Rover will use the funding to expand internationally, increase share of market for its on-demand walking service, enhance its core offerings and introduce new service adjacencies.
The grants were part of this year's Innovation Showdown, collaborative project with a goal to spark lifesaving creativity to help the animal welfare industry reduce the number of animals euthanized in this country.
Each of AKC Pet Care LLC’s recently acquired SPOT Canine Club will be transformed into industry-leading facilities, said company officials.
Global Pet Foods raised $208,230 during its "Show Us Your Heart" campaign.
Social influencer Lauren Riihimaki partnered with Pets First for a variety of pet products including leashes, collars, pet apparel and toys.
The 190,000 square foot distribution center currently employs more than 40 people and distributes Purina dog and cat food to retailers throughout the southeast region.
Petland has committed to sponsoring three graduates in 2018.
Under the arrangement, sales efforts will be divided based on retail channel, territory and customer preferences.
The weekend will include half-price dog washes, raffles, free refreshments, and adoption opportunities with local rescues and animal welfare organizations.
The contest intends to shine a light on dogs that were rescued but haven’t been adopted and still need loving homes.