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SAN DIEGO (September 30, 2014) – Local entrepreneur, Andy Smit, Founder and CEO of Furlocity, Inc., has been named a winner in the 2014 Pet Age Forty Under 40 awards program. The prestigious awards program is produced by Pet Age, a national publication covering all things in the pet industry, providing the latest industry news and more.

The Forty Under 40 awards program honors dynamic men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, to professional excellence and to the community. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included working in the pet industry and possessing significant authority for decision making within a company or organization.

Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Laurie Johnson, Executive Director, Florida Little Dog Rescue; Nancy Hassel, Founder and President, Long Island Pet Professionals; and John Cullen, Principal, Bulldog Marketing & Sales.

“I feel genuinely privileged and honored to have been selected a winner for the prestigious Pet Age 2014 Forty Under 40 Award,” expresses Andy Smit, “I would not be in the position I am today had it not been for all the unwavering support given by my incredibly talented Furlocity team for which I am forever grateful!”

Smit continues to add, “I truly believe this award is a true testament to what a 1st-of-its-kind company like Furlocity is really capable of as a whole and exemplifies how working hard, creating a strong company culture, innovating great products and hiring the best people can truly drive a company’s overall success.”

Smit concludes, “In addition to recognizing my team, I would also like to thank and share this award with all our amazing Furlocity members [pet parents and pet care businesses] who have worked with us over the past couple years to help build such an incredible service that can make a positive difference in the lives of both pets and people!”

The Forty Under 40 award winners will be profiled in the awards publication inserted in the December issue of Pet Age.

For more information about the Pet Age Forty Under 40 awards program and to see a complete list of honorees, please visit

About Furlocity
Furlocity, Inc. ( was founded in 2012 by Andy Smit, CEO, and Amber Kirsten-Smit, President. As pet parents themselves, the humans behind Furlocity understand the changing mindset of pet parents in the United States.

Furlocity is a comprehensive website that helps pet parents easily find and instantly book trusted pet care services online 24/7 in cities nationwide and on one centralized platform. Furlocity’s 1st-of –its-kind online marketplace includes top-rated pet boarding and dog boarding facilities in over 30 states, veterinarians and more than 100,000 pet-friendly hotels in the US.

Furlocity is committed to delivering first-in-class web-technology, online booking and search engine capabilities that allow pet parents to simplify the way they search and book pre-screened pet resorts, veterinary and pet care services for their furry family members. Furlocity was created to relieve your anxiety when it comes to your precious pets’ well-being, which means we’re picky and will not list just anyone on our website!

Learn more at: Google+: Facebook: Twitter: @furlocity. Blog: Connect with Andy Smit: or email

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