4 New Pet Products Funded to the Tune of $770,000 on Kickstarter (pet startups)
A handful of new pet products have been successfully funded on Kickstarter this month.
Aimicat, a smart litter box, has raised a whopping $670,793 from 2,242 backers. The device has an infra-red sensor that detects when kitty is done with her business and then disposes the used litter into a separate tray. A filter and air system remove any odors.
Not sure the product is much different from the Litter Robot, but the initial pricing is lower. Wilsal, the company creating the box, has been working on the product for almost a year.
GoGoLeash bills itself as the world’s most advanced dog-walking and training tool. The device has an LED light, a built in water tank and poop bag dispenser, and can be used as a seatbelt in a vehicle.
The project has raised $26,636 from 428 backers, well above it’s $5,000 goal and it still has 43 days left until funding closes. The Delaware-based founders debuted the product at CES 2020.
Vapor EZ Lick is a foldable dog water bottle that lets pet owners hydrate their dogs while on-the-go. The bottle has a “lick-activated” cap designed specifically for dogs.
The project has raised $31,432 from 1,091 backers, more than 3 times its $10,000 target. The founder is Vapur Hydration, an Oxnard, California-based manufacturer of foldable water bottles.
The SideKick Hip Pack is a hiking pack designed for dog owners. In addition to the typical hip pack features (water bottle & cell phone pockets, carabiner, etc.), this pack has extra dog-friendly features: waste bags, leash loop,and a removable washable liner for treats and other smelly items.
The project has raised $41,619 from 502 backers, more than double its goal of $15,000.