A Matchmaking App Like No Other

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A new dating app is now available that will have even those in committed relationships scrolling to find what they are missing in their lives… with permission from their partners of course. You can do it while relaxing at home, fetching the kids from school, even while out for date night. It’s simple, easy… and guarantees satisfaction. 

The Pet Matchmaker App will have South Africans scrolling and swiping all day long. Looking for that new blonde, brunette or ginger has never been simpler – they are all there on your screen, looking for their forever homes. The Pet Matchmaker App makes the matchmaking process easier when looking for a family pet, a companion or even a cheeky cat with a love for mischief. With one App, you will have access to shelters from across South Africa, enabling pet parents to search for their purr-fect pet.  

Marycke Ackhurst from Hill’s Pet Nutrition says that the company has been invested in the development of the App as they are committed to clearing the shelters. “There are thousands of absolutely gorgeous cats and dogs in shelters around South Africa and we have created an easy and really fun way for pet parents to be able to find a pet that suits their personality, and lifestyle.” Unfortunately, many pets are surrendered to shelters through no fault of their own, and by adopting a pet you give them a second chance and open a space for another pet who might desperately need it.

Prospective pet parents can apply filters and customise their search when looking for their match. These filters help you find just what you are looking for. You can search by age, size, breed mix, coat colour, pattern and length, disposition, activity level and suitability with other family members. The shelter pets are profiled with their bio, photos, and videos.

“Think cupid meets Tinder with real love,” says Ackhurst, “and, even better, you can do this from anywhere, whether it be in the comfort of your home or while you are on the go, at any time of the day or night and you don’t have to visit the shelters until you find what you are looking for.”  

Of course, prospective adoptive parents will need to pass a home check with the regular adoption requirements being met before they are able to take their pet home. This app makes the match, but just like a real date there needs to be a spark for it to work.

The purpose of the app is to get as many pets adopted so that we can clear the shelters and find forever homes. The Pet Matchmaker App brings the search into the comfort of your home and allows you to find the ‘One’ with ease. Well known South African celebrities Schalk Bezuidenhout, Thando Thabethe and Rachel Kolisi have come on board to support the launch of the App. Being pet parents themselves, they fully appreciate the joy a pet can bring. 

The Pet Matchmaker App is free to download on IOS and Android. 

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