Tinder has been on a roll with helping us find our perfect match, and they’re showing no signs of stopping. I thought I’d seen it all when I saw a rhino with a profile, but they just proved me wrong.
If you’ve swiped through Tinder, you know just how many people have animals in their profile pictures. Statistics say that about 10% of men and women have dogs in their photos, but I feel like the numbers should be a lot higher. I’m a little guilty of swiping right for a cute puppy rather than the owner. Instead of berating users like me, Tinder is calling all animal lovers to start swiping right on April 30.
Tinder is teaming up with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation in celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.
Starting Sunday, Tinder users will be able to swipe right on very lovable and very adoptable shelter animals. Profiles have been made for all these animals and they’re the cutest things you’ll ever read. Users will also be able to educate themselves on the adoption process and where to find shelters near them.
Even if the puppies and kittens at pet stores look cute, remember that there are animals in shelters that desperately need a home. Millions of animals are euthanized every year because shelters simply cannot handle the sheer volume of animals. Despite rescue efforts, many animals are left at shelters in favor of wanting younger pets. If you buy a dog at a pet store, you’re unknowingly encouraging the use of puppy mills and selective breeding.
So please, say no to pet stores and do some research on nearby animal shelters. Swipe right on Tinder on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.