Dog B&B Rover.com Digs Up $3.4M
Canine boarder market could be worth more than $6B
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2012 5:52 AM CDT
Rover.com has raised $3.4 million for an Airbnb-type service for boarding dogs.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) Rover.com, the online alternative for dog-boarding, has picked up $3.4 million in funding, reports All Things D. Rover has been compared to Airbnb, although Rover's latest round of funding looks pretty tame in comparison to the $112 million Airbnb picked up last July. But with just nine employees and what its CEO claims is a potential market of $6.5 billion annually, Rover's potential is making a lot of analysts sit up and take notice.