ZENCRATE Provides an Innovative Solution for the More Than 16 Million Dogs Suffering from Anxiety

PNP Robotics is Proud to Announce the Launch of the First Motion-Activated, Therapeutic Dog Crate
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 26, 2016 - PRLog -- PNP Robotics has announced the launch of ZENCRATE, the world's first motion-activated, intelligent pet crate specifically designed to reduce anxiety in dogs. Using scientifically-proven strategies including sound therapy and vibration-dampening technology, ZENCRATE is constructed to provide a safe place for dogs during anxiety attacks.

Created by partners Jonathan Azevedo and Chris Lightcap, the idea of ZENCRATE emerged when Azevedo noticed his Yellow Labrador, Charger, was consistently suffering from anxiety and storm phobia, especially during frequent South Florida thunderstorms. Azevedo explains, "In 2014, I teamed up with my business partner Chris Lightcap, and we explored solutions to address Chargers anxiety.  We researched what causes anxiety in dogs, how dogs sense and feel things differently than we do, and how dogs naturally seek comfort during times of anxiety. After substantial research we designed and built the first ZENCRATE prototype." Lightcap and Azevedo aim to forever change the way pet owners, animal shelters, and veterinarians approach animals with anxiety.

ZENCRATE is controlled through motion-sensored technology that activates when dogs enter their crate or through a Mobile App which allows Pet Owners to activate features and encourage positive reinforcement. When a dog enters ZENCRATE, calming music and a whisper-quiet fan begin; dogs are immediately calmed by the security of the intimate space and the added stress relieving features.

Current ZENCRATE features include:

• Motion-Activated Music with Curated Anti-Anxiety Playlist

• WiFi Enabled To View Your Pet from Smartphones

• Battery Backup to Prevent Power Outages

• Sound Insulation to Reduce Anxiety

• Orthopedic Memory Foam

• Motion-Activated Fan for Improved Ventilation

• Vibration Dampening Feet

• Removable Door Insert

• Easy At-Home Assembly

ZENCRATE  launches on Kickstarter in late August 2016. Funds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to drive down the costs of manufacturing in an effort to make the ZENCRATE more affordable for households across the country.

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To request an interview with the co-founders of ZENCRATE, please contact Melissa of Mad Studios at melissas@madstudios.net or 410-610-6321.

ZENCRATE was created in 2014 by robotics engineers Jonathan Azevedo and Chris Lightcap as a solution to Azevedo's Golden Retriever, Charger's, persistent storm phobia and related anixety. The ZENCRATE design was inspired by identifying and combining remedies to address the drivers of animal anxiety including, vibration isolation, noise cancellation, comfort, security, reduced light, and self-administration. ZENCRATE plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign in August 2016 and begin production shortly thereafter. For more information on ZENCRATE, please visit www.zendogcrate.com.

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