There once was a time where pet owners could sign up for an online dating site called Date My Pet to express their love for their pets. According to TodayShow.com, new sites such as MatchPuppy.com for your dogs to meet other canine friends and SpotWag, a support service to help you find the best doggy hotel or sitter for when you travel can help man's best friend find love and happiness on the Internet.
When I first received a Facebook friend request from Neo McKibben, my friend's therapy dog at Northridge Hospital, it was the first of many pet profiles that arrived in my inbox. As one in ten pets now has a social media profile, it's no wonder that these niche dating and social networking sites are popping up on the Internet. Neo now has 264 friends and a relationship status of "It's Complicated." Neo graduated in 2005 from Therapy Dogs Inc. and has worked at several hospitals in the Los Angeles area, quite an impressive bio for another pet to consider friending or mating with.
We buy high-end purses such as the JCLA Boutique's Rescue Me Totes for our dogs to reside in while driving around town. We schedule neighborhood dog walks, and dress our pets in outfits and booties worth being viewed on Rodeo Drive. Shouldn't our devoted four-legged friends have an opportunity to find love online?
Would you post a social media profile for your pet?
Julie Spira is an online dating and cyber-relations expert. She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com for dating advice and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.