Time on variety of startups focused on pet owners and their pets
- Whistle, a $129 coin-shaped device that snaps onto a collar, is like Fitbit for pets. Owners can use it to monitor their dog’s activity remotely.
- App Swifto allows owners to book dog walkers and use GPS to track their location.
- DogVacay is a site that allows dog–also cat, rabbit and hedgehog–owners to find hosts across the country to take care of their pets while they’re on vacation.
- BarkBox’s $19 monthly subscription sends owners a mix of dog toys, treats and gadgets