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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
If you're like us, then no matter where you go, they go. For those of us that regularly travel with our dog's or those seeking that extra peace of mind while they're away, let us introduce to you Pup Alert: A mobile-smart dog temperature monitor.
Pup Alert is a sophisticated, mobile-smart dog temperature monitoring device that syncs with our customizable app to send you real-time updates of your dog’s specific temperature needs. This gives you the peace of mind that they are being individually monitored and safe at all times, even when you are away. Through our breed specific technology, Pup Alert makes advanced split second decisions as to when you should be receiving notifications for your dog’s temperature sensitivities. The device’s versatile design includes battery power and is connected to cellular network, to not only allow endless ways to place it but also no more worrying about WIFI restraints or power outages. Pup Alert takes connecting you with your best friend to a whole new level.
When you can properly monitor your dog’s surroundings to maximize their comfort levels, exercise times, adventure preferences and travel safety, being a mindful guardian becomes a stress-free breeze. Pup Alert gives your dog the voice they deserve which gives you the knowledge you deserve to take the absolute best care of them each and everyday, no matter the situation. Never worry about leaving your pup behind again, simply place it, connect it and go.
Pup Alert comes complete with the Pup Alert device, charging cable, and of course, the customizable Pup Alert app. Free to download off iTunes or the Google Play store.
Our mission is to create connected devices and platforms to give pets their voice, a voice that deserves to be heard. Through innovation and customization, we want to help connect people with their unique best friends on a level that eliminates worry, questioning and doubt. By knowing your pet’s specific needs this gives you the confidence that they are always happy, healthy and heard.
Traveling for that summer camping adventure across the states? Turn on Pup Alert while your in route to make sure Fido is comfortable in the backseat.
Are you crating your partner after the big hunt? Are you traveling with your best pal? Do you want peace of mind about your dog while you're away? Just place, connect and go! Learn how quickly temperature can affect your dog. By knowing the effects you can put the necessary precautions in place for your best pal.
As long as there is cellular service, you've got your dog's best interest in mind.
No matter where you are you will receive notifications when the temperatures surrounding your dog become dangerous.
With Pup Alert's thick casing a drop here or there isn't going to affect the functionality. We've made this monitor clumsy proof! Pup Alert is also water resistant, so splashing water, falling rain drops or slobbery kisses are welcome.
Are you a one breed, multiple breed, mix breed or who knows what kind of breed lover? No matter what kind of breed Fido is, Pup Alert's breed specific technology is engineered with your dog's specific temperature sensitivities in mind.
What happen's if you can't get to Fido when temperatures are becoming dangerous? Enter multiple emergency contacts that can receive SMS messaging and push notifications, with the Pup Alert app, when temperatures become life-threatening for FIdo.
Run on battery life for up to 5 days, or plug in to any outlet and you're connected.
The Pup Alert app is free to download from iTunes or the Google Play store and allows you to monitor the ambient temperature around your dog in real time. Recieve heat and cold related notifications when they become dangerous for Fido.
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For safety and security reasons Pup Alert is built on a closed source platform. Technical support provided by Pup Alert tech team on a per customer basis.
Thank you to all of the Pup Alert partners and supporters. Pup Alert would not be possible without the support you have given us!
Dr. Chase Marr - Denver, Veterinarian. Full Interview
Bev Brinson & Joey: Agility - Dog Trainer. Full interview.
Jessi: Amazing supporter. Full interview.
Beautiful Colorado dog park. Full interviews.
George, Shar and how they feel about having a dog temperature monitor - Full Interview
Risks and challenges
Pup Alert uses existing, off the shelf technology, making the certification and development risks low. Our experienced engineer and design team have already developed a few working prototypes, which perform extremely well. We are continually testing and perfecting the technology. We are confident that we can deliver Pup Alert in production. We have manufacturing, operations, technical support and logistics in place and ready to go. The funding raised on Kickstarter will be used for production and manufacturing of the mobile-smart dog temperature monitor.
"My Pup Is At Home Alone"
In the event you are away from home or are unconscious, the pet emergency care card has all the necessary information a first responder would need to ensure the safety and care of your pet. Information would include your name, number address, pet name (along with any special needs), and any emergency contact information.
Love the idea but don't have a use for one? Give a Pup Alert to a local animal shelter for their open air kennels (Shelters part of the iheartdogs.com feed a shelter pet foundation). A special 20% off retail rate for donating.
Love Pup Alert and want to share with a sponsored local animal shelter? For every one Pup Alert you support, you also can give one to a locally sponsored animal shelter by iheartdogs.com. $80 for the Get, $60 for the give.
Pup Alert is great for pups who are housed in open air kennels. Lets keep our best eyes on them by becoming a part of the Kickstarter special of 20 donated Pup Alert's to a sponsored animal shelter by iheartdogs.com.
In addition to the Bark @ the Bone Pup Alert Package + Pet Emergency Card, this reward includes spending a day with the pawsome Pup Alert creator's Chelsea, Liz, Shenanigan, Leonidas, and Remington. See and experience behind the scenes of what it takes to bring Pup Alert to fruition. You'll also get lunch on us and a dog day afternoon filled with many smiles, adventures and the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. You are responsible for transportation to Denver, CO and accommodations. The Rocky Mountains await you.