Dogs

Google Photos gets more pet-friendly

If you’re a pet owner who uses Google Photos, you’ve probably typed in “dog” or “cat” before in order to surface photos of your furry pal – like anytime someo

Waggit launches a smart collar to track your pup’s health

Waggit, a smart collar for dogs, aims to help improve your pup’s quality of life and help humans better care for their dog companions. Like other smart dog collars — think Whistle, which s

Yahoo’s former VP of Mobile launches YaDoggie, a dog wellness startup

Having successfully founded and exited a couple of software companies, Tomfoolery (sold to Yahoo) and Rally Up (sold to AOL), Sol Lipman has made his move into dog wellness with the launch of YaDoggie

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closi

Dog Parker, because even your dogs deserve a smart home

Everyone says that dogs are a huge responsibility, but it’s hard to feel the weight of that responsibility until you own one. Dog Parker, a new startup out of ERA, is looking to take out some of

Ollie raises $4.4M to become the Sprig of dog food

Chicken, peas, beef, sweet potatoes and blueberries, the stuff of $40 meals in places like Hayes Valley and Greenwich Village — and starting today, also the stuff of dog food. Ollie, a new startup

Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

The Brazilian Airbnb for pet-sitting, DogHero, has raised $3.1 million in financing as pet care spending in Brazil starts to take bigger and bigger bites out of consumers’ wallets. Brazil alre

Casper makes dog beds now

110 protoypes, 460 hours of lab testing and 11 months of sleep studies later, Casper is ready to starting shipping out dog beds. The mail order mattress startup that is almost single-handedly proppin

Furbo is a dog camera that lets you share treats remotely

Furbo, created by startup Tomofun, gives owners a new way to interact with their dogs while away from home. The camera allows you to keep an eye on your dog, with two-way audio so that you can also ta

Together, we can make this auto-Facebooking camera harness for dogs a reality

The problem with Facebook isn't the amount of pictures of dogs, it's the lack of pictures by dogs. Finally someone is addressing this scourge — unfortunately, it's an ad agency. So this isn't a spon

Whistle’s ‘Fitbit for dogs’ acquired by Mars Petcare

Whistle, the “Fitbit for dogs,” has found a home at Mars Petcare, TechCrunch has learned. The maker of Snickers and M&M’s also has a large pet division and has plans to integrate Whist

Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)

Even Microsoft’s new image recognition app has no idea what kind of dog I have. Oh well! If you don’t own a mixed-breed mutt saved from the kill shelter, however, you might have fun with

3D-Printed Wheels Give Bubbles Her Mobility Back

Another day, another cute dog with a new lease on life thanks to 3D-printed wheels. Today we meet Bubbles, a Dachshund born without front legs. Her owner, Trevor Byers, noticed she was missing her leg

Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Another day, another animal given a new lease on life thanks to 3D printing. This time it’s Derby, a dog born with deformed legs who, with the help of some folks at 3DSystems, now runs alongside

Bark & Co. Debuts Its First E-Commerce Site With Doggie Destination BarkShop

Bark & Co., the company behind a series of doggie-themed services, including subscription-based goodie boxes (BarkBox), vets-on-demand (BarkCare, on hold), a content site (BarkPost), and mobile ap

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 capt

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 close

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 tem

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 in

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 frien
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