Afaf Shehab, 27, and Basil Hawari, 32, have three things in common: they live in Haifa, they have a past in computer programming and they have a deep passion for pets. In fact, they love pets so much they set out to develop an app that will serve as an information hub for pet owners.
Petwork, which is currently in the alpha stage of development and is seeking investors, is a digital ecosystem for pet owners that provides information about services and allows users to share reviews and opinions about veterinarians, places to buy food and trainers in the area. Users can also search for parks with trails, local pet-owner gatherings, and pet-sitter options — both locally and around the world.
The two, who became friends after working together years ago at a marketing company, realized there was a gap in information and recommendations for the pet-owning community, and