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Inspired by the popular dating app Tinder, individuals or families in Lithuania looking to adopt dogs, can now go online and swipe on various dogs to find the dog that suits them perfectly. This online Application, called GetPet, was launched in January of 2019 to allow dogs living in shelters to match with their potential adopters.
did the idea come about for the application?
of the founders of the app, claims that the idea struck them when they saw a
stray dog through a window while attending a workshop. The app acts as a bridge
between individuals looking to adopt dogs, and dogs currently living in
shelters across Lithuania. This is not the first app assisting the adoption of
strays but has arguably the easiest user interface, and the simplest process leading
up to the actual adoption. Users of the application, claim that they have
wanted to adopt for a while now, but were not sure of how to approach the
various shelters, and get to know the dogs. This particular application has
simplified the process by a huge extent, which is allowing more and more people
to breach the topic of adoption from shelters.
The founder of
one of the shelters registered on to this application says that the numbers of
strays have been increasing in Lithuania in recent times. This application has
facilitated in allowing more of these strays to be adopted into forever homes,
where they will be treated as a part of the family.
currently only facilitates the adoption of dogs, but going forward the
founder's claim that they want also to facilitate the adoption of cats, located
in various shelters across Lithuania.
process of adoption
Once you open
the app, you will be able to see various profiles of furry friends located
around you looking for a home. The profile of the dog has pictures of the dog,
as well as more information pertaining to the personality and history is
provided once you scroll down.
particular pooch steals your heart, you can swipe right on its profile, which
will match you with that particular pooch. You can then go on a date with this
pooch, to establish whether he and you are perfectly suited to each other. If
all goes well on the date, you can follow through with all the procedures of
the shelter and bring a new family member back home.
The founders aim to
increase the geographical area that the application currently covers so that an
increasing number of individuals looking to adopt pets can take advantage of
the platform, while more strays can find homes forever for themselves.