A new venture fund for pet tech is being subsidized by Mars, the candy maker. Investing $100 million this new initiative aptly named the ‘Companion Fund’ is directed by Whistle, a GPS-based location firm [acquired by Mars in 2016] for $117 million.
When ‘acupuncture’ comes to mind, visions of needles may not only dance through your head, they might also make you wince at the idea of being pricked, poked and probed. The idea is sort of like the anticipation that builds just before a visit to the dentist.
There’s been a lot in the news of late about Delta Airlines literally tightening the leash on service dog requirements. In my post, “Comfort Animals Take To the Not So Friendly Skies,” I discussed the issue of “Fake Comfort Animals,” where pet owners sought to skirt paying full fare by claiming their furry friends were legitimate comfort dogs. But what about cruises? Are dogs allowed to cruise the high seas either as passengers or comfort dogs?