But we're more than just an app.

We’re creating a movement towards a new world, where your pets will always be as welcome as you are. By joining Baxta, you and your pet are becoming a force for change. Together, with other Baxsters, you can review pet-friendly destinations, cafes and services, making the world more safe and friendly for pets. The strength of the Baxta community will mean more venues and services will step up to receive the Baxta seal of approval for pet-friendliness. Our 15,000 and growing listed businesses and venues is growing daily. Because we love pets as much as you do, we created an app to help care for our furry, finned and feathered friends. Dr Simone Maher, a leading Australian vet, will share tips with you to care for your pets, providing sensible evidence-based advice you can trust.

And we’re here to share those special moments only pet people understand. Post those cute moments that make your heart sing on your pet’s profile, for your own pet journal or to share with an audience of thousands. We’re on a mission to connect the global pet community and create a world free from animal cruelty. Join us!

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When Chris
met Daisy…

When Baxta founder Chris Russell adopted Daisy the Frug, it was love at first sight.

Chris wanted one app to get reliable advice, find pet-friendly places and share Daisy’s story with family and friends.

Why Baxta?

Naming our pet app was a bit like naming a pet… everyone had an opinion. It needed to be short and snappy, not too common, and easy to say in a hurry. Someone said Baxta. And it stuck. Baxta is a dog. A cat. A guinea pig. A horse. A kitten. A snake. A teacup pig. A cockatiel. A lizard. A purebred show pet. Or a bitsa you rescued. Baxta is the only app for all pets. And we can’t wait to meet you!

Meet the Team

We're a small team with big goals to connect the global pet community.

Chris Russell

With an extensive career in business behind him, Chris conceived the idea for Baxta when his dog Daisy first joined the family.

Millie Cooper

Advisory Board + Graphic / Web Designer
Millie is the mastermind behind the Baxta look and feel. Her modern design style demands attention – as does her dog Theo!

Louise Kelly

General Manager
Louise's expertise span from customer experience to brand development. As GM, she has a hand on every facet of the Baxta business.

Dr Simone Maher​

Veterinary Advisor
An expert in small animal practice and shelter medicine, Simone is passionate about educating people on pet and animal welfare.

Sarah Scaife

Product and Content Manager
With a diverse background in digital content marketing, Sarah is the storyteller behind the Baxta narrative.

Debbie Cummings

Brand Ambassador
Debbie finds our talented partners and owns the Baxta events that bring the community together, with Eddie the Pug by her side.

Jorja Cummings

Junior Brand Ambassador
Our youngest member of the Baxta team, Jorja's love of pets and animals shows the true potential of Baxta's impact.

Akash Shakya

Technical Lead
Akash, the tech talent responsible for Baxta's app development, is a big believer in our mission to fulfill the pet-lover's dream.

Isobel Walsh

SME Account Executive
Isobel believes the Baxta app is set to change all pet owners' lives.

Brooke Dalton

Sales and Partnerships Manager
Driving our charity partner program, Brooke is committed to making a difference to the animal and pet world alongside Baxta.

Corey Russell

Marketing and Operations Manager
Corey’s holistic business skills and relentless dedication to the cause make him the resident Baxta all-rounder.

Gabrielle Brough

Services and Operations
An animal lover and animal welfare enthusiast, Gabrielle is the systems-oriented gun who keeps the Baxta ecosystem in good shape.

Christie Lim

Social Paid and Influencer
Christie is Baxta’s high-achieving marketing creative whose unique way of thinking gives our social media and comms an edge of its own.

A big heart

Baxta is proud to support RSPCA Australia to promote animal care and protection. Our not-for-profit arm, Halo, partners with the Wayside Chapel to support people experiencing homelessness. Because we believe every pet, every animal, and every human matter.