New York dog rescue signs pups up for Tinder app


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New York dog rescue signs pups up for Tinder app

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

Someone is looking for you on the dating app Tinder. They're very hairy ... and extremely adorable. 

In the New York area, "profiles of pups in need of love have popped up on the app and have generated 2,000 matches since the accounts were created last Thursday," reports CNN Money. "Tinderers who swipe yes to one of the puppy pics receive a message with a link to a nonprofit that rescued the dog, and they'll get information on adoption and volunteering."

Just wanting a "hook-up?" You are given the option of walking a dog for a day. And for those with short-term plans, pups are available for a two-week foster program.

Dog rescue advocates are mostly hoping the Tinder profiles will help locate people willing to provide dogs with a forever home.

"The accounts were created by a team of three interns at The Barn, a program of the BBH, a creative brand service agency," further reports CNN Money. "The Barn partnered with Social Tees Animal Rescue, a nonprofit based in Manhattan's East Village that rescues abandoned animals from so-called kill shelters that perform euthanizations." A total of 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters every year, according to the ASPCA.

One dog on Tinder has since found a permanent home.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.