Millions of happy couples have met through internet dating sites. Now there is a site that matches people with shelter animals looking for a home. Just as each family is different, each dog in the world has a unique personality.
Paws Like Me helps find the perfect match by using a personality test like those used by human dating sites that considers your energy, preferences, focus, confidence and independence.
Many rescue dogs are mixed breeds so sometimes it is difficult to determine the dog best for you and your family based on breed characteristics.
Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Paws Like Me, came up with this idea to help match humans with the dog best suited for them.
For example you may want a dog who is happy with a casual walk around the block or you may be looking for a running partner. A high energy dog is going to drive a family of couch potatoes bonkers.
You may want a dog who has no problem being left home alone or you may be looking for an outgoing dog who loves meeting new people. Some dogs love children and some are afraid of them or are too delicate to interact with them.
People may be afraid of choosing a dog that is not compatible with their families. Paws Like Me can help them choose a dog based on personality traits rather than looks or some other measure.
The quiz is made up of 39 questions, ranging from things like “Which describes you best, caring or logical?” to “My friends would describe me as someone who seldom exercises: agree or disagree?”
When you’ve finished the quiz and indicated your location, the site describes and generates the best matches for you in your area, arranging them by compatibility percentage. It tells you where the dogs are located.
Once you’ve got your matches based on personality, you can narrow them down by selecting a preference in size, age, gender or breed.
Paws Like Me for computer matches for furry family members from shelters near you