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Last updated December 21, 2014

Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Feeder For Cats & Dogs

The Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Feeder is the new device that will feed your cat or dog wet food when you are not home.

Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Feeder For Cats & Dogs

The Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Feeder is the new device that will feed your cat or dog wet food when you are not home.

$11,122
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 17 2014 6:15 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 21, 2014

About

Dogs and Cats Love FRESH Wet Food!
Dogs and Cats Love FRESH Wet Food!

The Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Feeder Dispenses All National Brand Pet Foods:

  • Cat Food Brands: Whiskas, Fancy Feast Appetizers, Meow Mix, Nature’s Recipe, Grreat Choice, Wellness, Authority, and more. 
  • Dog Food Brands: Cesar, Nature’s Recipe, Blue Buffallo, Authority, Bil Jac, Wellness, Grreat Choice, and more.

The Catzenpup Automatic Feeder is the first and only feeder in the world to allow busy pet parents to feed their cat or dog wet food when they are at work, sleeping in, running errands, at the gym, picking up kids, or thousands of other things knowing that their pet will be fed a FRESH, newly opened wet food meal at the pet's required feeding time.  The Catzenpup feeder solves all of the following problems:

  • Pets typically prefer wet food

  • Dry food contains very little moisture, potentially leading to dehydration, dental problems, and jaw health issues

  • Open food sitting out could attract mice, pests, ants and more, creating infestation problems in homes where pets and owners reside

  • The quality of wet food begins to deteriorate the instant it is opened and may become unsafe for pet consumption the longer it sits out, 

  • Exposed wet food is susceptible to bacterial contamination and drying out

  • Many pet owners must use a costly cat or dog sitting service for $25 or more per visit to feed their pet when they are not home


The Catzenpup Automatic Pet Feeder solves all of these problems in an affordable, smart, and attractive patent pending device that gives pet parents the freedom to keep up with their busy lives, while still being a great parent. Feed them the wet food they love and deserve, even when you're not home!

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 Device Features

Simple and Easy to Use Food Loading System

‣ Audio and Visual Feeding Time Pet Notifications 

‣ Easy to Use, Simple User Interface

‣ Two Feeding Modes:  Programmable Scheduled Times or Countdown Timer Options

‣ Four Programmable Scheduled Feeding Times

‣ Portable and Battery Powered

‣ Additional Food Storage Compartment

‣ Low Battery Indicator

‣ Available AC Cord Power Option (cord sold separately).


The Catzenpup Automatic Wet Food Pet Feeder can bring peace of mind to pet parents around the globe. Now all we need is your help, as we are looking to raise $50,000 to manufacture the first batch of Catzenpups.


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ABOUT US

My name is Garrett, the creator of Catzenpup. My wife, Aimee, and I are pet parents to our 18 year old cat, Amber. Amber loves her Catzenpup feeder, as we’ve been feeding her twice daily at 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. using the prototypes I created for almost two years now. Having been a pet parent to Amber for 18 years, as well as growing up with four dogs, my love of pets is part of who I am at my core.

While these days I'm an individual inventor, I got my degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and worked over 10 years in product development engineering for companies like Honda and Cannondale, and at Industrial Design firms like Fitch, Bresslergroup, and Edge PDC.  I've worked engineering consumer, medical, military, commercial, and manufacturing products of all types, sizes, shapes, and technologies.  I also embarked on several entrepreneurial online and offline ventures, and have eight years of digital marketing and social media agency experience to support in bringing this product to market.  I have a unique knowledge of process, product, marketing, and management to launch this product beyond the working prototypes I built by hand to deliver for cat and dog owners everywhere.

I've been fortunate to enlist a great team, working with Sigma Design in New Jersey to design and engineer the product prototype, Annett Enterprises for drafting and submitting the patents, and Dice Media Labs for building our social media presence and engaging the vibrant and fun loving pet community online.  Of course my cat Amber is a huge part of the team, and we hope she will be the star spokescat for our product and brand. 

Catzenpup 3-D CAD Engineering Model Screenshot
Catzenpup 3-D CAD Engineering Model Screenshot

Risks and challenges

There are no major challenges or risks outside of a typical household consumer product development project. The features and design of the product are all known and widely available technologies. I have engineered and managed multiple products through development to manufacturing, so the known variances in timelines for delivery are minor.

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    SUPER THANKS FOREVER: Your help at any level brings the Catzenpup one step closer to a pet near you. For all backers at all levels, I'll put your name and a link for you, plus a picture of your fur baby on the Catzenpup website and I will keep you informed with all of the Catzenpup updates.

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    ON TOP OF IT SUPPORTER: A Pawesome Pet Guide and a 3-Step Pet Food Lid. Plus, all of the above. Free Shipping in the U.S.

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    NEW COMFY CAT OR DOG SLIPPERS REMIX!
    Get these cute and cozy cat or dog slippers to keep you warm all winter long while we work to get you your Catzenpup feeder for spring delivery! Choose from black cat slippers or one of four colors dog slippers - your choice! Free Shipping in the U.S.

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    EXTRA SUPER DUPER EARLY BIRD! Over half off the MSRP. Thanks for helping us get the ball rolling! For the Super Early Bird Special, receive one Catzenpup automatic feeder, plus updates and your name and link on the Catzenpup website. Free shipping in the U.S.

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    EARLY BIRD. Did you miss the super early bird? No worries! You can still get your paws on the awesome new feeder for almost 40% off the estimated full retail price. For the the Early Bird, receive one Catzenpup automatic feeder, plus updates and your name and link on the Catzenpup website. Free Shipping in the U.S.

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    KICKSTARTER DISCOUNTED PRICE. Get your very own Catzenpup automatic feeder, plus a Pawesome Pet Guide and a 3-Step Pet Food Lid, project updates and your name and link on the Catzenpup website. Free Shipping in the U.S.

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    DOUBLE FEEDER DISCOUNT PRICE. Get 2 Catzenpup automatic feeders, plus a Pawesome Pet Guide and a 3-Step Pet Food Lid, project updates and your name and link on the Catzenpup website. Free Shipping in the U.S.

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    10X SHELTER DISCOUNT PRICE. Are you fostering multiple furbabies? Are you a veterinarian or do you work at a shelter? This multi-unit reward level is for you and your organization. Never again wake at 3 a.m. for feedings, the Catzenpup automatic feeder will be there in your absence. We'll reach out for your address and get you a shipping estimate prior to the end of the campaign. (shipping not included)

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    COOLEST PARTY HOST: I will PERSONALLY come out to your hometown in full costume and man your bar, make balloon animals, walk your dog, clean the catbox, and feed your pets too! I make purrfect drinks and pets and kids love me. I'd love to meet you, and your pets, and thank you for your support in this campaign by making your next party the pawesomest ever. You also get two of the first Catzenpup feeders to roll off the final production line.

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    CEO INVENTOR MEET & GREET LUNCH. Think of it like having lunch with Warren Buffett, just with our CEO Garrett Wilson! He will provide expert consultation on any products, engineering, digital or social marketing, Kickstarter strategy you hope to launch, or discuss partnership opportunities with Catzenpup. Garrett will travel to your city, and of course pick up the lunch tab! You will also receive one of the very first Catzenpup Feeders produced. Travel/Shipping in USA will be covered by Garrett, international travel costs will be calculated separately after the campaign concludes.

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    NEW & IMPROVED SUPER EARLY BIRD REMIX! Over half off the MSRP. Thanks for helping us get the ball rolling! For the Super Early Bird Special, receive one Catzenpup automatic feeder, plus updates and your name and link on the Catzenpup website. Free shipping in the U.S.

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