The pandemic has brought flexibility to the forefront whether it be for work or living. This is no different for our dogs that have also had to adjust to our at-home and remote living lifestyles. Dogdrop is a flexible provider of dog care services that’s expanding nationwide to cater to the needs of dog owners. Rather than traditional dog daycare services, where you drop off Buster, for the traditional 9-5 workday, Dogdrop offers on-demand care with clients able to drop off without an appointment and for shorter periods, giving dog parents flexibility when juggling everything on their schedule and providing often much-needed socialization for the dogs. The company opened its first location in Downtown LA just before the pandemic hit our shores and is now poised to scale with a plan to franchise the model to new cities like Charlotte, Austin, Denver, and Salt Lake City as well as expand to new locations across LA. There is a range of pricing options spanning from pay-as-you-go ($10/hr,$40/day) to an unlimited option ($600); Dogdrop also monetizes with its own line of dog care products – wipes and poop bags. LA TechWatch caught up with Dogdrop CEO and Cofounder Shaina Denny to learn more about how her personal experience led to the company’s founding, strategic expansion plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Fuel Capital, Muse Capital, Animal Capital, Gaingels, The Helm, Mars PetCare and Garrett Smallwood.
49% of Americans added a pet to their family in the last year. This growth in demand has led to surging demand for animal hospitals, vets, and groomers. Modern Animal is a membership veterinary care platform that covers in-pet unlimited exams and 24/7 telecare, all for a nominal $100/pet/year. Treatments, diagnostics, vaccinations, and prescriptions are additional charges. The company opened its flagship clinic in West Hollywood last April that looks more like a high-end spa than a typical vet’s office last April. Modern Animal plans to open additional locations in Pasadena, Studio City, and Playa Vista this year to serve more local pet owners. LA TechWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Steven Eidelman to learn more about the experience of launching during the peak of the pandemic, the company’s future plans, and recent funding from investor that include True Ventures, Addition, Founders Fund, and Upfront Ventures.
Doting pet parents are increasingly becoming the norm and this year alone spending in the pet care industry is estimated to exceed $75B. Pet owners want the best for their pets and Jinx is the DTC pet wellness brand that wants your dog to be eating a balanced and wholesome diet. All of Jinx’s kibble is […]
The pet care industry is booming as pet owners, many of whom are millennials, are more attentive than ever, which can be seen in the popularity of brands like The Famer’s Dog . While pet food has benefitted from tremendous innovation, the veterinary industry has not adapted to today’s pet owner. Modern Animal has created the membership […]