Have you ever dated someone who seemed to be a perfect match in every way — except that you couldn’t see eye-to-eye about your dog or cat?
A mate who fails to love your pet can be the death of a relationship. (Unlike that boyfriend who is convinced that your cat is evil and hates him.) So how do you find that perfect pooch-loving partner? Believe it or not, there are dating sites specifically for people who love their dogs — and their cats and horses too.
I’ve been trying to get back into dating, and recently, encouraged by my friends at Vetstreet, I took a chance with some online sites, specifically those geared toward pet lovers like myself.
My Pugs are part of the family, and any man who wants to get serious about me also needs to be serious about my dogs. Most online dating sites allow users to set up a profile and browse for free, which makes it easy to see what’s out there; a site specifically geared toward pet owners is a good way to search for potential partners who understand your commitment to your furry companions.
Unfortunately, many pet-centric dating sites share user content with other more general sites, so profiles are not always pet specific — which means you could still be matched up with someone who doesn’t feel the same way you do about your pets.
Must Love Pets: Is “must love dogs” at the top of your list of requirements for a potential mate? Most profiles include specifics about beloved dogs, and Must Love Pets’ clients are generally looking to date other canine aficionados.
This site is the best option if you’re interested in a dog-owner-specific matchmaking service.
Love Me, Love My Pets: While not all profiles at Love Me, Love My Pets are pet-specific, the site offers a wide variety of potential dates to choose from.
The site also offers a one-month-free upgrade, with access to more detailed features, such as the ability to email and chat with other members (most other sites require a fee to access those options).
In terms of numbers of potential partners, Love Me, Love My Pets is your best bet among pet-centric dating sites.
Pet People Meet: This dating site tries to reach a broad spectrum of animal lovers, extending beyond dogs to include horses and cats.