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www.MatchPuppy.com: Social Networking for Your Dog
Technology has really gone to the dogs.
If the pet-related videos and pictures that inundate social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook didn’t clue you in, maybe this new website will. MatchPuppy.com is a new social media website that helps people and their dogs connect with other people and their dogs to arrange play-dates at local parks. While some have expressed concern over the idea of two strangers arranging a random rendez-vous—I don’t know your dog, you don’t know mine—others, including site founder Michael Chiang, promote the benefits of MatchPuppy.com.
Socialization is important at all stages of a dog's development, as social relationships promote the physical and mental health of man's best friend. But dogs aren't the only ones who will benefit from the interaction that the site can provide. Owners, too, will be able to bond with other dog lovers even as their furry companions make new friends.
MatchPuppy.com has yet to leave the beta stage, but New York-based pet parents can still make matches between their dogs and others nearby, based on breed, age, and neighborhood. The site has also targeted other U.S. cities in its expansion plans.
Like the website claims—“It’s a Dog Meet Dog World!”