Internet dating for dogs
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won't focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can't stand to ride in the backseat of a car.Anyone can list a dog for adoption on the web site, hopefully giving people a proactive alternative to dropping their pet at a shelter or kicking them out of their home.To keep people out that are looking to make a profit, 50 percent of the automatic adoption fee goes to approved non-profit organizations with a validated 501c3 status or a veterinary clinic with a validated license to receive any adoption fees.Petfinder, founded in the early days of the internet, revolutionized the rescue community by bringing homeless animals to the screens of thousands of people looking for their next pet (and I'm sure to another thousand who were "just browsing." Who hasn't poked around Petfinder just for fun?! The web site allows prospective pet parents to search for available animals by location, breed, age, and gender.But what Petfinder doesn't do is filter by energy level or other personality characteristics.
I love that this web site gets people thinking not only about a dog's cute photo, but about the personality and lifestyle fit in terms of energy level and other characteristics.
Mc Dermott's concerns won't change Pelzer's plans to return to Pets
She remembers unpleasant run-ins with dates from sites that don't cater to animal lovers — once a man nudged her pooch off the couch.
I fell at the first hurdle and let the free app copy all my details from another social media site to save me typing it all in. My son William, 12, was equally horrified, worrying that Matilda might not like my potential Mr Right.
But I refused to be put off and just a couple of weeks after installing the app on my phone, I was on my first date.