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June 15, 2018

Introducing Dig, a new dog-friendly dating app

Now available in Philadelphia, this app offers a new way to connect and date for dog lovers

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Walking dogs to a dog park near the Schuylkill River.

Do you ever wish you could date others who loved your dog as much as you? Well, there’s now an app for that. Dig is an up-and-coming dating app you can use to meet other dog lovers. 

Started by two sisters, Casey and Leigh Isaacson, in New Orleans, La., the app helps you connect with others by giving you five potential profiles a day that you can either “pass,” “dig” or “really dig.” Once you’ve matched, the app has suggestions for dog friendly places in the area. So no more awkward conversation about where the two of you should go, just use the feature in the messaging center to come up with date ideas. In a way, it’s almost like that movie, "Must Love Dogs," but without the complicated love triangle (unless drama’s your thing, of course.)

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“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’,” said Casey Isaacson, Co-Founder and CCO of Dig. 

“At the same time, we’re helping dogs in shelters find their forever homes through our marketing campaigns, partnerships with pet businesses and rescues/shelters, and additional features on the app.”

Now available in Philadelphia, Dig is for dog owners and dog lovers alike, so even if you don’t own a dog, you can still use the app with ease. 

“You can search for someone with a dog or without a dog (because we know not all dogs get along – or maybe you want to find someone you can get a puppy with in the future)," Leigh said in a news release. 

There’s also a feature within the app to filter by dog size, just in case your little chihuahua gets easily riled up and protective of dogs three times their size.

Dig is currently available in Philadelphia and there’s more than several thousand people already signed up in the area, Leigh confirmed. The app officially launched in February 2018, and while there isn’t a launch party planned for Philly just yet, Dig assures they are planning to have one sometime by the end of the year.

Dig is available for iPhone in the app store.