To make sure dogs and cats find homes, developers in Lithuania created the GetPet app to match people with their perfect pet.
"It is like Tinder, but with dogs," Vaidas Gecevicius, one of the app's creators told the Associated Press. "You can arrange a meeting with the dog -- a date."
GetPet's goal is to keep animals out of the shelter system by creating a community that keeps pets in loving homes. The app has resources for both adopters and pet owners needing to rehome their animal.
When I opened GetPet, Pikis was the first pup to show up. Under his photo, you can either tap the heart if you like him or the "x" to see the next pup.
If you tap the photo, you'll be taken to the dog's profile. Each profile has a few photos and is written in first-person like a dating app. When translated to English, Pikis' profile says that he's an older dog, but still a good boy. He likes people, wants a cozy home and is looking for friendship and love.
The dog's profile will also include its sex, age and any additional notes, like if it's been neutered or spayed.
When you find a dog you like, you can set up a "date" at the shelter. If you and dog get along, you can choose to adopt it. During the first two weeks with your pup, you'll have assistance from a GetPup mentor who will help you and your new furry friend get to know each other.
While GetPet has a mobile app, it's not in English. If you're hoping for a similar experience in the US, you can check out getyourpet.com, which isn't affiliated with GetPet. You won't be "swiping" per se, but it's still easy to navigate through the adoptable animals.
Get Your Pet launched in 2017 and has found homes for more than 5,000 pets.
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- The app has resources for both adopters and pet owners needing to rehome their animal, guardians.
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