SAN DIEGO (December 2, 2014) – Amber Kirsten-Smit, Co-Founder and President of Furlocity, Inc., a comprehensive website geared towards the pet care services industry, was honored with the San Diego Business Journal’s 21st Annual “Women Who Mean Business Award,” winning the technology category. Award winners were profiled in the November 17 issue of the San Diego Business Journal.
The “Women Who Mean Business Award” annually recognizes innovative business leaders who have made a difference to San Diego’s business community, across industries that include healthcare, technology, higher education, media, law, and more.
Furlocity is the premier pet accommodations website and online technology platform that enables pet parents to search, identify and book trusted pet boarding stays, veterinary services and pet-friendly hotels.
“Over the years we have seen more and more women take their rightful places in boardrooms and executive suites,” said Armon Mills, president and publisher of the San Diego Business Journal. “This program continues to celebrate their successes and their influence on our thriving community.”
“Providing pet parents in San Diego and across the United States access to high-quality and trusted pet care services options has been a labor of love and an extremely rewarding experience,” said Kirsten-Smit. “It’s an incredible privilege to be the first woman in the growing pet industry to be awarded the SDBJ’s ‘Women Who Mean Business Award.’ I am also genuinely honored to be recognized as a successful business leader in my community and to share this award with many other talented women as well as my Furlocity team.”
Furlocity is the premier pet accommodations website and online technology platform that enables pet parents to search, identify and book trusted pet boarding stays, veterinary services and pet-friendly hotels. Furlocity’s innovative technology simplifies the booking process for pet parents, and ultimately enhances the overall experience for their beloved pets. Furlocity’s online marketplace currently includes top-rated pet boarding facilities and veterinarians in over 80 cities and 30 states, and more than 100,000 pet-friendly hotels across the United States.
Furlocity was founded in San Diego in 2012 by Andy Smit and Amber Kirsten-Smit. As busy pet parents themselves, they understood the need to establish a more intuitive process for finding safe pet accommodations options. Subsequently, they launched Furlocity to help foster mutually beneficial relationships between pet parents and trusted pet care providers.
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