This Valentine, swipe right to find your perfect pet dog!
A new mobile app has been created by the animal lovers in Lithuania to help people match with their perfect fur babies that are up for adoption in local shelters.
The mobile app known as GetPet was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already has made a few matches. This app has joined the growing market of pet apps for people looking to get a pet, including famous apps like PawsLikeMe and BarkBuddy.
“It is like Tinder, but with dogs. You can arrange a meeting with the dog — a date, said Vaidas Gecevicius, one of app’s creators. ”
GetPet features profiles of furry four-legged creatures looking up with soft, yearning eyes. Scrolling down reveals more information about the pup, and those interested can then swipe right. But there are limits to the Tinder comparison. It’s a one-sided situation and the dogs don’t get to have a swiping experience. If you swipe left, another dog profile appears.
Gecevicius said the idea came to creators when they saw a stray dog on the street through the window during a computer workshop. The app only features dogs for now but the plan is to eventually include cats and other animals.
Ilona Reklaityte, the shelter’s founder, said she is very happy about the innovative approach to an old problem.
“I really welcome this new app as it gives us more chances to find our pets new owners and a new home, and that means we can then help other dogs still on the streets. We have 140 dogs right now. Sometimes we give away one or two of them every day, but now we receive (many) more calls and people are coming more often, Reklaityte said.”
Pic credit: (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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