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A Strategic Partnership Providing Background Screening You Can Trust.

Both Wag! and Vetty believe it’s critical that pet parents can trust the pet caregivers who provide services with the Wag platform. For the trust and safety of the Wag! platform, Vetty provides the most comprehensive background check service on the market through a partnership with Vetty Background Screening Solutions.

The Comprehensive Vetty Background Check Includes These Key Items

Each of these steps are included in all the pet caregiver background checks with the Wag! marketplace platform.

Identity Document Verification with Liveness Selfie (IDV)

Identity Document Verifications (IDV) process compares selfies provided by pet caregiver applicants, government documents, along with other information. Vetty verifies an individual’s identity and their identification documents by determining whether these are a match.

SSN Trace and Address History

The SSN Trace is used as an address locator that compares the pet caregiver applicant’s Social Security Number to certain credit and public records to help determine an individual’s address history, and any other associated names. This information helps identify the locales for other relevant background searches for criminal records.

National Criminal Records Search

The National Criminal Records Search, also referred to as the multi-jurisdictional database search, is used to locate potential records for the pet caregiver applicant that are then used to help direct county or state level searches. This search collects criminal records from a variety of state, county, and other proprietary sources. These source records are subject to availability, and subject to some federal and state reporting restrictions.

County Criminal Search - 

Past 7 Years

This is a search of publicly available county criminal records including felony, misdemeanor, and pending criminal records. This search is empowered by information found from the National Criminal Records Search or, in-conjunction with the SSN Trace and Address History search.  County records, make up the majority of criminal offenses, are available in all counties in all 50 states, and are located in county courthouses across the 3,200 counties in the US.  Some county searches may be returned the same day, others may take several days or more, depending on the search methodology.

National Sex 

Offender Registry Search

This search provides an instant, nationwide search of the Sex Offender Registries in all 50 states in the U.S., including Washington D.C., and other territories. The search returns the date of the registration, current status, and other information. This information is gathered in partnership with the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW).

Global Terrorist Watchlist Records Check

The Global Terrorist Watchlist Records Check identifies whether a person is listed on any domestic and/or international watchlists, like the FBI Most Wanted List, Inteperol’s Most Wanted List, Office of Inspector General’s list, European Union Consolidated List, Drug Enforcement Agency Fugitives List, government sanctions databases, and U.S. Terrorist List.

For more information and frequently asked questions about the trust and safety of the Wag! platform, please visit the Wag! Trust and Safety page.

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Vetty is a leader in Identity and Background Screening Solutions for scaling organizations and marketplaces. With Vetty, frictionless navigation and automation replace complex background screening processes and poor user experience. Applicants seamlessly engage through their reusable, updatable, and compliant Vetty Profiles. Vetty is known for its exceptional buying experiences, great customer service, and meaningful relationships.

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