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Could you 'Dig' a dog lover?

So here's something new - a dating app for dog lovers. Well, it is easier to get along with someone who loves your dog too, isn't it? So if you're a dog lover who's looking for love of a two legged kind, but with someone who can appreciate your four legged friend, Dig might be just what you need.

Here's a press release from Dig:

NEW YORK, NY - Forget “shake”, it’s time to teach your dog to find you a date. Dig, the best mobile dating app specifically for fans of man’s (and woman’s) best friend, officially launches February 10. Created by two sisters, Casey and Leigh Isaacson, Dig’s goal is to connect people through the one thing that’s already crucial to them – their love for dogs.

Our overall goal with Dig is to provide an easy, fun way to connect dog lovers who are looking to find more love in their life of the two-legged variety

 - Casey Isaacson, Co Founder and CCO of Dig

Much of the single world is dog crazed. Research shows pet ownership among singles has increased by 25% since 2006, and one of the best ways to get attention on dating apps is to feature your pup. A survey of singles on dating sites found that men who were holding puppies were rated as nearly 27% sexier relative to every other man as well as 14% more trustworthy. Also, 70% of singles think their dates’ reaction to their pet is important.

It’s imperative to find someone compatible both with you and your dog, so we want to make it easier to find someone the two of you really 'dig'. At the same time, we’re helping dogs in shelters find their forever homes through our marketing campaigns, partnerships with pet businesses andrescues/shelters, and additional features on the app.

 - Casey Isaacson

Once two people 'dig' each other, Dig helps you find a date idea. The 'dog-friendly locations near you' search feature is built into the messaging area. You can suggest meeting up at places like the new dog friendly cafe in The East Village or at the closest dog park to you. The app also features daily 'tips and tricks of the day' from experts such as vets and trainers as well as 'daily deals' from pet companies.

The founders of Dig know not all dogs get along, and there’s more to compatibility than just checking off whether you're a 'dog owner' or a 'dog lover.' So, when you log into Dig you can decide if you want to find someone currently with or without a dog, and you can filter by dog size. Then, Dig will present you with 5 of the best potential dates for you every day. You can look through all 5 profiles before deciding who you 'dig,' 'really dig,' or 'pass' on that day.

Dig will celebrate its pre-Valentine's Day launch with a dog-friendly event February 10th at Industria Warehouse, 39 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

Like the app itself, the party will unite dog lovers and their favorite four-legged friends. Multiple pet companies and adoption agencies will be in attendance to promote pet adoption and fostering with local dogs. Rescue groups will include Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Foster Dogs Inc. and Best Friends Animal Society.

Our mixer event in New York is going to be the dog lover event of the season. Hundreds of dog lovers will unite in Williamsburg, meet fellow dog loving singles, enjoy the company and companionship of our canine friends; all while helping dogs in shelters find their forever their forever homes through partnerships with pet businesses and rescues/shelters.

 - Leigh Isaacson, co-founder and CEO of Dig

The event is open to the public, and the only requirement for entry is simply downloading the free Dig app on your iPhone. If you have another phone, simply share a post about Dig or sign up at DigDates.com/join to enter. Anyone who donates to Foster Dogs Inc. before the February 10th launch will be eligible to win a prize from one of the event partners. All money raised will pay for transportation costs for foster families bringing adoptable dogs to the event. Click here to donate any amount: bit.ly/DonateFD.

For more information visit the Dig website or follow Dig on Facebook or Instagram @DigDates. Dig’s mission is to cut to the chase and connect potential dates based on what matters to them most: their dogs or their future dogs. Animal rescue groups and pet businesses can contact Dig through DigDates.com/partner to inquire about the Dig Partnership Program. Dig Dates, Inc. is a New Orleans based company and is owned by sisters and co-founders Leigh and Casey Isaacson.

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