There’s no doubt getting a dog is a huge commitment, so finding the pooch that’s right for you is key, but let’s face it, it isn’t always easy. While that dog in the pound may look like the cutest thing on the planet, they may not be the right one for you, no matter how hard you try to make it work. Just like finding the right match in your love life, there’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect four-legged friend match, and a new service is here to help.
How I Met My Dog seeks match humans with dogs based on things like personality, lifestyle and behavior. The service, which is partnered with 24 Boston-area shelters and rescues, but plans to roll out nationally by the end of the year, works similar to dating sites like Match or eHarmony, and asks users detailed, science-based questions that aims to figure out exactly which dogs an adopter should meet. The site also helps people find homes for dogs they can’t care for anymore.
Those interested in finding their perfect pet mate fill out a “PET Profile,” which reveals what they’re looking for in a pooch, like whether they want a pet that’s good with children, or if they’re a laid back owner. Meanwhile, shelter staff or current owners create profiles for the dogs looking for homes. The site then matches adopters with dogs and its up to the humans to visit the dogs in person, with the adopter or shelter making the final decision on whether the match is a perfect one.
Source: New York Post