This App Matches Aspiring Dog Owners With Their Dream Rescue Pup

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A Tinder-inspired dog adoption app, which aims to pair potential owners with their perfect rescue dog through their smartphones, has launched.

GetPet follows a similar format to human dating apps. Once downloaded, users can scroll through photos of dogs looking for new homes at local shelters, and find out essential info such as their temperament and age, before swiping right for a ‘like’ or left to see another profile. Once matched, you can then arrange a ‘date’ with your preferred pup.

The app was the brainchild of developers in Lithuania, after reportedly spotting a stray dog wandering the streets and feeling compelled to act.

But some dog-lovers have questioned the ethics behind the app, querying how rigorous the screening process is likely to be and how fair the technology is for the dogs featured. After all, they don’t get to swipe right on their preferred owner, do they.

Despite this, GetPet’s creators say hundreds of users have signed up, and they’ve already helped re-home several dogs in Lithuania. They plan to add cats and other animals to the app in the near future.

7 Best Dog Breeds For Introverts And Shy People

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By Katie Avis-Riordan

No matter your personality type, there is a breed of dog out there which is your perfect canine match. So, if you’re an introverted or shy character, which dog typeshould you choose? And, of course, this applies to visiting shelters as well as respected breeders.

Introverts typically enjoy time by themselves, and need peace and quiet to recharge their batteries. That’s why the best dogs for introverts are calm, friendly and love a good snuggle.

According to Elite Daily, here are the seven breeds of dog that suit an introverted or shy personality type the best…

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Incredibly cute and manageable, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is perfect for introverts due to their calm and lovable nature. They can easily adapt to your behaviour and aren’t too needy.

2. Great Dane

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Though the Great Dane may be huge in size, it’s a gentle giant. This breed of dog is actually very shy, enjoys peaceful cuddles and is great with affection – perhaps a lot like you.

3. Alaskan Malamute

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The Alaskan Malamute is a sociable breed, loyal and loving. This dog will be a joy to be around and great company for an introvert.

4. German Shepherd

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For a high-minded, intelligent dog, the German Shepherd is a great choice. If you’re more of a book-lover than socialite, then this dog is for you. This breed can sense your mood, be affectionate and confident.

5. Beagle

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If you’re looking for the best canine companion and you’re a little on the shy side, then a Beagle is ideal. They may be excitable and full of energy, but they are very good tempered and great company for introverts.

6. Poodle

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Friendly, faithful and trainable, Poodles are one of the best pets for introverts because they have incredible instincts. Take this breed for a walk and they will allow you to have your own space on the wander.

7. Newfoundland

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Similar to the Great Dane, Newfoundlands are big but soft. They are suited to introverts due to their highly trainable, sweet and gentle nature. They will love being your companion and you will love being theirs.

P.S

MY OWN LITTLE GUY

Registering an Emotional Support Animal (for LEGITIMATE REASONS)

*my actual puppyyyy*

When I first got my puppy at 7 weeks old, I had no idea what an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) was. Neither my boyfriend or I really cared about the extra rent expenses and the costs that come with getting a dog because we were head over heels for the floppy eared freak. This pupper was later named Fox, and is the namesake for this blog. I had already recognized the positivity and joy that Fox brought to my life, and frequently mentioned him when discussing self care techniques in my Psychology Ph.D classes. When my boyfriend & I were moving & the new apartment complex did not accept dogs younger than a year (Fox was 6 months) I was told about registering him as an ESA. I had heard a lot of people registered their pets as ESA’ s to allow them to fly free, and avoid pet addendums on rent leases, but I wasn’t fucking around when I said the little dude was my world. The problem was, my psychiatrist didn’t grant those sorts of letters, so I had to seek outside resources to get the letter. This is the website that I used, and all you do is fill out some intake questions, schedule a call interview with a licensed psychologist, and if all checks out the next day you receive your letter.

Once again, not compensated for this. I just know how much having Fox has helped my mental state in more ways than I can count.

Check it out:

The Official ESA Registration of America