Rescue Dogs and Cats Hope to Find Their Perfect Match with New App

14/06/2017

A new app is set to help Edinburgh’s rescue dogs and cats in search of their new owners.

The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home app, available for both Apple and Android, contains the profiles of animals in their care who are currently available for rehoming. Profiles contain information like age, sex, breed and size, in addition to a description of their individual personalities and requirements.

The app is the first of its kind in the UK, and is expected to significantly improve the animals’ chance of finding forever homes, especially for those who have been waiting months, or even years, for their perfect match.

Nicola Gunn, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said:

“The dogs and cats in our care never give up hope that someone who loves them will walk through our door. We have many long-term residents who are especially desperate to find their perfect match, and we are thrilled that our new app gives them the opportunity to reach out to potential forever humans.

“The app is easy to navigate and gives users all the essential information about our available animals. The next step is a face-to-face meeting at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, where we hope sparks will fly.”

The new app was developed by a creative team at FanDuel; Sky Welch, Robert Hewitt and Corinna Bruce, on behalf of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. Corinna said:

“In FanDuel we’re allowed to spend 10% of our working time learning new things and working on side projects. Sky, Rob and myself wanted to make something for a charity we cared about, and that was Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. We hope to make a difference to the dogs and cats’ lives by volunteering our time and skills to make this mobile app.”

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home was founded in 1883 to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Operating an ‘open door policy’ in relation to breed and size, it continues to work tirelessly to find new homes for hundreds of unwanted pets each year.

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