We love pet trends here at Small Business Labs. PSFK has a good post on the rise of online doggie dating sites.
They cover two sites that have recently gone into beta. Match Puppy is available in New York City and according to the article it allows dog owners to:
"... arrange playdates, find matches for breeding or just meet up with other dog owners. They can find their favorite dog parks, schedule meetings with other users or join upcoming playdates."
Alert readers will recognize that doggie dating is not just for the dogs. Pet parents also get a social experience and the opportunity to make new friends. Match Puppy makes this very clear in their tagline:
A brand new way for you and your dog to meet new friends in your neighborhood.
The Internet and social media are creating new ways to participate in local communities. Online doggie dating is a good example of this new localism trend.