The name of the Benchmark Capital general partner who is joining DogVacay's board was incorrect. It is Bill Gurley.
Benchmark Capital puts money down on the site known as an Airbnb for dogs. Since its started in March, DogVacay has paid out $1 million to its growing fleet of hosts.
Startup gets additional funding to expand its service that matches dogs whose owners are away with people willing to board them.
Offering convenient and cheaper ways to access tailored services like ordering a private car, renting out a vacation home, or running personal errands, the "concierge economy" rose to a new level in 2012.
Aimed at gathering data to help track and improve a dog's health, the wireless tracking device lands in PetSmart stores next week. And there's now an Android version of the app.
A concept dog bone uses the sound of your voice and your smell to ease the mind and spirit of dogs with separation anxiety.