Shalom Life | August 08, 2014

Israel's Top Ten Furry Innovations

When the Startup Nation turns its eyes to pets

By: Rachel Dinh, NoCamels

Published: August 4th, 2014 in Business » Israel

Israel's Top Ten Furry Innovations

If you’re a pet owner then you know that there is one universal truth: pets aren’t animals, they’re family! And Israelis are no exception, extending their technological life hacks to their furry, four-legged friends. From VIP treatment for flying pooches to high tech pooper-scoopers, check out these innovative pet-friendly products, born and bred by Israeli innovators, that will leave your tail wagging!

Cat2See
Top 10 Furry Innovations: When The Startup Nation Turns Its Eyes To Pets

Cats are the kings of the pet jungle. At least that’s what Gilad Gelfand thinks, the developer of Cat2See, the newest feline innovation which keeps cats happily occupied at home. Designed to allow owners to play with, watch, and feed their cats remotely, Ca2See combines a robotic toy fishing line with a mobile/web controlled webcam and an automatic feeder. Cat2See also features a social network so fellow cat owners and lovers can connect with one another. The company has completed testing the game-webcam-feeder in 450 cat-loving Israeli households and plans to start manufacturing in early August. Cat2See expects to begin shipping in September, with pre-orders already coming in for this feline fun station from Canada, United States, Colombia, New Zealand, Brazil and more!

Petbnb
Top 10 Furry Innovations: When The Startup Nation Turns Its Eyes To Pets

Say goodbye to cages and kennels, and hello to Petbnb – the animal version of the popular lodgings service for travelers Airbnb. Petbnb is a service that pairs pet owners with caretakers who can watch their pets when they leave town. Petbnb, which includes full insurance coverage, is significantly cheaper than conventional boarding and allows owners to leave specific instructions for the care of their precious pooches. Petbnb also updates owners by sending them a picture of their pet every day! The site was recently named by “Forbes” as one of 25 Israeli startups to watch in 2014. Pet owners – it’s time to take that vacation you’ve been putting off.

Ashpoopie

Top 10 Furry Innovations: When The Startup Nation Turns Its Eyes To Pets

This novel pooper-scooper from Ramat Gan-based company Paulee Clean Tech gathers dog droppings and turns them into odorless, sterile powder within seconds. The Ashpoopie encloses the droppings, incinerates it, and you guessed it – turns it into ash! Despite its funky name, this eco-friendly invention aims to reduce landfill waste and plastic bags. Using a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers behind Ashpoopie hope to develop human applications for their technology in the developing world, where people still lack access to indoor plumbing and sanitation services.

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