APP MATCHES YOU WITH YOUR PERFECT PET!
Are you looking for your perfect match? The love of your life to make your heart melt with those irresistible puppy dog eyes?
Well, online matchmaking is a regular go-to option for many looking to make a human love connection, but it's also an option for finding your four-legged soulmate.
How I Met My Dog is like dating platforms Match or eHarmony, instead matching potential adopters with shelter dogs across the country in need of adoption into a forever home. Since launching in 2017, HIMMD has facilitated around 1,000 adoptions, and more than 100,000 potential dog fathers and mothers have made a profile on the website.
The catch: They don’t ask a single question about the breed.
Why? Well, according to HIMMD's chief dog expert Jodi Anderson, people adopting by breed don’t always find the dog that meets their expectations, putting the dogs at higher risk of ending up in a shelter. Around 3.3 million dogs are surrendered to shelters across the country each year with 1.6 million being adopted and 670,000 being euthanized.
“We’re changing the culture of how people choose their dogs so they can live with their dogs so they can keep them,” said Anderson. “Don’t do it because it’s a chihuahua. Do it because that chihuahua belongs with you.”
She says you can fall in love with a face after you make sure the dog is a good fit for you.