Senior Vice President of Operations
With extensive experience in successfully growing and shaping startups in the online and mobile space, he leads GoFetch.ca’s business growth.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Cameron has roots in creative strategy and entrepreneurship, and is involved in the company's creative operations and marketing, as he looks to improve growth, workflows and results.
Head of Product Design
Jessica has been designing software big and small from industry to consumer apps and now leads design and product - making GoFetch.ca usable and enjoyable.
Principal iOS Developer
David leads the mobile team, working to provide a seamless cross-platform experience with a focus on usability and design. He has been writing code for over 10 years.
Director of Engineering
Piers has over a decade of experience in software building scalable, reliable, and maintainable systems. He helps make GoFetch technology exciting, innovative and worthy of our trust & safety promise.
Our people, crazy dog people, believe that dogs deserve the best. We’re a mixed bag of rainy-day-dog-walkers, every-day-belly-scratchers, and world-class technology talent. Because when your dog is in our care, we need the people caring for them and the technology connecting them, at its best. GoFetch.ca is committed to making pet care safe, easy, and reliable so that everyone can experience the unconditional love of a dog. Together, we’re driven to be the people our dogs think we are.
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