DogVacay, a community marketplace that matches dog owners in need of boarding services with local pet-care providers has attracted investment from Andreessen Horowitz. The venture capital firm joins existing investors including First Round Capital, Science Inc, Ben Ling, Ted Rheingold, Quest Venture Partners, and Baroda Ventures which backed the company in March.
DogVacay, the community marketplace that matches dog owners in need of boarding services with amazing local pet-care providers, today announces that Andreessen Horowitz has joined existing investors including First Round Capital, Science Inc., Ben Ling, Ted Rheingold, Quest Venture Partners, and Baroda Ventures this past March.
Andreessen Horowitz’s investment comes in the wake of the company’s announcement that they are now available nationwide and throughout Canada. Since launching initially in Los Angeles and San Francisco less than four months ago, demand for DogVacay’s cage-free home dog boarding has skyrocketed with tens of thousands of users to date. DogVacay also provides a new source of income for dog lovers, giving people a secure way to make extra money doing what they love – hanging out with puppies!
“Having Andreessen Horowitz as ‘part of the pack’ gives us the incredible opportunity to leverage their deep domain knowledge in marketplace businesses from relevant investments like Airbnb. Perhaps most importantly, the company shares our love of dogs and the desire to offer a better alternative to current boarding options,” said Aaron Hirschhorn, co-founder and CEO of DogVacay.
DogVacay will use the new funding to accelerate its expansion into major cities across the US and Canada. DogVacay also recently won official selections in LA Demo Day and Startup Weekend, as well as the grand prize at Vator Splash LA earlier this month.
DogVacay is a community marketplace that provides a superior alternative to kennels. The service connects dog owners with experienced local sitters who watch the dogs in their own homes. So whether you want a one-bedroom apartment for your Chihuahua or a 10-acre ranch for your Greyhound, DogVacay provides the best host and environment for your dog. Users can make reservations for their pets with confidence and peace of mind – The DogVacay Guarantee includes insurance, emergency veterinary care, concierge customer service, and photo updates of your dog’s vacay. The service is currently available across the US and Canada.