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PatchPets – The Dog Social Media Network You Need

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Think of it as Tinder for dogs…

If you love dogs as much as we do, then you’ll be howling to know that Australia can now download one of, if not, the best apps designed in 2019 – PatchPets – the newest app to connect dog lovers and dogs alike.

Two years ago, 21-year-old Founder, Josh Fritz welcomed Quincy the Cavoodle to his family. Like any dog owner, Josh wanted to introduce Quincy to the social world of dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants and much more. Seeing a need in the market, Josh constructed PatchPets in the hopes of creating an innovative platform connecting owners, businesses and public spaces all with the ease of one swift click or swipe.

And PatchPets does exactly that.

Exclusive for dog owners, after a simple free download, PatchPets users can create their furbaby’s account and then begin the friend-finding-fun. From here app users can search for other dogs nearby to connect with by planning a meetup, sharing pictures of both you and your dog, browsing through an array of nearby vets, exploring local dog-friendly venues including parks, beaches, restaurants and cafes, and you can also start Doggy Dating allowing your four legged friends to meet up with other dogs.

Founder of PatchPets, Josh Fritz, says, “Our vision for PatchPets is to provide a centralised hub for like-minded dog parents to connect and exchange information and locate dog services no matter where they are, in the pursuit of a more dog-friendly world.”

“Dog parents are turning to online resources and social media communities because they want quick and simple access to real-world and real-time information, so we certainly saw an opportunity to create a one-stop-shop to streamline this process.”

On top of the already impressive line-up of features, PatchPets is perfect for the outgoing owner as it is also embedded with tools for finding nearby pet-friendly hotels, shops for some retail therapy, grooming services and even training centres.

After the successful results during PatchPets’ trial period, Josh released the free smartphone app for Australian dog owners – and now you can join specific breed groups and even event share. As for our overseas pups, your tails will be wagging as PatchPets will be officially launching in the UK and America soon.

Plus, one of the app’s updated features allows users to view real time dog park footage and access noticeboards for each dog park to share timely updates and prevent tragedies like Queensland’s recent dog baiting incidents.

Fritz says, “dog parents are turning to online resources and social media communities because they want quick and simple access to real-world and real-time information, so we certainly saw an opportunity to create a one-stop-shop to streamline this process.”

He continues by saying that PatchPets is more than an app for news-sharing and meet-ups, it is a movement towards a safer dog community, with the latest app developments striving to achieve this.

To download PatchPets, head to the Apple App Store and Google Play to start swiping.

For more information visit PatchPets.

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