Find Your Perfect Pet Match at

January 14, 2016 in Aerowood Animal Hospital

Are you looking for a pet? Wouldn’t it be nice to be matched up with the pet that’s just right for you? Well, now you can on, a website where online dating meets animal rescue.


PawsLikeMe uses an algorithm to match potential pet owners with dogs that are up for adoption in their area. The website uses four core personality traits (energy, focus, confidence, and independence) to do this. Your search begins by answering a few questions about yourself (Are you creative, shy, social?) and what you are looking for in a dog (Active? Devoted?). Environmental factors such as do you have other pets in your household and do you have a fenced in yard are taken into account.


Anyone, including individuals, shelters, and rescue organizations can list a pet for adoption on the site. There is a $75 adoption fee with half being donated to a non-profit pet rescue or veterinary clinic. Once an adoption is completed, the new owner will receive a package that includes 30-days of free pet insurance, product discounts on food, supplies, and toys, a care and training guide, and an adoption certificate.


PawsLikeMe was created in 2015 by pet rescue organization veterans, Elizabeth Holmes and Marianna Benko, and veterinarian Coleen Johnston. The hope is that the platform will get potential owners thinking about the dog’s personality, energy level, and needs rather than just choosing the pet based on looks alone. This in turn could make for fewer surrenders and more happy endings for both the owner and the pet. Currently, the site only matches up dogs but is in the process of developing a cat matching system as well.


For more information, visit

PawsLikeMe Pet Match

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