dogvacay

  • DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    DogVacay inches toward profitability with pet-sitting business

    Known as an “Airbnb for dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay has spent almost five years building a robust dog-sitting business. Betting that owners were looking for better solutions for boarding their pets, DogVacay created a platform that made it easier to find and book affordable care. From overnight stays to dog walking, DogVacay offers a range of services in regions throughout… Read More

  • Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

    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 already accounts for $8.16 billion in global spending for pets, according to Brazilian pet care association Abinpet. And the country’s pet-owners are beginning to open their wallets for more… Read More

  • DogVacay’s Aaron Hirschhorn on how founders can control the relationship with VCs Crunch Network

    DogVacay’s Aaron Hirschhorn on how founders can control the relationship with VCs

    Fundraising is a game of competition. VCs compete against other VCs to fund the latest startups. Startups compete with other startups to attain funding from the brand name VCs. So, to be successful fundraising, “the founder must create a competitive process between VCs,” according to Aaron Hirschhorn, the founder of DogVacay, in our latest interview Read More

  • TC Cribs: DogVacay’s Fur-ociously Cute Office HQ

    This week’s Cribs episode takes us to the pup-friendly headquarters of peer-to-peer dog sitting platform DogVacay. Sometimes referred to as “the Airbnb for dogs,” DogVacay’s office space is next to where Hollywood produces many of the industries blockbuster hits in Santa Monica, California. The office dog is a now a part of many office environments, but it’s… Read More

  • 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