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.


Origin Story

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. 

This is the story of Huan. Huan was named after the Hound of Valinor. Large as a small horse, immortal, tireless and sleepless.