"For weeks Mika moped around the house, depressed that her best friend and housemate were not returning. I realized that I had few friends who owned dogs, and the ones that did have dogs, lived on the other side of the valley. I needed to find someone for Mika to play with." said Mike D''Elena, who is also the owner of Reckless T-shirts,in Tempe, Arizona.
It was then that Mike embarked on a mission to find Mika a new friend. From asking neighbors, making phone calls, and posting ads on Craigslist, to what seemed like endless searching on the Internet, Mike had no luck finding anyone nearby who had a dog that could be a suitable companion for Mika.
So he decided to take things into his own hands, and three months later, FindMyDogADate.com was born.
FindMyDogADate.com is a website where dog owners can find the perfect playtime companion for their dog for free. Site visitors simply register their dog on FindMyDogADate.com and then search for specific criteria such as breed, size, temperament, location, activities desired and more.
All registration information is kept confidential. Registrants are able to converse via email first before agreeing to meet for a "doggy playdate."
FindMyDogADate.com has already been an amazing success, with over 300 people who have registered their dogs since March. Phoenix area dog lovers are finding it really fulfills a need.
Of course the biggest success has been for Mika. Every week for the past couple of months, Mike and Mika have been meeting up at a local dog park with Lauren and her dog Dakota whom they met on FindMyDogADate.com. Mika is back to being her normal happy self again.
FindMyDogADate also hosts special events such as "Doggy Meetups" or group play dates where people can bring their dogs for some socialization and doggone good fun. The next one is schedule for August 27th, 2009, at 7:00 PM., at Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park, 8401 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe, Arizona.
FindMyDogADate's goal is to serve as a one-stop shop for dog friendly services in the Phoenix area with listings such as dog parks, groomers, pet sitters, photographers, restaurants, veterinarians and more!
For more information or to find companions for your dog go to http:www.FindMyDogADate.com