A new app called Pinder has just launched, which connects lonely pets to local potential furry friends. The hope is that by utilizing Tinder's swiping model, users can find their pups a new playdate.
Pinder's founder, Kevin Botero, is eager to start the process. "We’re just taking the effective format of Tinder and applying it to the pet community," he told the NY Post.
Though the main purpose is to find a playdate for a pet, Botero thinks it could lead to other friendships, too.
He told the Post, "I personally know relationships that have come about through people walking their pets in the park, so it’s definitely possible. On Pinder, you’re getting that level of pet-obsessed parent you’re looking for, which in reality is somebody just like you."
To get started, pet parents just need to set up a profile of cute pet pictures and start swiping. Once there's a match, owners can communicate within the app, on Facebook, or even Tik Tok.
"These pet communities are often communicating on behalf of their pets. So we thought there really should be more fun and direct way to connect pet parents," Botero said.