SOURCE: Dogster

May 01, 2007 07:30 ET

Dogster Inc. Pet Population Jumps Past the 400,000 Mark

Website Launches the First RSS Feeds Dedicated to the Pet Food Recall

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Dogster Inc., the fun-loving, pet-loving architects behind the Dogster.com and Catster.com online communities, today announced that its number of pet-loving members has exceeded 400,000 -- continuing the sites' runs as the fastest growing pet-focused online destinations. In the month of April alone, the sites gained a record 45,000 members. Realizing its commitment to the animal community, Dogster Inc. today also announced that it has implemented the world's first RSS feeds dedicated to the pet food recall -- designed to keep the community informed of the latest developments in the Menu Foods ordeal and to serve as a resource for future recalls and related news.

The Pet Food Recall Alerts RSS feed (http://dogblog.dogster.com/category/recalls/feed) focuses on breaking news on the pet food recalls and The Pet Food Recall News RSS feed (http://dogblog.dogster.com/category/recall-news/feed) will provide information and commentary on the pet food recall that is less time-sensitive in nature.

Users can subscribe to one or both RSS Feeds from Dogster's Pet Food Recall Resource Page (www.dogster.com/pet_food_recall). Here, they will also be able to view Dogster's DogBlog written by intrepid blogger Joy Ward, and find links to other organizations, including government-related agencies, that have pertinent information or are taking action related to the pet food recall.

"Clearly, the pet food recall has been, and continues to be, an issue of great concern for us and the pet-loving community," said Founder and CEO Ted Rheingold.

In addition to the pet food recall reaction and the surge in membership, Dogster Inc. has also achieved a few other major milestones:

--  More than 2 million dog and cat photos have been uploaded
--  15 million distinct friend-to-friend connections have been made
--  More than 9,100 member-established, member-driven Dogster and Catster
    Groups have been created
--  Growing at a rate of one new registrant every 2 minutes
    
"We are delighted by Dogster's rapid growth and how our community has made this a true online home for every dog and cat lover," said Rheingold. "We're continuing to enhance this expanding community by adding site features and reacting to pet-related news and events with useful and timely tools to empower every cat and dog lover."

About Dogster Inc.

Dogster Inc., architects of the Dogster.com and Catster.com online communities, is the industry alpha dog in pet-focused online communities. Online since January 2004, its properties are now home to more than 400,000 members from over 150 countries, making it the fastest growing pet community in existence. Dogster Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Visit http://www.dogster.com/tour to see what all the barking's about or call 415-934-0400 for more information.

Dogster, Catster and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Dogster Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    John E. Packowski
    Dogster Inc.
    415-374-0696
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