DogVacay Fetches $6 Million From Benchmark Capital

DogVacay has raised $6 million in capital to build out a local marketplace providing in-home boarding services, a category being referred to as “Airbnb for dogs.” Benchmark Capital contributed to the company’s first round; previous investors include First Round Capital and the Los Angeles-based incubator Science. DogVacay is live in the U.S. and Canada and is looking to expand internationally; it may also add services like dog walking and training. Competitors include Rover.com.


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