Washington's iCPooch crowdfunds remote treat dispenser and pet facetime device

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 03, 2014 11:46 AM EST

iCPooch is currently raising $20,000 on Kickstarter to send the prototype of its remote pet care device to production stage. The iCPooch device allows dog owners to send treats and conduct facetime with their dogs when they're not at home, according to TechCrunch.

The device was invented by 14-year-old Brooke Martin. Her dad is the founder and Chief Operating Officer of the remote pet care startup. Martin thought of iCPooch when their family dog suffered from separation anxiety because everyone had less time to spend at home. She came up with the idea of maintaining contact with their dog even when she was out, the report explained.

The family startup wants to raise $20,000 through the crowdfunding campaign by March 4 to launch iCPooch to the market. The estimated shipment date of the device is this May, the report detailed.

Early investors can take the device home for $99. The said price does not include the smartphone of tablet needed for the two-way communication with dogs left at home, TechCrunch reported.

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