Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FetchDog is a leading online destination for dog owners to shop, learn and socialize

What Company Is Offering:
FetchDog is a Portland, Maine based catalog, e-commerce, media and information company dedicated to serving the comprehensive needs of passionate dog owners.The company is widely known for its exceptionally broad and high quality dog supplies, its state-of-the-art e-commerce platform and catalog, its extensive on-line resources and blogs, and its charitable activities with shelters and other non-profit organizations.

How Much They Got From VCs:
FetchDog.com, a leading online destination for dog owners to shop, learn and socialize, announced that it has closed a $4 million round of funding led by Borealis Capital Partners and Harbor Light Capital Partners. In addition to its internet site, FetchDog publishes a popular catalog for dog supplies, a $35+ billion market in the United States. “With this funding, FetchDog.com will continue to dramatically expand the scope of its product and service offerings,” said David E. Shaw founder and chairman of the company, and founding CEO of IDEXX Laboratories and Ikaria Holdings.

Business Model:
“FetchDog.com’s unique combination of high quality merchandise, internet and catalog shopping, social networking, extensive online information and media resources has made it a favorite place for passionate dog owners. And there are more than 40 million dog owning households in the U.S. The enthusiastic response of our customers and partners has been very gratifying to the team, and demonstrates the power of our technologies and other capabilities.” Glenn Close, another founder and blogger on the site, adds “People’s love of dogs is highly motivational to everyone at FetchDog, and we take great pleasure in knowing that FetchDog impacts people’s lives in a very meaningful way. It’s also important to us that our work, including charitable shops, benefits dog rescue and adoption shelters and other non-profit organizations including those dealing with the training of service dogs.”

More at:www.fetchdog.com

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