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  • Peer-To-Peer Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Launches Daycare

    Peer-To-Peer Pet Boarding Marketplace DogVacay Launches Daycare

    Have you ever seen a home security video of what dogs do when their owners go to work? I like to imagine that they chill out and celebrate like teenagers whose parents are away, but that’s not usually the case. They typically either mope in the same spot for hours, or anxiously stare at the door waiting for their owner to come home (on special days, this all might be punctuated by… Read More

  • DogVacay's Yappy Hour | SXSW 2015

    DogVacay And Whistle Founders Talk Pet Tech Startups

    I’ve already posted one interview from last weekend’s Yappy Hour event at South by Southwest — my interview with Courtney Dasher, owner of Instagram star Tuna Melts My Heart. But I wasn’t just there to talk about dogs that are big on social media. I also spoke to Aaron Hirschhorn, co-founder and CEO of dog-sitting marketplace DogVacay, and Ben Jacobs, co-founder and CEO… Read More

  • DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

    DogVacay has just raised $25 million in Series B1 funding, according to a report from Fortune. DogVacay confirmed the funding to TechCrunch. The company, which provides a service to replace kennels for dog owners, has been operating since 2012 and has now raised a total of $47 million. One year and one month ago exactly, in October 2013, DogVacay raised a $15 million Series B led by… Read More

  • The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

    The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

    DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Round Capital, Science, Baroda, Quest, most recently Andreessen Horowitz. Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is joining DogVacay’s board of directors. 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

  • A Whole New Meaning For Dog House: Spotwag Uses Your Social Graph To Find Petsitters

    A Whole New Meaning For Dog House: Spotwag Uses Your Social Graph To Find Petsitters

    I love my two cats Pepper and Magic and kind of think of them like two extra children and definitely part of the family. I also travel a lot — sometimes on my own, more often with my husband and two (human) kids. So this company launching today is right up my alley, and chances are you if you live in one of the 72.9 million households (63 percent of homes) in the U.S. with pets you… Read More

  • Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

    Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

    As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always prefer to have a dog sitter at an actual home (or at my own home) take care of my pet to ensure one-on-one care. The difficulty is actually finding dog lovers who want to babysit for dogs in… Read More