Huan’s mission is to prevent heartbreak and end pet homelessness through the use of modern, accessible technology, and the help of a dedicated and passionate community, who cares deeply about their four-legged family members.
Whether you want to be instantly alerted that your pet is having a solo adventure while you’re out having dinner, check-in while being stuck in traffic, keep track of their daily walk in real-time when you’re at your desk, or organize a search party for your neighbors’ dog – Huan is there to help.
Huan was founded in Los Angeles in early 2018 by Gilad Rom, and is available nationwide.
Meet Puppy P. Pie.
Puppy is a happy rescue dog who lives in Southern California with his rescue dad, Gilad. Huan’s story began when Puppy somehow managed to magically escape from a locked house in a strange town. Trying to find his dad, he ran around in traffic, chased by strangers, dodging cars and feeling terrified.
Where was I? I was eating dinner a block away, completely unaware of the drama unfolding up the street, and thinking my dog was safe in the AirBnb I left him in. I made sure he was safe! (or so I thought…)
- I left his bed in the room, so he knows that’s home for the night.
- Put out food and water out so he can eat and rest.
- Made sure the owners knew I’m leaving my dog there, and that no one else is arriving.
- Walked around and made sure there’s no dog door or an open back door.
- Locked the front door with a padlock.
- Went on to have dinner, feeling that my dog is safe and fully expecting him to be exactly where I left him.
What actually happened: The owner’s parents showed up unexpectedly and opened the door, surprising my dog, who instinctively ran out to look for me in a strange place.
They were confused, and my dog was missing.
Can you imagine my surprise as I found him quietly sitting by my car, out on the street, as I was walking back to the house? I can only describe that feeling as deep confusion, followed by a tsunami of “what ifs”. What if he had taken the wrong turn? What if he had gotten hit by a car? picked up by animal control? Or a stranger?
After sharing my story and realizing how many responsible dog owners had a story (or stories) of their own, I realized something needs to be done. There has to be a better way than putting up flyers and calling the shelter, hoping some kind stranger finds your lost pet before something happens.