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www.MatchPuppy.com: Social Networking for Your Dog

Updated on June 14, 2012

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!”

Join the party at MatchPuppy.com.
Join the party at MatchPuppy.com. | Source

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      Kristen Haynie 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

      This is interesting! I had no clue this existed, and it sounds useful! I think I'll head over and try it out!

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      Brittany 5 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Thanks for your comment, Kristen! Like I said this is only available for NYC pets right now, but if that's where you are and you end up using this site, please let me know your experience with it.

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      Kaili Bisson 5 years ago from Canada

      Found this while Hub hopping. I will be interested to hear how this progresses. Thank you for sharing!

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      Brittany 5 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Thanks, Kaili. It'll be interesting to see if this idea spreads.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Dog parks and dog socialization are becoming more and more popular because they're just plain good for your dog. This is a great idea and if it spreads it needs to be advertised! Good topic. Voted up.

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      Brittany 5 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Agreed! Plus parks and play dates are a great way to tire out your pup and give him mental and physical exercise.

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