House Sitting for Cat People

A community for cat owners

HSCP is a two-sided marketplace that matches homeowners who would like to have house sitters come in and take care of their cats while they are away for an extended period. 

HSCP is a two-sided marketplace. On the one hand, we have travelers and digital nomads looking for a home to stay at during their travels. On the other hand, we have homeowners who would like someone to take care of their cats and home while they are away on their trips.

HSCP is trying to build a community of cat people who helps each other by offering unlimited cat and home care in exchange for a free place to stay. Cat owners can travel with confidence, knowing they’ve secured the very best care for their best friend. While Cat sitters get to stay in unique homes worldwide and enjoy cats’ company.

What is House Sitting for Cat People

Where HSCP was stuck

A marketplace for a specific niche within the House-Sitting industry where we match the Sitters with Homeowners and provide them the ability to conduct business without ever having to leave the platform.  This project took almost a year to bring to fruition. It involved building a robust two-sided marketplace with payment gateway integration and many third-party integrations like Background Check company API.

HSCP wanted an end-to-end full-stack development team who could build the marketplace and own the technical execution and delivery of it. They wanted a partner who not only had the technology and joined the team as a CTO as well as pitched the VC for fundraising.

The platform design of the screens functions to be launched in the first phase, including the Sitter Profile, Homeowner Profile, Home details, background check details, and monthly/yearly membership plan. All were built on a PHP/Laravel platform with HTML/CSS Front End.
  • Sitter and Homeowner Profile with robust data on background and home and previous transactions
  • Sitter search and Homeowner Search using multiple levels of filters
  • Membership fees collection
  • Additional Background check and Id check fees collection
  • Storage of documents for House Manuals and validation/Check history
  • Review and Ratings for Sitter and Homeowner

How the DSHG Sonic MVP Build team helped

What were the Outcomes after working with DSHG Sonic?

The entire duration of the project took around one year, from the time the contract was signed to the time we had the finalized and beta-tested marketplace available for use by homeowners and Cat Sitters.
  • A thoroughly flushed-out working platform to enable the two-sided marketplace
  • Admin Panel to manage both Sitters and Homeowners
  • The ability for the Sitter and Homeowner to manage all communication with each other independently
  • Paywall and multiple layers to provide additional information about the Sitter and Homeowner.