“Do you know anyone whose pet plays a major role in their life or where they’re a central part of the family?” is the first thing entrepreneur Lisa Lavin asked me when we met earlier this week. Guilty!?!?
In mid 2012, Lavin aims to introduce an integrated hardware/ software telecommunications platform for owners of household pets — dogs and cats — to remotely connect and interact with their companions using an internet enabled device from anywhere in the world.
“We’re solving for the anxiety that pet owners face when they’re removed from one another. PetChatz is all about peace of mind. Imagine Skyping with your pet…the sights and sounds…plus the ability to provide a multi-sensory experience including smell and taste,” she says describing the vision.