SOURCE: Dogster, Inc.

March 21, 2007 07:30 ET

Online Pet Community Dogster Unleashes "Local"

Now Dog and Cat Lovers Can Take to the Web to Search, List, Rate and Review Pet-Related Businesses and Locations Across the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- With new enhancements to the pet-loving online communities Dogster.com (www.dogster.com) and Catster.com (www.catster.com), users can now find information on local resources, ranging from veterinarians and dog parks to boutiques and cat sitters to dog-friendly diners in every town in the United States and beyond. Today, Dogster, Inc. introduced Dogster Local and Catster Local, which allow users to search, list, rate and review pet-specific businesses and pet-friendly locations by city, ZIP code and category.

"Pet owners join our community to share information, experiences and passion for their pets," said Founder and CEO Ted Rheingold. "Our 'Local' features are a natural extension of that experience and pick up where regular local search engines drop off -- with useful, detailed pet-centric information on businesses and locales that is of enormous value to our users."

Dogster's and Catster's Local functionality allows users to seek, add and rate pet-specific businesses and locales in such categories as parks and recreation, veterinarians and health care, supply stores and boutiques, and pet services -- ranging from dog and cat sitters to boarding and obedience training. There's also a Pet welfare area dedicated to rescue, adoption, and shelters, as well as an animal Travel feature for the pet jet-set.

Pet lovers, as well as people and businesses that cater to four-legged companions, are invited to add listings to Local for dog- and cat-related services and locations. Other users can expand upon listings by writing a review and/or rating a locale. (Rating is based on a scale of one to five paw prints.) Members can even "mark" their favorite spots and view other pals that go to the same place.

"The goal is to provide a thorough listing of pet places, services and destinations that are both user-generated and user-endorsed," said Rheingold. "It just seemed natural that our members would be the best and most credible source for information on pet-related businesses, services and locations."

About Dogster, Inc.

Dogster, Inc., architects of the Dogster and Catster online communities, is the industry alpha dog in pet-focused online communities. Online since January 2004, its properties are now home to more than 350,000 members in more than 150 countries; making Dogster.com the fastest growing pet community in existence. Dogster, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

To see what all of the barking's about and join for free, visit our site at www.dogster.com/tour or call 415-934-0400 for more infomration

Dogster, Catster and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Dogster, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Dogster, Inc.
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