Dating service to find perfect pet launched in US

Wednesday, 8th February 2012

People in the US who are considering getting an animal who they can spoil with pet toys now have a way of finding their perfect partner.

Meet Your Match evaluates animals in rescue centres and potential owners, so that their personalities, energy levels and needs are complimentary, reports the Associated Press.

The service was set up by Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter rescue and development for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Potential owners are asked 19 questions about themselves, such as whether they want to playful or laid back pet and how much time they have to spend with the animal.

Dogs are evaluated for friendliness, motivation and energy levels. It focuses on personality rather than appearance.

However, Ms Weiss also told the news provider that, just as with humans, “love at first sight happens” and if this is the case, the service does not get in the way.