According to a press release, Walmart is announcing the launch of Walmart Pet Care – a full-service pet care offering bringing customers pet care programs in one place, including Walmart Pet Insurance and pet care services like dog-walking and pet sitting.
“We’re on a mission to help families live better – and that goes for pets, too,” said Melody Richard, merchandising vice president, Pets in the release. “As adoption rates soar as a result of the pandemic and more people become pet owners, this was the perfect time to launch expanded services in Walmart Pet Care for our customers.”
Walmart offers Walmart Pet Insurance, an accessible insurance solution in the same place customers buy their pet food and fill their pet’s prescriptions. In collaboration with Petplan, Walmart customers can save up to 10% on their policies and can sign-up for an insurance plan that provides coverage for veterinary fees due to accident, injury or illness, including chronic and hereditary conditions. Each policy also includes access to $1,000 worth of online virtual vet appointments at no additional charge.
Walmart Pet Care will also include new pet sitting and dog walking services through Rover, a website and app that provides access to neighborhood care. Through Rover, pet parents can book pet sitters and dog walkers from over 300,000 providers in their communities across the country. As a perk for pet owners who book services through Rover, Walmart customers will receive a $20 Walmart gift card for their first completed service and another $20 Walmart gift card if they complete their fifth services within six months.
Walmart Pet Care includes Walmart PetRx, in-store and online pharmacy services introduced by Walmart in 2019.
Walmart Pet Care is just one of the recent investments the retailer has made in the Pet category, joining its growing assortment of over 1,800 premium and specialty pet products and the expansion of in-store vet clinics that offer Walmart customers pet care where they shop.
For more information on Walmart Pet Care, visit Walmart.com/PetCare.