Petmasters is the brainchild of long time Internet entrepreneur Michael Caldwell. Mike previously co-founded a musician/entertainment marketplace back in 1997. That company was later acquired, but Mike’s desire to build online marketplaces remained strong.
Believing firmly that passion must fuel any successful undertaking, Michael wondered to himself, what else is there in his life that he's as passionate about as music? And then it hit him …
Michael grew up in a small, bustling Long Island household with his parents, four sisters, three dogs, two cats ... and a pet squirrel named Frisky! Mike developed his love of animals early.
Knowing from his previous venture that a strong co-founder is the key to success, Michael didn’t look far from home - this time teaming up with his wife of fifteen years, Danielle, an equally avid pet lover. Often remarking that she prefers animals to people, Danielle's first love was an orange wild-child tabby named Tigger whose early departure left a hole in her heart but an enduring passion for pets.
Michael and Danielle are excited to build this unique marketplace dedicated to those who make pets their living. Their mission is to build the most comprehensive pet services marketplace in the United States (and possibly beyond!).
Michael & Danielle reside in Redding, Connecticut along with their three sons, two cats (Snowy and Clementine) and rescue dog, Poppy.
Petmasters operates out of the B-Hive co-working space in Bridgeport, Connecticut.