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DogVacay, the Airbnb for dog sitting, just raised another $6 million to expand operations

Excerpt from BetaKit

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Better pet sitting isn’t disrupting any existing services. Instead it’s massively improving the existing ways people find trusted places to leave their animals.

— Samantha Shankman

The sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital.

DogVacay was co-founded by Aaron Hirschorn and his wife, who hosted well over 100 dogs before launching the service in March to get a handle on whether the concept would succeed as a business. Like Airbnb’s focus on transparency for those renting properties, the company places a great deal of emphasis on the quality of homes it approves as potential hosts for dogs.

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