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Even a man who loved animals as much as she did couldn’t keep up with her dog’s quirks.
On their first date, her Chihuahua, Hubbell, stole the man’s breakfast as they drove from New York City to Long Island. “I still wonder if Hubbell didn’t have something to do with that,” said Pelzer, 47, an actress who runs her own social media company and met the man on Pets
A mate who fails to love your pet can be the death of a relationship. (Unlike that boyfriend who is convinced that your cat is evil and hates him.) So how do you find that perfect pooch-loving partner? Believe it or not, there are dating sites specifically for people who love their dogs — and their cats and horses too.
When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can’t stand to ride in the backseat of a car.
Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chemistry.
Many dating sites cater to religious, cultural and political preferences, but won’t focus as heavily on interests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
In addition, dating sites tend to have a larger number of female users, which can be a bonus if you’re a guy.
If you’re a woman looking for a good man, however, your options may be pretty limited, even among other pet owners.