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Do more of what you love

with The most intuitive software for your dog daycare boarding & Grooming business


streamlined & User-friendly



About the app

For about $4 per day, Gingr makes managing your business a whole lot easier.

Gingr is a cloud-based app. Login in from a computer or your smartphone via your browser. Multiple users can be logged in at any time.

Gingr integrates your reservations, calendars, pet - client information, feeding & medication tracking, POS transactions and credit card payment processing. The app also integrates customer-engagement with automated email/text reminders, CRM-marketing emails.

Gingr helps manage your employees, with a built-in time-clock, groomer/training calendars, commission reports, daily checklists, individual to-do lists and numerous user-permission & notification settings.

Who uses Gingr?:  Successful dog daycare, boarding, training and grooming businesses. See how:



Secure & Reliable

Gingr's uptime is remarkable and our cloud encryption is industry-leading. Fear not the hard-drive crash. We've got you covered.

  • Live, hot & cold backups. Your data is safe & sound
  • Saves credit cards for one-click use without storing actual card numbers
  • 24/7/365 monitoring of the application, firewall, and database security

Customizable & Flexible

Gingr is adaptable to your needs and we're always listening for more ways we can help solve your problems. We provide new features regularly, at no extra charge.

  • Easily set up your registration form, price plans, packages, coupons, and reservation types however best suits your business
  • Customize your email and text message templates
  • Customize registration forms and agreements

What our customers are saying...



From the start, we built user-friendly features based on our experience running a busy dog daycare and boarding facility. We continue to release new features based on the feedback & needs of over 3,000 kennel techs and business owners using Gingr.

Gingr is a streamlined all-in-one solution. No 'modules' to navigate. It's all integrated.


Pet and client management

Easily find client and pet information and improve customer service with streamlined tracking of information.

  • Customize your registration forms and pet forms
  • Pet and client photos for easy identification
  • Easily find animal/owners with predictive search fields
  • Automatic warnings for expired vaccinations, unsigned forms, incidents, allergies, and medical alerts
  • Automatic reminders sent to customers for reservations and vaccination expirations
  • Customizable (icon+color+name) animal tags/icons
  • Upload unlimited files to customer accounts
  • Receive faxes & emails (with attachments) directly into Gingr**
  • Barcode key-tags for clients
  • Incident reports
  • Temperament designations
  • Send faxes**

Online Booking

Less phone tag, less paperwork. Many of our customers achieve over 90% online booking, saving them hours of staff time each day.

  • Mobile-friendly online customer 'portal' for account set-up and reservation/appointment requests
  • Easily link from your website
  • Brand your portal with your logo, contact information, etc.
  • Electronically signed agreements stored in client profile
  • Customers can update pet information easily.
  • Customers can upload vet records
  • Customers can view photos and videos of their pets
  • Customers request reservations/appointments
  • Confirm reservations with auto-generated emails and SMS*
  • Auto-wait list when you are already at capacity
  • Customers can pre-pay deposits.


Reservation Management

Streamline and never lose track of reservations, capacity limits. Speed up check-in and check-out procedures to improve customer service and reduce staff time and costs.

  • Manage capacity by reservation type, overall facility capacity and special dates
  • Recurring and multiple reservation scheduling
  • Wait list management
  • Auto-reminders sent to customers before reservation start-date
  • Easy 1-click check-In, 1-click check-out (with package credit)
  • Auto-alert if expired vaccinations at check-in
  • Quick check-In multiple pets from multiple owners, and for walk-in customers
  • Optional check-in questions to prompt your staff to check the details
  • Auto-print run-cards


point of sale

  • Flexible pre-paid packages/punch-cards (with expiration).
  • Barcode scanner integration
  • Integrated credit card payments for fast processing
  • Recurring package subscriptions
  • Save customer credit card info in the most secure way possible
  • Electronic Signature Capture for credit card
  • Self-tip capture
  • Financial reports
  • Automatically emailed receipts
  • Coupon system
  • Option to integrate with printer-cash drawer combination

Lodging Calendar

  • Easily change reservations right from the calendar with drag-and-drop functions
  • Easily manage lodging transfers/split reservations across multiple runs, even manage multiple pricing across runs
  • Same-day lodging management for pets leaving and checking in

facility Calendar

  • Manage appointments for groomers and trainers
  • Daily, weekly and monthly views
  • Drag and drop appointments to reschedule, or re-assign to another specialist
  • Schedule appointments right from the calendar
  • Open appointments to view details, mark as complete.


Employee Management

  • Employee time-clock
  • Employee notification system
    • email, text (SMS*), push to device and in-browser
  • Comprehensive user permission management
  • Employee to-do lists
  • Daily checklist
  • Commission reports


marketing & Engagement

  • Integrated marketing features
  • Easily send marketing emails to sortable groups of customers (expired vaccinations, no recent reservations, etc)
  • Create and send photo, video, and text report cards via email and SMS*
  • Open/Click/Bounce rate analytics on all emails
  • Branded customer-facing site for customer account management
  • Automatic customer vaccination reminder email
  • Customizable and robust post check-out surveys


  • Feeding, Medication & Weight reports (both in-app and printable)
  • Weekly stats email for owners
  • Financial reporting
  • Print or export to excel


Integrate with other software

  • Read-only API access for developers to integrate with other apps
  • Web-hook support allows your other apps to receive data in real-time
  • Can be integrated with Zapier, IFTTT, and just about any other app
  • Financial data integrations coming soon!




  • Access all your data on-the-go, from any internet connected device.

















*Included in USA & Canada only. Other countries may incur additional fees.
** USA & Canada Only. An additional charge of $50/year will apply so you have a dedicated phone number for faxes.

Pricing and Guarantee

Gingr is dedicated to your success, which is why we offer:


We buy software too, and feel that any software you purchase should add significant value to your business. We'll help you ensure that Gingr is the right 'fit' for your business, and identify how the software will help you save time and money - even increase your income. Let's ensure that you will receive value well beyond our subscription rates.

2. Live chat and email support

Compared to other software in the industry, expect to need less support with our easy-to-learn software. That said, we're here to help with live chat and email support. Live chat is available 8AM-5PM, M-F Mountain time (UTC-7) and email support is available 24x7x365 (yes, even Christmas). In 2016, live chat average response time was <15 seconds. 72% of all emails were replied to in <1 hour (50% in <30 minutes). We guarantee a 24-hour initial response time. If we miss the deadline, your next month is on us.

3. Dedicated setup support

A dedicated setup representative will hold your hand through setting Gingr up for the needs of your business. Every new business receives 4, 45-minute one-on-one calls with our setup team to make sure all of your questions are answered prior to going live. Additional calls are available for $50/call. In 2016, the average new customer used 2 one-on-one calls with our time.

4. Easy staff Training features

We offer extensive and effective resources to make training easy, including documentation and videos. From our experience, most front desk staff don't require (much, if at all) training to use Gingr for day-to-day operations.


If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase after thirty days and wish to discontinue service, we’ll refund you every penny you’ve paid us for your subscription. All you have to do is call or email us about your dissatisfaction.

Subscription Options

$114.25/MONTH/LOCATION: BILLED annually





Ready to Get Started?

When you're ready to start testing Gingr for your business, you can count on us to be there every step of the way. Simply contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible to set up an initial consultation. If you decide Gingr is a good fit for your business, we'll deliver your app within 24 hours with some of the basics already set up. We offer tons of great resources to help you finish setting up and offer free live setup support for your first month. You can feel confident our customer support team will be there to help you succeed. 

*for 3+ locations please contact us for pricing by emailing The one-time, non-refundable setup fee includes your basic setup, 4 45-minute live setup calls, and a free template for your data import. Free email and live-chat support is included with all subscriptions. If you need assistance getting your data into the data import template, a $500 non-refundable fee will apply. Additional setup calls are available for $50/call.

System requirements

  • Any computer, tablet or mobile device that does not run Windows XP or Android <= 2.3
  • An internet connection (min. 5 MbPS download speed)
  • The employee side of Gingr is not supported in Internet Explorer.  Chrome, Firefox, and Safari (versions 9+) work great!
  • The pet parent side of Gingr is not supported in Internet Explorer < 9. IE 9, 10, 11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari work great!

When can we chat?

After completing the contact form, you'll receive an email with a link that allows you to schedule time on our calendar for a "quick chat" or an online consultation/demo. Be sure to check your SPAM folder if you don't see that email!


Are you already a Gingr customer? If so, the fastest way to receive support is via the Live Chat button in your Gingr app, or from our support site, located here.

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Gingr's Story

We know what it's like to run a busy dog daycare and boarding business. After using pen, paper, whiteboards and old desk-top software, we knew there had to be a better way, so we created it.

Gingr was conceived in 2013 when Lee Salminen, a software engineer and consultant (and regular DDC customer), recognized the pain kennel and daycare owners experienced with existing software solutions, and that it could all be so much easier...

A partnership to alleviate this pain was formed when Lee linked up with local doggy daycare manager, entrepreneur, and obsessive product developer, Aaron Nichols.

Through a strange twist of fate, Mark Tracy, a Boulder-based merchant service provider was introduced to Lee and Aaron to help them bring credit card processing online. It became apparent that expanding the partnership to bring credit card processing in-house was in everyone's best interest, and would greatly improve the product offering.

Through months of meticulous development and real-world testing, Gingr was born!  And we must say she's quite the elegant and well-mannered pup. We believe she's exactly the kind of working dog any savvy pet care entrepreneur would want on their team.

Lee Salminen

The "Tech" guy


Lee is a software engineer and entrepreneur whose career has included internet marketing, web design, and developing life-saving tools and processes for the world's largest disaster response organizations. Lee resides in beautiful Boulder, CO.  In his free time, he is enjoying the outdoors with his 2 dogs - Finnlee and Ginger.

Aaron Nichols

the "experience" guy

Alongside a 16-year career in pet services (DDC, boarding, pet-sitting...), Aaron previously founded Ready-Me, a purveyor of high-end emergency preparedness equipment. Aaron brings his passions for product development and pet care to Gingr.  Living in Boulder, CO, in his free time, he enjoys the simple pleasures of life, like stretching, reading, and playing with dogs.

Mark Tracy


Mark's career is multi-faceted; director with a Fortune 50 corporation, co-founder of a healthcare technology start up, and owner of his own retail business.  In his retail business Mark experienced frustration with the merchant service industry that led him to search for a better approach to accepting credit cards. Since 2008 Mark has worked to help business owners navigate and save within this often-confusing industry.

He lives in Boulder with his wife, daughter, and two mischievous cats.

Ginger Salminen


Ginger is Lee's 3 year-old Red Heeler. Without her (and her rambunctious personality), none of this would have ever happened.

Meet the Peeps! - the people that keep it all running smoothly

We are all based out of Boulder, Colorado.

Did you know that you can't “own” a pet within the City of Boulder? Technically, you are a pet guardian.

Michelle Ober - Customer Sales & Support Manager

Michelle Ober - Customer Sales & Support Manager

Erin Dugan - Sr. Setup Support Specialist

Erin Dugan - Sr. Setup Support Specialist

Andy Gale - Director of Sales & Customer Consulation

Andy Gale - Director of Sales & Customer Consulation

Alex Ladue - Sr. Product Support Specialist

Alex Ladue - Sr. Product Support Specialist

Brittney Terry - Product Support Specialist

Brittney Terry - Product Support Specialist

Katie Hamilton - Setup Support Specialist

Katie Hamilton - Setup Support Specialist

Geeky stats, as of April 8, 2017

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