Dogs

  • BarkCam, BarkBox’s Instagram For Dogs, Is Now Available

    BarkCam, BarkBox’s Instagram For Dogs, Is Now Available

    Instagram is the Instagram for dogs in many ways, but BarkBox thinks it doesn’t go quite far enough. The company’s new app is BarkCam, an iOS title available now and designed to make it easier to capture and enhancify your doggy pictures. Why is the app better than Instagram for dog pics specifically? BarkBox says it’s because it can automatically play sounds that catch… Read More

  • Doggie-Focused Bark & Co. (BarkBox) Raises $15 Million Series B

    Doggie-Focused Bark & Co. (BarkBox) Raises $15 Million Series B

    Bark & Co., the doggie-themed technology company best known for its dog treat-delivering subscription business BarkBox, and more recently, its vet care-on-demand service BarkCare, has just closed on 15 million in Series B funding. The company raised $10 million in inside round led by previous investor Resolute.vc, along with RRE, BoxGroup, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media… Read More

  • BarkBuddy Is A Tinder For Dogs

    BarkBuddy Is A Tinder For Dogs

    Like many dog lovers and potential new dog owners, when it came time to adopt a new pet, my first stop was not the pound, but the Internet. I read about the various dog breeds and their respective temperaments, and I visited the websites of local shelters to see what kind of dogs were currently available. Now, a new mobile application called BarkBuddy has launched to make the dog adoption… Read More

  • Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C

    Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C

    Rover, the Seattle-based online community that connects dog owners with in-home sitters, is today announcing $12 million in Series C funding, in a round led by new investor Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group, Foundry Group, and Petco (yes, the retailer) also participated. The company has raised nearly $25 million to date. The new funding also sees Menlo’s Sunil… Read More

  • Whistle's Activity Tracker For Dogs

    One Week With Whistle’s New Activity Tracker For Dogs

    Considering we humans now have a slew of gadgets, apps and products at our disposal that allow us to track and monitor our health and daily activity, it was only a matter of time before our best friends got one of their own. Last summer, we introduced you to Whistle, a newly-launched startup on a mission to bring Fitbit-style activity trackers to the wagging tails of the canine community. Read More

  • PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

    PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

    Having your dog or cat run away is pretty traumatic. And even if somebody finds your furry friend, they might not know where to find you. If your pet ends up in a shelter, chances are high that it will be euthanized, so Philip Rooyakkers, the CEO of PiP – The Pet Recognition Company, decided to see if he and his team could use facial recognition instead of tags to more easily report and… Read More

  • PetziConnect Is A Wireless Camera & Treat Disher For Dog Owners To Remotely Pet Fido

    PetziConnect Is A Wireless Camera & Treat Disher For Dog Owners To Remotely Pet Fido

    Connected gizmos for dogs are having a moment, thanks to the likes of FitBark and other canine activity trackers. But here’s a connected gadget designed for dog owners to interact with their pet, rather than keep tabs on its health. Indeed, overuse of the PetziConnect’s treat dispenser feature may require some kind of health monitoring tech so push the treat button with caution. Read More

  • iFetch Is The Perfect Balm To Soothe The Conscience Of The Lazy Dog Owner

    iFetch Is The Perfect Balm To Soothe The Conscience Of The Lazy Dog Owner

    A new Kickstarter project takes all the work out of playing fetch with your dog, replacing your throwing arm with a nifty gizmo and keeping your hands drool-free. It’s essentially a more basic pitching machine that requires no human intervention, but the iFetch looks like an incredibly useful tool for the play-obsessed pup, so long as it can learn the necessary trick to get the cycle… Read More

  • On A Mission To Build The Next Big Pet Brand, Whistle Launches A $99 Fitbit (And Health Monitor) For Pooches

    On A Mission To Build The Next Big Pet Brand, Whistle Launches A $99 Fitbit (And Health Monitor) For Pooches

    Yes, it’s become exceedingly clear that the Internet has entered into a prodigious, lascivious (and hilarious) relationship with cats. But, at the end of the day, when it comes to the title of “Man/Woman/Child’s Best Friend,” it’s the friendly neighborhood pooch that takes the cake. In my own experience, even when The World thinks you’re an idiot, life gets… Read More

  • BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

    BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

    BarkBox, the subscription-based service that sends pet owners a box of goodies on a monthly basis, has launched a companion mobile application. The app isn’t merely a mini version of the online service, but is meant to compliment Barbox.com by offering unique features like the ability to buy individual items, rate and revies the items in your current box, buy gift subscriptions, read… Read More

  • DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Place For All Pet Services

    DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Place For All Pet Services

    DogVacay launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs — offering owners an alternative to soul-less kennels and expensive dog sitting services for when they need to leave town and leave their pooches behind. Since then, the service has picked up some traction with users tripling every month since launch, and to continue its growth, it’s adding another VC to its list of backers. Read More

  • Pawsley Aims to Become the Facebook, And Groupon, For Dogs

    Pawsley Aims to Become the Facebook, And Groupon, For Dogs

    Dog lovers, this one’s for you. According to the Humane Society, there are 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States, and nearly 40 percent of households own at least one dog. And all of them are TechCrunch readers. Obviously, this is a fairly sizable demographic — just imagine if they could vote. Though these high numbers may not be surprising to the canine-inclined, what may… Read More

  • Video: Meet G-Dog, Japan's Most Advanced Robotic Dog

    Video: Meet G-Dog, Japan's Most Advanced Robotic Dog

    We reported about G-Dog, a robotic dog developed by Japanese robot venture HPI, for the first time back in November 2008. G-Dog is actually on sale now, even has an English website and was recently captured on video by our friends over at DigInfo News in Tokyo. And the video embedded below shows the robot is able to pull off some pretty impressive moves. Read More

  • CrunchGear celebrates National Scoop the Poop week with a Dog-e-Minder giveaway!

    CrunchGear celebrates National Scoop the Poop week with a Dog-e-Minder giveaway!

    It’s a fact that if we weren’t all so busy blogging about technology that we’d all be busy blogging about dogs. We love dogs! All of you folks out there without dogs are normally deprived of the joy and pleasure associated with dog ownership, but thankfully April 24-30 is <national Scoop the Poop week! This allows everyone to enjoy dogs! And to help you celebrate… Read More

  • Dog high chair

    Dog high chair

    Grabble grabble grabble! GORF GRABBLE! Satisfying a mutual desire for companionship, this high chair permits your dog or cat to accompany you at the dinner table. The high chair clips securely to tables up to 2″ thick and its height adjusts without tools to elevate your pet to near eye level. Grabble grabble! Product Page! Strange woman who lives alone! Ford to City: Drop Dead! Read More

  • Dog barks, gets sprayed by own collar

    Dog barks, gets sprayed by own collar

    I’m getting this for my dog. He’s soooo dramatic. He hears people screaming, he barks. He hears a gunshot, he barks. He hears explosions, well you get the idea. Read More

  • Bark4Beer: Dog collar with bottle opener

    Bark4Beer: Dog collar with bottle opener

    If you have a dog and you’ve thrown a party, you know that dogs generally add a bit of fun to the mix at the beginning of the party but by the end, they’ve mostly eaten food off the coffee table, scared the bejesus out of the three guests who have an irrational fear of dogs, and had a few “accidents” in high-traffic areas like hallways and doorways. Read More

  • PooTrap: For people who shouldn't own dogs in the first place

    PooTrap: For people who shouldn't own dogs in the first place

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No. This is the PooTrap, an elaborate apparatus that you strap to your dog. It holds a bag in place right about where the you-know-what comes out of the you-know-where. It costs between $30 and $40 depending on the size of your dog. Read More

  • Dog? Check. Laptop? Check. Both in the same bag? Check.

    Dog? Check. Laptop? Check. Both in the same bag? Check.

    I suppose that if you insist on being one of those people who carries your pet around in a backpack or purse, you might as well kill two birds with one stone (unless you’re a bird lover) and get a bag that holds your laptop too. Read More

  • Show the world you mean business with weiner dog ear buds

    Show the world you mean business with weiner dog ear buds

    Do you love weiner dogs? Like REALLY love them? Don’t just say you love them to impress the internet. Read More