Press Release: Hands2Paws
Hands2Paws is a new app, better known as an app, that aims to match owners with their perfect breed of dog based on various lifestyle factors, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of dogs handed over to shelters. The ASPCA and Shelter Animals Count estimate that 3.3 million dogs enter shelters each year.
Hands2Paws is on a mission to solve the problem by ensuring that dog owners make informed decisions and welcome a dog into their home that will be a companion for life.
“People entrust their dogs to shelters for two main reasons. First, the dog they own doesn’t fit their lifestyle. Second, they cannot afford the health issues that are unfortunately common with a dog that is not raised ethically. By helping people make the right choices for themselves and their families, we can reduce the number of dogs that end up in shelters,” said Elizabeth Menegon, founder of Hands2Paws.
The Hands2Paws app prompts users with a series of questions to determine the best breed for their lifestyle, such as activity level, size, and amount of grooming needed. If the user chooses to purchase a purebred dog, the app also offers suggestions from ethical breeders in their area. If users choose to adopt, the app will also suggest nearby shelters.
“The app is free and always will be, because everyone deserves to have this information when they welcome a dog into their home. We know that adopting dogs is a great way to reduce the number of dogs currently in shelters, but we need to start solving this problem at the grassroots. We hope that by helping people find a healthy dog that fits their lifestyle, we will have fewer dogs in shelters that need to be adopted “said Menegon.