When some families get a new dog, they get so hung up on looks.
They get their heart set on the perfect breed and assume all dogs
of that breed will be the same. But that couldn’t be further from
the truth! All dogs are unique, regardless of what their breed
description says. So, a woman named Mary Ann Zeman came up with a
way for families to search for a dog based on personality and
needs, not looks or stereotypes. She eventually created How I Met My Dog, which is like
a dating app for rescue dogs. All you have to do is make a profile,
and then you’ll be matched with lots of compatible pups.
@howimetmydog/FacebookWhat is How I Met My
Twenty years ago, Zeman had a different idea about what the
perfect dog was. Everything about a Dachshund’s appearance and
personality sounded perfect to her. So, when she couldn’t find a
Dachshund at a shelter, she went to a breeder. She purchased two
adorable Dachshund puppies: George and Gracie.
Despite being the same breed from the same litter, George and
Gracie were complete opposites. George was energetic and playful
like Zeman had expected, but Gracie was skittish and reserved.
Zeman quickly learned that Gracie probably would’ve been better
off with a more suitable family, but she couldn’t give away her
The more time Zeman spent with George and Gracie, the more she
thought about dogs. She realized that the perfect dog shouldn’t
be reduced to a breed or a “love at first sight” mentality. It
should be less random and more thought out. Choosing a dog should
be like choosing a partner. Everyone should look for a dog that’s
compatible with their personality and their lifestyle because not
all dogs will be perfect for every family.
So, Zeman created How I Met My Dog, a “dating
app for dogs“. On this website, you’ll create a profile by
answering various questions. Your profile will then be matched with
the profiles of adoptable dogs. That way, you’ll know that
you’re only looking at dogs that are right for your family.
@howimetmydog/FacebookHow Does it Work?
Using this website is free. All Zeman wants is to make sure
every family finds the perfect dog and every dog finds the perfect
family. She hopes that this will help reduce the number of dogs
surrendered each year.
“Every year, a staggering 4,000,000 dogs are surrendered to
shelters or need to be rehomed by families who can no longer care
for them,” How I Met My Dog states. “Sadly, only half of these
dogs ever find another home.”
Once you sign up for the site, you’ll be asked to complete a
20-minute survey. This will ask you questions about what you’re
looking for in a dog and what your household is like. Then,
you’ll be shown the profiles of all the dogs that match with you.
From there, you can make changes based on age, size, and gender if
needed. Yet, you’ll still be guaranteed to only get dogs that
match with you.
Then, once you find that perfect pup, you can send an
application directly to the shelter. From there, you can meet the
dog in person to decide if they really are a good fit for you. If
you don’t find the perfect dog right away, then the website will
notify you every time you get new matches. Adopting a dog should
never be rushed, so take your time and select the dog that seems
right for your family.
If you’re looking for a new family member, please check out
How I Met My Dog’s
website. The perfect dog for you might already be waiting for a
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Dog Dating App Matches You With The Perfect Rescue