SOURCE: PawsLikeMe

PawsLikeMe

September 30, 2015 09:26 ET

PawsLikeMe Plays Matchmaker for Adoptable Dogs

Online Platform Pairs Potential Pet Parents With Adoptable Dogs Based on Personality and Lifestyle Compatibility

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Personality is more than fur deep, and PawsLikeMe is giving adoptable dogs a second chance at a forever home based on that idea. Launching nationwide today, PawsLikeMe's free online platform matches potential adopters with dogs that fit their lifestyle using a proven algorithm, with a more than 90 percent accuracy rate in predicting people-to-pet compatibility. Adopters complete a three-minute personality quiz, enter their zip code and then have their results stacked up against the personality profiles of dogs that are available for adoption in the area.

"70% of pets are re-homed at least once in their lifetime," said Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and co-founder of PawsLikeMe. "Our genuine hope is that by providing a better way of matching pets with their new families, we can change that and find them not just a home, but the right home. My co-founders are a veterinary animal behaviorist and a social worker with a psychology specialization. They combined their skillsets to develop our proprietary personality assessment."

PawsLikeMe's personality assessment is based on four core personality traits that influence the human-canine bond: energy, focus, confidence and independence. The matching system also takes into account personality, lifestyle and home environment when generating a score. Initial results are based solely on compatibility, but users can then further narrow down their compatible matches by personal preferences, such as size, age, or breed.

PawsLikeMe also provides an alternative for people looking to safely re-home their pets, and gives shelters and rescues a place to refer families when they are unable to keep their pet. Additionally, as a part of its commitment to animal welfare, PawsLikeMe donates 50-percent of any adoption fee originating from a shelter or rescue group referral.

The company's advisory team is made up of several successful entrepreneurs including Spencer Richardson, Marc Siden and Sean Black. Richardson is the CEO and co-founder of FanBridge -- an online, fan management platform for artists, brands and other influencers -- and Siden is the CEO and co-founder of Onboard Informatics -- a provider of location-based information to real estate firms -- and Black is one of the co-founders of Trulia -- an online residential real estate site.

"PawsLikeMe is bringing to the pet industry what we at Trulia, brought to the real estate industry," said Sean Black, an advisor to PawsLikeMe as well as one of the co-founders of Trulia. "The site provides people with the tools and knowledge they need to feel empowered and find the best pet for their family or conversely the best family for their pet."

Pets listed with the site must be spayed or neutered, so PawsLikeMe offers vouchers for re-homers to use toward altering the pet at designated low-cost clinics before adoption. PawsLikeMe also provides adopting pet parents with incentives to kick start a successful new relationship. The "PawsKit" adoption package includes free 30-day full coverage pet insurance, more than $100 in pet product discounts, coupons, and a PawsLikeMe guide for new adopters with tips and tricks on making the move to a new home easy. Additionally, new pet parents get their pet's profile transferred to them on PawsLikeMe, and can benefit from integrated social media tools and online pet parenting advice to keep their new relationship happy and healthy.

PawsLikeMe's mission is to help people and pets find each other, and live happier lives together. For more information, please visit: http://www.pawslikeme.com 

About PawsLikeMe
PawsLikeMe is a search engine for finding pets, created with a unique system that matches pets and people using an algorithm that is proven to be over 90% accurate. Founded in 2014, PawsLikeMe also provides a simple pet re-homing program for individuals & families who need to find a new home for their pet, or a pet in need. PawsLikeMe partners with shelters/rescue groups, and other adoption agencies, and donates 50% of the adoption fee for pets referred to the re-homing service. The product includes an adoption center, with tools that connect adopters to re-homed pets and guide them through the adoption process.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Morgan Shepard
    Uproar PR for PawsLikeMe
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    321-236-0102 ext. 223