DogVacay Raises $15M

DogVacay, the online peer-to-peer marketplace for pet sitting services headed by Aaron Hirschhorn, has scored $15M in a Series B funding round, the company said this morning. The Los Angeles company said that the new round was led by Foundation Capital, and also included Benchmark and First Round Capital, along with new investors DAG Ventures and Sherpa Ventures. According to DogVacay, the new funding will help it invest in customer service offerings and to expand its pet care services. DogVacay's online service lets pet owners find other people willing to watch their pets, so that they don't have to send them to an impersonal dog kennel. The new funding brings DogVacay's total funding to $22M. DogVacay says it has seen hundreds of thousands of dog overnights booked on its site, and now has 10,000 hosts on the service. The site originally grew out of the experience of husband and wife team Aaron Hirschhorn and Karine Nissim Hirschhorn and their own side business petsitting dogs. More information »