The acquisition of Urbanhound will offer an even richer resource for passionate dog owners.
Portland, Maine (PRWEB) November 27, 2009
FetchDog, a leading online destination for dog lovers that provides quality dog supplies and expert information, announced today that it has come to the rescue of Urbanhound: The City Dog's Ultimate Survival Guide, the popular online network for dog owners founded in 2000 by Vanity Fair contributing editor Nina Munk and which had closed its Web site in late September. "The acquisition of Urbanhound will offer an even richer resource for passionate dog owners," said Benjamin Shaw, a FetchDog Co-Founder. "Urbanhound is a great brand with a devoted community of dog lovers. The quality and credibility of Urbanhound's content are perfectly suited to FetchDog's goal of becoming the favorite online resource for the more than 40 million dog-owning households in the U.S.”
Urbanhound, which offers local guides and practical advice to the canine community, currently serves three U.S. markets – New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. FetchDog plans to gradually expand and improve Urbanhound.com, even while retaining the site's original look and feel. "We're thrilled to have FetchDog as a partner," said Cheyne Munk Beys, Urbanhound's director of marketing and business development. "They have the knowhow and the resources to make Urbanhound an even greater resource for dog owners – and aspiring dog owners.”
FetchDog is sponsoring a “Great Ideas Contest” on Urbanhound.com to encourage the Urbanhound community to send in suggestions to make the site even more useful for dog owners. The best idea will win a $500 FetchDog.com gift certificate, and runner-ups will receive a goodie bag of toys and treats.
FetchDog is a Portland, Maine based catalog, e-commerce, media and information company dedicated to serving the comprehensive needs of passionate dog owners. The company is widely known for its exceptionally broad and high quality dog supplies, including dog beds and dog gates, its state-of-the-art e-commerce platform and catalog, its extensive on-line resources and blogs, and its charitable activities with shelters and other non-profit organizations. For more information please visit http://www.fetchdog.com.
Founded in 2000 by journalist Nina Munk, Urbanhound is regarded as the definitive online network for canine households in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. Urbanhound's experts—a veterinarian, an animal-rights lawyer and a dog trainer—help dog owners solve problems efficiently and intelligently. Urbanhound is a community where dog owners can meet, exchange ideas and discuss canine concerns. The website's "Hound Health" veterinary channel was spun off in the form of a book titled "The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook" (Workman Publishing, 2009). For more information, please visit http://www.urbanhound.com.