By Nawal Sayed
CAIRO, Feb. 5 (SEE) – A mobile application, inspired by the popular dating app Tinder has been created by Animal lovers in Lithuania. The new app aims to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners.
Called “GetPet”, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already has made a few matches, the associated press said in a report published Tuesday.
“It is like Tinder, but with dogs,” said Vaidas Gecevicius, one of app’s creators. “You can arrange a meeting with the dog — a date.”
Gecevicius said the idea came to creators when they saw a stray dog on the street through the window during a computer workshop.
The app only features dogs for now but the plan is to eventually include cats and other animals.
“I really welcome this new app as it gives us more chances to find our pets new owners and a new home, and that means we can then help other dogs still on the streets,” dogs lover girl named Reklaityte said.
“We have 140 dogs right now. Sometimes we give away one or two of them every day, but now we receive (many) more calls and people are coming more often.”