We have all heard of Tinder. It’s a dating app where you swipe left or right depending on if a person’s profile interests you or not.
The app is not for everyone and that’s okay. But in honor of National Dog Week, Tinder is taking their swiping to a whole new level. And what better way to use the app than by adding adoptable dogs looking for their furever homes?
It might just be the only time we have ever wanted to download a dating app. According to a September 20 report from Tech Crunch,
"Tinder announced today that it is partnering with dog rescue shelters across the U.S. to celebrate National Dog Week and give Tinder users the ability to add a shelter dog to their profile photo. Unfortunately, this new addition is only around for a short time, however. National Dog Week is over on September 24, but Tinder’s users can use the filter until October 20."
Tinder is helping shelter dogs find a new home with the help of the app
So while National Dog Week might be over, that doesn’t mean that the fun stops right away. Because like Tech Crunch points out, the adoptable dog filter is available through October 20.
That means that these shelter dogs were given an entire month to find their furever homes from a new pool of potential adopters.
Considering how many pets end up in shelters every day, we can’t help but appreciate the fact that Tinder decided to think outside of the box to help raise awareness for dogs in need of a home. And of course, this feels like an opportunity for an app developer to get creative and maybe create a dedicated app to the idea of connecting shelter dogs to people who may want to find their perfect pup.
Hopefully this project results in multiple adoptions. Maybe Tinder will reveal how many matches their pet filter created once October 20 rolls around.