PawsLikeMe has developed the first proprietary people-to- pet matching algorithm based on compatibility. The scientifically tested approach recommends matches based on the pet’s personality and the adopter’s lifestyle and environment. Adopters can search over 50 thousand pets Nationwide. The matching system boasts a 91% accuracy level based on user reviews and over 6-months of rigorous beta testing before being released!Also first-to- market, PawsLikeMe’s rehoming program is revolutionizing the future of pet adoption by engaging owners or pet guardians who would otherwise resort to shelter surrender. Those rehoming can interact anonymously with potential adopters through an internal messaging system. The program provides valuable guidance through the adoption process, and the tools needed to successfully place a pet into a compatible new home. For shelters, this could result in fewer intakes and more successful adoptions, offering the opportunity to focus on community based care and outreach.
PawsLikeMe is an Orlando, Florida-based startup company founded in 2014 and dedicated to developing innovative web-based technology to help people and pets find each other, and lead happier lives together.
Benefits to those re-homing a pet
PawsLikeMe is the first-of-its kind, dedicated online pet rehoming service. We help pets nationwide that need to find new forever homes.
Our service is provided entirely online and designed to find the right homes for your pets – fast. We empower you to participate in the process by providing creative marketing and networking opportunities at no cost.. We understand how difficult this can be and aim to make the process as easy as possible for you, with no judgment.
Posting your pet on PawsLikeMe is a choice we hope you make in the best interest of your pet. The unfortunate reality is that approximately 50% of all pets that enter US shelters are euthanized, many simply due to lack of space. The other 50% face challenges such as depression and anxiety related to cage confinement, lack of human interaction, and feelings of abandonment.
General classified services like Craigslist provide good exposure but also open up certain risks. Information about the risks of posting a pet on Craigslist.
Benefits to those adopting a pet
The PawsLikeMe system matches potential adopters with pets based on compatibility. Our proven people-pet matching algorithm is over 90% accurate.
We love to spoil our adopters! At the point of adoption, adopters receive an adoption package full of goodies:
Posting your on PawsLikeMe is free. However an adoption fee will be charged to the adopter. It’s important that an adoption fee is collected prior to an in-person meeting to ensure your safety and the safety of your pet. The adoption fee is only finalized once adoption is approved by you.
PawsLikeMe donates up to half of each adoption fee collected to rescues and shelters across the nation in support of animal welfare. Your choice of selecting a PawsLikeMe adoption goes a long way to help reduce the euthanasia rates across the country.
In the unusual event that an adopter asks to return a pet, PawsLikeMe will first verify whether the previous owner is willing to foster the pet until a new home is found. The previous owner is not required to take the pet back, even temporarily. PawsLikeMe will work with the adoptive family to help find a new home for the pet using our rehoming service.
PawsLikeMe does not have a facility to house returned pets, however will make every effort to assist in rehoming online.
In summary, people posting their pet agree to the following terms:
It depends because there are two types of pet listings on PawsLikeMe.com
The first type is a pet posted by a shelter or rescue group via the Rescuegroups.org website, or via the PLM shelter administration panel. These pets represent the majority of current adoptable pet listings, and are located in shelters or rescue groups in the US or Canada.
PawsLikeMe does not interfere with a shelter’s existing adoption process. If the pet is listed under an organization, that organization is setting the adoption fee. PawsLikeMe only helps connect the adopter to the organization.
The second type is a rehomed pet posted by an owner or guardian using our online rehoming program. For these pets, adopters are able to submit a short application or questions directly to the guardian. They can then communicate using a fully guided online adoption center. Many tools are available for adoption processing, including setup of an in-person meeting and adoption fee secure online payment.
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