[img_assist|nid=5339|title=|desc=|link=url|url=http://www.inc.com/articles/2010/02/applicant-of-the-week-petrelocation.html|align=left|width=142|height=51]Last year, we were ranked as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing privately owned companies in America. We’re hoping to make the list again this year, and our entry caught the eye of the editors who featured PetRelocation.com as their “Applicant of the Week” this week. Reporter Josh Spiro discussed the rise of pet travel trends with our CEO Kevin O’Brien.
Kevin O’Brien’s profession might not be the oldest, but it’s up there. “The animal transportation industry has been around since transportation,” he says laughing. That said transporting pets is a much more nascent field, having only taken off in the past five to 10 years. While the company focuses on transporting dogs and cats for corporate employees who relocate for work, its motto is “any pet, anywhere, any time” and so far it hasn’t had to turn down a job.
Last year, Pet Relocation was ranked No. 777 on the Inc. 5000 list and this year, according to O’Brien “we hope to break the 500 barrier.” With a prime domain name and a growing number of people “starting to accept the idea of live animal relocation,” business has never been better.