Shelter and Rescue Organizations

We want to use Chord to get more pets adopted and retained and have fewer lost pet and abandoned pets that require the services of shelters and rescues. As part of our Kickstarter project we are offering Chord backers the opportunity to direct their reward of a Chord collar to shelters and rescue organizations.



Chord can be used to improve the day-to-day operations and to produce more efficient and better outcomes to the pets in the care of shelters and rescues.

  • Chord collars will track a pet’s activity level and behavior, enabling the best possible matches between pets and potential owners, thus reducing the return rate.
  • Chord can increase adoption rates by providing the incentive of ready-trained dogs to potential owners.
  • Chord can help identify pets that are not coping well in the shelter, which could benefit from temporary fostering while waiting for a new home.
  • Chord makes training more consistent and helps teach owners to be more effective, consistent, and successful.
  • Chord collars can be programmed with a standard voice for the commands or the owner’s voice. A pet should not exhibit any decrease in training response due to the new owner’s voice or different commands. Consistent haptic feedback (gentle vibration signals) can be used to keep commands familiar as the voice changes.
  • We are also developing a free lost pet service as part of the open source project. This will reduce the number of wanted but lost animals that place a burden on shelters.

We are providing Chord Kickstarter backer rewards to animal advocacy organizations as directed by the individual Chord Kickstarter Backer. The Chord collar, at a minimum, can be used as an incentive for potential owners to adopt a pet. Even without all of the capabilities listed above being fully mature upon delivery, the fact that shelters and rescues can offer Chord pet wearable technology received from backers of our Kickstarter Campaign, will surely help get some harder-to-place animals adopted and retained.

Are you involved with shelter, rescue, or similar organization? Please back our Kickstarter and spread the word about how Chord can save pets, put an end to their suffering, and find more pets forever homes - using new technology.