PetTinder – “Play a game, share the love, save a life.”

PetTinder! The game where you “match” with pets, or at least love them.

PetTinder is a name mashup: PetFinder is a website that helps people adopt a pet. Tinder is a dating app that allows people to match for dates, with a simple finger-swipe interface that’s been copied for apps of all kinds. This game isn’t meant for your pets to date. It’s just a fun way to gaze upon cat and dog (and bunny and bird and lizard) pics of real pets from animal shelters near you. It’s not about getting you to adopt them. You couldn’t adopt them all even if you wanted to! All you need to do is play the game, “love” with a ?, and share them.

Collect game play badges for rewards and achievements, and follow the  leaderboard to compare your play with others.  But the real ninja stealth power of the game is that every time you Love a pet, you make a micro-donation to the shelter where it’s at. Because two of the problems of running an animal shelter are 

1) getting the right people to see the right pets at the right time to adopt, and

2) finding the money to keep everyone secure, fed, and healthy until then. And we are a social game that wants to help them in any small way we can.

People who like animals and games – help make this game fun!

We’re looking for interested people to build a user community to try the app, develop it, and find ways to get it out to gamers (Millennials, their kids, their parents, and anyone else). Want to help? Sign up!

People who like getting things done! Help us make this game!

We need marketers, graphic artists, and developers who can offer some time for this open source project. We plan to code with React Native, but we also need back-end in databases and reports. For now, it’s a labour of love that pays in beer and pizza. The goal is to keep a low overhead to send the shelters the greatest donations possible – AND we expect it to get popular, so when it gets a lot of traction, it will actively employ the people who can develop and provide support. We are presently working on finding the first charitable beneficiary and partner who can help fund these shelters based on game play.

Are you one of these people? Sign up to our list!

Make sure you check off PetTinder “Which project interests you?” so that you only receive information pertinent to this game.

And if you read this far…

Today, you are awesome!

Also published on Medium.