PetScreening Closes $3M in Series A Funding

PetScreening, a Mooresville, N.C.-based provider of a screening platform for property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes, raised $3M in Series A funding.

The round was led by Grotech Ventures, with Camber Creek, Relevance Capital and Vesta Ventures as additional participating partners. 

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations, growing its employee headcount 25%, to enhance its current services, to further the development of educational training and marketing content and to add new functionality to its platform.

Led by John Bradford, founder and CEO, PetScreening allows housing providers to manage residents’ pets and assistance animals for free while generating opportunities for pet-related revenue. The digital screening platform standardizes risk-assessment for household pets by providing a digital Pet Profile and FIDO Score for each pet screened. PetScreening streamlines the assistance animal accommodation request review process while following HUD guidelines, and it helps limit unauthorized pets.

Via the platform, a rental applicant enters information about their pets into the only centralized pet-screening database to analyze rental housing-related risk. The platform weighs various pet-related factors, including a community’s specific restrictions, such as breed, weight and age. This provides property owners with a streamlined process to comprehensively assess a specific pet and pet owner who wants to live at a rental property. Non-pet owning residents fill out a free profile to demonstrate they are aware of the community rules and will adhere to them should they acquire, foster or sit for a pet/animal during their stay. PetScreening also evaluates reasonable accommodation requests for service animals and support animals within the rental housing industry.