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2022 SDBC Impact Report

Dogfrens To Introduce Innovative App to Connect Dog Lovers

Michaela Antunes will be capitalizing on the growing pet industry, which experienced record sales of $103 billion in 2020, with the upcoming launch of an innovative app that connects dog owners. Dubbed "Dogfrens - the happy hub for social dogs," the app will act as a social forum for all things dog-related. RISBDC business counselors Susan Davis and Yashwant Meghare are assisting Michaela with the launch, which is expected in early 2022.

Boston Globe

“Michaela Antunes and John Taraborelli were among the tens of thousands of Americans who adopted a puppy during the pandemic. Their rambunctious dog, Hazel, sparked many questions related to training, food, stages of life, and even how to interact with other dogs.

“When our puppy hits it off with another dog at the park, there’s that awkward moment between owners,’ said Antunes. ‘Now owners can swap contact info through the app and set up play dates”

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