New Dating App Caters To Dog People: What’s Not To Love?

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From what I’ve heard, dating in the digital world isn’t easy. For one thing, you never know who you’re really talking to online. It could be your soul mate. Or it could be a serial killer. You just never know.

Personally, I’m in no hurry to find out. For one thing, I am happily divorced after a colossal betrayal by the person I believed to be the love of my life (and I met him back in the good old days — before the Internet was even a thing). Secondly, I am way too busy to be bothered. And thirdly, I have a zero-tolerance policy for BS or stupidity of any kind. So you get the picture.

A dating app for dog people

Anyhow, I digress. The point of all of this is that I just came across a really cool article in my weekly quest for blog fodder. As reported by Narcity, a (relatively) new dating app called Dig App is about to launch in Miami.

Adopt-a-Dog volunteer with her charge at Puttin' on the Dog.
Take me home! A senior dog steals the show in the first parade at the Puttin’ on the Dog festival. Photo by Alexandra Bogdanovic

So what’s the big deal? How is it different from all of the other dating apps out there? Well, this one specifically caters to dog people. That’s right. If you love dogs, you can use this app to connect with other like-minded singles.  As for the rest… Well, I’ll just skip the predictable puns about puppy love.

Details, details…

Created by a New Orleans-based company, Dig App is also available in New York City and other major markets including San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.

According to its website, Dig will soon be launching in Atlanta, Nashville and Denver, too.

Even though they created the app because they were “being duped by fake dog lovers too many times,” co-founders Leigh and Casey Isaacson stress that the app isn’t limited to people who have dogs. You just have to like them — and be honest about it.

“[Leigh and Casey] created Dig because being a dog lover isn’t just another box to check off on a long list of your attributes,” Dig’s website states. “It’s a way of life for a growing number of single people, and it’s crucial to know that up front when dating.”

Consequently, Dig allows users to connect with other singles who enjoy spending time with dogs even if they don’t have one, or search for dogs according to size. The app also allows users to “help plan dog friendly dates, learn tips and tricks, and connect dog lovers with local dog friendly businesses.”

Users must be at least 18 and those that have dog businesses are not allowed to promote them on their profiles. However, there are other options for such promotions on the app.

You can get Dig from the Apple Store or Google Play. You can also learn more here.

In my humble opinion

I must confess, this sounds intriguing, especially since I do love dogs. If I weren’t so busy (and so cynical), I may even be tempted to check it out. In the meantime, Eli and I have a very important question. Where’s the dating app for cat lovers?

Just a thought…

This app is a must for pet owners

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As a general rule, I try not to “plug” products and services (other than my own) here at In Brief Legal Writing Services. There’s just something about it that doesn’t sit well with me.

That being stated, some rules are meant to be broken — every so often. And since I know a lot of you have pets, I felt compelled to share a really cool article I just found. It’s about a mobile app, which, in my humble opinion, is a must-have not only for pet owners, but for anyone who cares about animals.

Here’s The Deal

A description on the FurAlert website says the free app (which is available at both the App Store and Google Play) is similar to the Amber Alert system used in cases involving missing children. But instead of sending a message to other users about a missing kid, FurAlert lets you send one about a missing pet.

Here’s how it works once you’ve downloaded it. The first and most important step is to create a “profile” for your pet(s). This will include a picture and other relevant information, such as age and breed. You can also select the contact information you’d like to include. Then, if your pet is lost or runs away, you can open the app and report him or her missing. Other users in your area will be notified and receive the information in your missing pet’s profile. If one of them finds your pet, they can then contact you using the cell phone number or email address you provided.

How Cool Is That?

Think about it. Microchipping is great. Eli was “chipped” when I adopted him, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It gives me some piece of mind to know that there’s a way to reach me if he gets lost. But the truth is, not everyone knows about microchipping and lost animals don’t always get scanned.

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In Brief Legal Writing Services mascot Eli catching up on the latest news. Photo by Alexandra Bogdanovic

Here’s another tool that can be used in addition to microchipping to defy the odds and help reunite you with your dog or cat.

“Time and distance are the enemy when your pet is lost and the best resource you have at that moment are the people who happen to be nearby,” FurAlert Founder Cory Donovan says on his company’s website. “But you likely don’t know them and they don’t know you need help. So, what if we could quickly mobilize pet owners to help each other in an emergency! Almost 70 percent of U.S. homes have a pet, so the majority of us have that in common.”

Keeping that idea in mind, Donovan says FurAlert is designed for two important purposes. The first is to “reduce the number of pets that are injured, killed or permanently lost.” The second is to “alleviate some of the anxiety that pet owners feel when their pet is missing.”

I know. It is so cool, it almost sounds too good to be true. But there’s also a wealth of information on FurAlert’s FAQ page, so you’ll probably find the answers to your questions there.

After all, there’s no harm in checking it out…