Anyone wanting to adopt a shelter dog is encouraged to head along to the RRR Pet Expo in Te Puke on Saturday.
The MyHooman team are on the road, helping shelters connect the right dogs with their forever humans.
They’ll be on site from 10am-2pm Saturday, July 2, at the RRR Pet Expo in the Te Puke Memorial Hall, where locals can register to match with a shelter dog on MyHooman as well as help RRR raise some much needed funds.
For many dog years, humans have been adopting furry companions based on ‘wants’. But what about the dog’s needs?
Pesto. Photo: MyHooman.
NZ tech start-up MyHooman believes every pupper, dogger and woofer should come first, so they’ve flipped adoption on its head by matching the right human to every pet.
"Because no matter what size, shape, or colour – all pets deserve the perfect forever hooman," says a MyHooman spokesperson.
"MyHooman, helps put more dogs in loving homes as NZ sees rise in dogs being surrendered to shelters."
.As the cost of living rises, so does the number of dogs being surrendered to shelters.
"Which is why this smart pet adoption system is needed now more than ever," says a MyHooman spokesperson.
MyHooman has already helped over 500 shelter dogs find their forever homes since it was launched in NZ just under two years ago.
Co-designed with animal shelters, MyHooman takes potential adopters' lifestyle information and uses it to match pets best-suited to them.
It analyses the needs of every animal added and matches them with potential adopters’ lifestyle information.
This means that pets are matched to the right humans for them, are more likely to get a perfect match the first time and are less likely to be returned to a shelter.
When adopters register with MyHooman,they are shown pets that area suitable match for them so the animal is far less-likely to be returned to a shelter.
With increasing concerns within the shelter community around an uplift in surrendering of animals, the MyHooman team seeks to rectify this, by flipping the traditional adoption model on its head, and finding the right human for every animal, the first time.
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