Dating service for dog owners

Studies have found that men and women that own dogs tend to be more social, active and thoughtful; all great traits when it comes to the dating world.

“My vision comes from my personal experience – I’m an owner of four dogs, and it was sometimes challenging finding others who are just as adoring of their canine friends.” Rotonda has launched the site that will match singles from all over the United States with other dog-owners.

LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

Sites like Pets and You Must Love Dogs have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do.

"If you find somebody with the same lifestyle passion, you don't have to start out at square one," North said.

When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can't stand to ride in the backseat of a car.