When you’re about to get a new pet, how do you decide which one will be the best fit? Figuring this out is especially important when getting a dog because there are big differences among species. Thanks to Rover, there’s a way to make this decision easier.
Rover is a company that helps match dog owners with walkers and boarding facilities. Their latest tool uses information about animal behavior and what you tell them about your lifestyle to match you with your perfect dog. Certified dog trainer Nicole Ellis helped develop the tool along with the employees of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
The software uses available information to give you the best match among the top 50 most popular dogs breeds in the U.S. The questions you get to answer ask you how active you plan to be with your dog, how big your home is, whether you’ve had a dog before, etc. In the end, you get a short list of three breeds that would be the best fit for you so you can make an informed decision.