DogVacay Names COO, Bolsters Board

Santa Monica-based online pet sitting marketplace DogVacay said Monday that it has named Deborah Sharkey as the company's n ew Chief Operating Officer. Sharkey was most recently VP of Local Marketplaces at eBay, where she had spent more than a decade. The company also said it has added Jason Finger and Bob Antin to its board; Finger is at Oxygen Capital, and Antin is the Chairman and CEO of pet health care services provider VCA. DogVacay operates an online service and marketplace, which connects pet owners with pet sitters; the company offers up both services for dogs and cats, after a recent expansion of its services. DogVacay also just launched a service to connect users to doggie daycare.