Imagine having the opportunity to get some help with your vet bills! Waggle is a brand new crowdfunding platform just for pets and we are thrilled to be able to share them with you as they kick off their beta platform.
I heard about Waggle a while ago – and as soon as I did, I was in love with their mission. Think about it – what is one of the most common reasons that owners surrender their animals to shelters?
They do not have enough money to deal with expensive medical issues!
Well, Waggle wants to make life easier for those that may be dealing with expensive medical treatments to help their pets – which in turn can help alleviate the issue of surrendering animals for health issues – or requests for economic euthanasia!
What Is Waggle?
Waggle is a unique pet only crowdfunding platform that can help pet owners get much needed help with their vet bills.
Just like other crowdfunding platforms your pet will have their own page on the Waggle website with all of their personal and medical details and an area where supporters can donate to your pets care and share their story.
How Does It Work?
You take your pet to the vet (hey, that rhymes!) – and then get your diagnosis. If the cost to treat the illness is too much for you to handle alone you can ask your vet about Waggle.
Then the veterinarian will submit your pet’s profile to the platform – Waggle sets it live – and then you can promote it as does Waggle to get people to donate.
You can view a current list of pets needing help on the Pets Who Need Support page.
Greta was one of the first dogs profiled on the platform and within days of her campaign going she was 100% funded and that money will be sent right to her veterinarian for her urgent care.
Greta’s owner is a senior citizen with a limited income who depends on Greta for companionship. Because she is a puppy – and puppies do crazy things, she had a scary incident with a rope toy that required medical care – without the care she received she may not have made it. Waggle made all the difference for her owner!
Visit Greta’s profile on Waggle.
Pretty cool right?
What If My Veterinarian Does Not Know About Waggle?
Easy peasy! Just let them know about Waggle and ask that they join the program as a partner so your pet can be added. Because Waggle just launched – and are just starting their marketing outreach, the more we can do to help them – the better the platform will become! They are accepting veterinarians from the US and Canada at this time.
How Much of the Donations Do Pet Owners Receive?
100% of the donations are submitted directly to your veterinarian for payment of your bill. No money is sent to the pet owner, which is why we love this platform so much! In a world where so many are doing crowdfunding for “fake” purposes, Waggle gives you a sense of security as to where your money is going. Every cent is sent to the veterinarian to pay a debt — making you feel more confident in making a donation.
Another great feature is that the veterinarian and pet owner will be able to share post-treatment updates so you can see how the pets you supported are doing.
How Can Waggle Offer This Platform?
Because Waggle is committed to making sure 100% of every donation goes directly to a pets medical needs, they work with sponsors, veterinary partners and have an optional tip donation to offset their costs. They do charge a small fee at donation time to offset a minimal amount of the costs needed to run the website – an additional “tip” is optional.
From building the website to maintaining it – promotion – advertising, this all has costs allocated and without their partners and small donations from users they would not be able to do this! If your organization is interested in partnering with them – definitely reach out – the more the merrier!
Can I Post My Personal Pet?
The general public is not able to include their pets on the platform. Your pet must be listed by a veterinarian that is currently partnered with Waggle, if your vet is not aware of Waggle – let them know so they can sign up and submit your pet!
So, What Do You Think?
Love it? Hate it? Cannot wait to use it?
Let us know what you think! Waggle is listening and wants to make this a wonderful resource for all pet owners! Be sure to follow them on social media and sign-up for their newsletter to get the latest updates on their platform!