Pet Tech Industry News

Wagz buys Petzila

Wagz, a New Hampshire-based manufacturer of several pet tech products, has acquired Petzila, a San Jose-based manufacturer of the Petzi treat cam.  Petzila was foreclosed upon by the contract manufacturer of the Petzi cams, Sigmatron International. As of June 6, the...

UK App Helps Users Find Ethical Dog Breeders

Tailwise, a London-based startup, is developing an app that will help prospective pet parents locate responsibly bred dogs. The company has secured a  £200,000 investment from angel investors and an investment fund.  The app sounds similar to Petfinder, BarkBuddy, and...

Rover Scores $155 Million

Rover, the Seattle-based dog sitter marketplace, announced it has secured $155 million in new funding from investors. This brings the total funding for Rover to $310 million. The Wall Street Journal pegged the company's valuation at $970 million - not quite unicorn...

Aibo Sales Pass 10,000 units

Sony announced that it has sold 11,111 units of it's Aibo robot dog in the first quarter of 2018.  Due to this greater-than-expected demand, Sony is considering boosting output for the robot. While the Aibo is currently only available in Japan, Sony is also...