Pampered pets make for great startup customers

Barkbus has been able to expand from two to 55 vans since 2017 because, well, we love our pets.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 26, 2023
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Man’s best friend may be getting a new best friend — and it’s AI?

Companion is a smart device billing itself as “your dog’s automated, always-available playmate.”

Ben Berkley • May 2, 2023

Can machine learning help us talk to pets?

Scientists are using machine learning algorithms to analyze communication patterns in animals.

Rob Litterst • September 14, 2022

Looking for your next gig? Have you considered pet-sitting?

Pet-sitting is becoming big business after a rise in pet adoptions during the pandemic and a return to travel for many owners.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 20, 2021

Meowijuana wants to get your cat high

Meowijuana is a startup that wants to get your cat high - with catnip packaged like weed.

Sara Friedman • October 15, 2021

Chewy’s plan to keep up with hungry cats and dogs

Chewy is opening new automated fulfillment centers to keep up with demand amid labor shortages.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 16, 2021

How a $700m startup plans to help dogs live longer

The Boyko brothers DNA tested village dogs around the world to learn about the history of the domesticated dog. Now they want to help your dog live longer.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 3, 2021

Delivery dogs to the rescue: the 4-legged friends of socially distant shopping

A few companies and extra neighborly types are enlisting their pups to help with deliveries.

Nick DeSantis • April 8, 2020
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The dark side of dog food

We spoil our pets with name-brand toys, beautiful beds, and the finest collars cash can buy. Yet, when it comes to what’s for dinner, we’ve been misled into feeding them food that’s far less healthy than we think. Join us as we get to the bottom of how this all got started and why it needs to end.

Bobby Durben • March 18, 2020

Don’t buy that bulldog! The ‘puppy scam’ dashes the dreams of 10k dog lovers

Thousands of wannabe dog owners have fallen for the internet’s latest fraudulent gimmick: the ‘puppy scam.’

Conor Grant • January 10, 2019

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