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Pawscout receives $3 million in latest funding round

Pawscout, a social network for pets, is receiving $3 million in seed funding to empower pet owners and lovers to cultivate stronger and safer neighborhoods for pets. The funding round was led by Leadout Capital.

This additional capital will help Pawscout continue to create fun and safe neighborhoods for pets through the U.S. by giving  users tools to safeguard their pets and to quickly rally the aid of their community if the worst happens and their pet goes missing, said Andrea Chavez, founder of Pawscout. The company has already helped reunite more than 4700 lost pets with their people.

The free Pawscout App empowers pet owners and lovers to create medical and behavioral profiles for their pets, coordinate search and rescue, meet for playdates, swap tips, and generally engage with their local community over everything pets: all in real time.

Pawscout’s companion pet tag (The Smarter Pet Tag) debuted in retail last year and has sold more than 250,000 units in leading retailers across the United States and Canada including Walmart, Pet Valu, Canadian Tire, Pet Supermarket, Kroger, Publix and more.

The Pawscout Tag merges Bluetooth connectivity, a rich smartphone app, and a cloud service to build engagement among pet-passionate people who enjoy features like community pet-finding, outdoor virtual leash, walk-tracking, thousands of pet-friendly locations and pet hazards, and a rich digital profile with critical health and behavioral information.

For more information about this news, visit www.pawscout.com.

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