Dating services that cater to dog lovers
Many singles feel the same way about their dogs and are looking for a fetching date who can run with their packs.
Sisters Casey and Leigh Isaacson understand the importance of matching dog lovers with dog lovers and have created a dynamic dating app to do just that.
The Scoop: Dig is a one-of-a-kind dating app designed to cater to the interests of dog lovers in the dating market.
The platform supports single dog owners by offering dog-friendly date suggestions, social events where people and dogs can unleash their fun side, and exclusive deals on pet products.
Dig also throws a party every time it launches in a new city as a way of introducing itself to local dog owners.
People at these events can take part in engaging activities — including speed dating, raffles, and a dog-kissing booth — alongside man’s best friend.
“There’s a major trend toward dog-friendly experiences,” Leigh explained, “and we quickly learned that we are in a great position to offer people that opportunity.
We’re throwing dog-friendly Dig events every month in cities across the country.” Dig uses its events as a chance to reinforce its partnerships and promote dog-friendly companies that sponsor the app.
Now Dig organizes events in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, and other cities.
“Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers,” said Kris Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members.“You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.” But other veterans of the dating-service industry say focusing on a canine connection only adds an extra hurdle to finding love.
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.
Over 70 organizations, including Rover.com, Bark Box, Wag!
, and Pet Supplies Plus, have joined in the fun and offered Dig users valuable tips and deals.