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Forget Online Dating - Find Love With ShelterPal



Dating apps not quite cutting it these days?  Why not upgrade your companion search with an app that matches you with a shelter pet in minutes! 

Just in time for National Pet Month, Twilio has come up with an easy way to find your perfect pet - an intelligent chatbot called ShelterPal.

According to the ASPCA, there are approximately 6.5 million cats and dogs in shelters across the U.S. But with just a few texts, you could find your new bff from your local shelter. (Read how below.)

In addition, for each text, Twilio will donate $1 to the ASPCA, up to $10,000 to support their life-saving work across the country.  Yay!!


How it works:

Text "Shelter Me" to (980) 477-3728 and ShelterPal will respond to your text, asking you:

  • What are your interests?

  • What are you looking for in a pet? Size, age, personality, energy-level etc

  • What is your house/living area like? Small apartment, big backyard, ranch etc.

  • What is your zip code

ShelterPal will then analyze your answers and send a message back to you with the name and photo of a cat or a dog that is well-suited to you at a nearby shelter, as well as the address and contact details for the shelter.



Thank you Twilio for making this happen!

(Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service company based in San Francisco, California. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and send and receive text messages using its web service APIs)

"I have no idea what that means but it sounds super cool!" ~ The Pet Blog Lady 







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Cindy Grant

Awesome idea. Love it.

We Care for Dogs

Wow, very good idea. Wish this will be an international thing soon!

Two French Bulldogs

Sounds good to me
Lily & Edward

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