The Biggest Trends In The Pet Industry

Forbes: The pet industry has been experiencing explosive growth... Dig calls itself, ‘the dog person’s dating app.’ The dating app universe has become increasingly niche-focused and users are usually active on several apps simultaneously. Dig offers the possibility of a relationship with someone who already has a relationship in their home or who wants to get a dog in the future. The app also helps plan dog-friendly dates.

 

Dating app for dog lovers catches fire; revenue, fundraising questions remain 

Austin Business Journal: Are you a lonely Austin dog lover looking for love? You're in luck; Dig is now live in our city, and founders have positioned the startup to capitalize on Americans' fondness for our furry friends. Signs of a winning startup idea include would-be employees offering to work for free and companies paying for partnership opportunities. Entrepreneur sisters Leigh Isaacson and Casey Isaacson have enjoyed both as they’ve barnstormed the country, introducing their dating app for dog lovers.

 

A New Dating App for Dog Lovers is Now in Austin

Austin Inno: The Dig app launched in Austin in early November with a party at WeWork Barton Springs. And the startup says it has partnered with several dog-centric businesses and organizations in Austin, as well as WeWork offices in all the communities they launch. Austin will be an interesting test market for the sisters because it is highly-rated on a variety of lists featuring dog-friendly cities.

 

New Dating App for Dog Lovers Hits Austin

KVUE: For so many dog owners, pets are just a part of the family. So if you're dating someone who doesn't like them, it's probably not going to work out. Since Austin has so many places that are dog-friendly working areas, such as WeWork. That's why the new dog-lover dating app called "Dig" had their launch party at the co-working space. They started in New York and New Orleans and have spread since then. Their goal is continue to grow and the city of Austin makes sense. "Especially in Austin, we've been so excited to launch in Austin, we've been like kinda waiting," said Isaacson.

 

Love dogs? Love a date with a dog lover? Here’s how to find romance at the end of a leash

WGNO New Orleans: Kat likes dogs as much as she likes guys who like dogs. In fact, Kat would like a date with a guy who's got a dog, and now she can make that happen. That's because this dog lovers dating game just got real. It just got really real. You guessed it, now, there's an app for that.

 

How This Sister Duo Developed The First Successful Dating App For Dog Lovers

Forbes: With so much value in the pet tech industry, Dig has now transformed their story in a way that they are not just an app, they are part of the movement within this specific industry. Categorizing themselves in both the tech and pet tech industries provides more opportunities for the startup. “Both industries are growing,” Leigh shares. “In the dating app world people are looking to niche dating apps because they want to know they have something in common with the person right away. On the pet tech industry side, the tech pet revolution that's going on right now is what makes us so valuable.”

 

Get Your Paws on This App: “Dig” Launching to Dog-Loving Fanfare in Austin on Nov. 8

Austin Startups: It’s a really exciting time to be a dog in America right now, and there’s no better place in the country to celebrate our collective love for dogs than in Austin. With its off-leash parks, various doggy daycares, groomers, bakeries, dog-friendly hotels and restaurants, Austin clearly takes pride in catering to pups. It’s no surprise Austin has been deemed as one of the top 10 cities for dogs in America. Now, dog-lovers looking for two-legged love can meet on Dig — The Dog Person’s Dating App, which launches in Austin on November 8.

 

Dig, a Dating App for Dog Lovers + More of the Most Unique Dating Apps

The List: These days, online dating sites are using more and more unique ways to pair people. Teresa Strasser shares three of the most interesting and out there options on the Buzzlist.

 

Why Dog Owners Are the Sexiest Type of People

Bella NY Magazine: Dogs are wonderful companions because they’re cute, loyal, and they love unconditionally. When you take a step back and look up, the same can often be said about their owners. Why should you be dating a dog person? Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App says these are 7 reasons why dog-lovers are ideal partners:

 

The Best Dating Apps for Your Ultra-Specific Taste

Cosmopolitan: If you know getting a dog or merging dog families with a partner in the future is a must for you, get on Dig right now. This app shows you five potential matches a day, with filters for people who also have dogs and people who don’t have dogs but want one in the future. You can also sort through dogs by size, so if you’ve got a teeny teacup yorkie, you can find them an equally lil’ bud. Available for IPHONE or ANDROID.

 

When You Need To Switch Up Your Swiping, Try These Dating Apps

Refinery29: If you're a dog person only looking to date other dog people (which is fair), this is the dating app for you. You don't have to be a dog owner to use the app, but if you are, you can make a profile for you and your dog, and then filter your potential matches based on whether they have a dog, as well as the size of their dog. It's definitely one of the most wholesome dating apps out there, which is refreshing, to say the least.

 

Dig helps dog lovers find similarly pawssionate people to date

Android Police: You're either a dog person or you're not. Or maybe your boyfriend slowly hounded you with pictures and videos of puppies until you became a dog person and started drooling everytime you saw a pup. That may or may not be a tail based on personal experience. Regardless of how you fell in love with those fuzzy creatures, your personal life starts revolving around them and you'd want a pawtner who gets that. Dig is a dating app just for you then, and now it's available fur Android.

 

Dig Is The Dating App For Dog Owners We’ve All Been Waiting For

AskMen.com: Dogs are a great excuse for a first date — they’re cute, cuddly, and simply a great way to fill an awkward silence — wittle guy won’t stop chasing his tail! Now with Dig, instead of just pasting your pup all over social media, you’ll know there’s someone out there who loves dogs just as much as you do.

 

Best Apps for Dog Owners

American Kennel Club TV: There are a ton of new apps available to make a dog-owners life easier. Charell Star takes us through some of her favorites!


 

New dating app 'Dig' pairs dog owners looking for love

Fox 2 Detroit: Leigh Isaacson and her sister, Casey, are launching Dig all over the country - because, they say, your pup is such an important part of your life - just like your potential partner.

 

New Orleans Company Could Be Named Startup of the Year

Silicon Bayou News: New Orleans-based Dig, a dating app for dog lovers and owners, has made it into the top 100 of the global startup competition called Startup of the Year run by TechCrunch.

The competition has discovered and supported innovative startups since 2006, including Groupon, Uber, GrubHub, and other familiar names.

 

The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)

Good Life Detroit: According to Leigh, 55% of single adults in the U.S. are pet owners. She explained to me when a person has a pet, they already have an established relationship in their life. Therefore, finding a person who not only loves pets but is also willing to be included in the pet relationship is important. “It’s something you need to know from the start,” she told me.

 

Dig, A Dating App For Dog People, To Launch In Detroit

Daily Detroit: Dig, a dating app aimed at dog lovers, is launching in Detroit on Thursday. They’re throwing a kickoff party at WeWork Merchant’s Row in downtown Detroit.  The free party is this Thursday, September 20th from 6-8PM.

 

Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App Now Launching in Austin

Dog512: Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App is launching in Austin on Thursday, November 8 with a huge dog-friendly party! Dig is the best way for dog lovers and dog owners to find a compatible date, and it has features to plan a dog-friendly date! Austin is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, and Dig can’t wait to meet all the dog lovers and dog owners!

 

Find Someone You Dig With This Dog-Friendly Dating App

Cheddar: Dig is the dog person's dating app. Leigh Isaacson, co-founder of Dig, discusses the unique features of the dog-friendly matchmaking service, and how she's bringing dog lovers together

 

Here's how to attend dating app event for single dog owners in Detroit

Detroit Free Press: As part of a promotional campaign for Dig, the Isaacsons are holding dog-friendly events in cities across the country, including one in Detroit on Sept. 20.

The Sept. 20 event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at WeWork Merchant's Row on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Adults 21 and older and dogs of all ages are invited to the free and public event — tickets can be secured via Eventbrite.

 

Dig San Francisco Launch Party

Do The Bay: Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App is officially launching Thursday, October 11th with an exclusive, dog-friendly event at WeWork Mid Market! Entry and drinks are FREE when you download or share the Dig app.

The first 15 attendees with dogs get a full bottle of Shake & Wag Dog Food Seasoning! (Everyone gets a sample size) Let your pup try the Organic Wiggle Biscuits and Breathbone chews from V-Dog!

 

People to Watch

My New Orleans: There are dating apps that pair singles based on a wide array of things — from matching people of the same religion, to an app that pairs people based on things they hate. And now, thanks to Leigh Isaacson, there’s an app devoted to connecting dog lovers with other dog lovers.

Dig — The Dog Person’s Dating App, was co-founded by Isaacson and her sister, Casey, in 2017 and has been strategically growing city-by-city ever since.

“My job is now about dogs and love,” she said. “It’s an incredible position to be in.”

 

Chicago Pet Care Startups and the PCIP: Data, Marketing, Distribution, and Motivation

Purina Petcare Innovation Prize: “We are a quickly scaling player in the pet technology space, so it was great to meet industry leaders from Purina who could validate the importance of unique intelligent information and pet data. We got some great feedback from previous Pet Care Innovation Prize winners on how to best leverage partnerships and collaborate in the pet world, and we were blown away by the creativity and dedication of the other featured pet care startups." - Leigh Isaacson

 

Three apps to help you date, travel, or socialize with your dog in tow

The Boston Globe: Sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson of Newton consider meeting the dog just as important as meeting the parents. That’s why they created Dig, a dating app for dog lovers that tackles what Leigh Isaacson calls the “compatibility issue” head-on. “If you’re not a dog person, it’s a big adjustment [in a relationship],” she says. “Even though it’s a niche, it’s a big niche,” Isaacson says of the app. 

 

New Orleans Dog Dating App Startup Dig Selected for Purina Showcase

Silicon Bayou News: New Orleans-based Dig, a mobile dating app for dog lovers, has been selected as one of the four companies participating in the Chicago Pet Care Startup Growth event presented by Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize.

The showcase is taking place on August 15 in Chicago, where Dig will present in front of an audience and a panel of pet care founders, investors, and advisors in the industry.

 

Newton Sisters Roll Out Dating App for Dog Lovers

NBC Boston: A dating app created by two sisters from Newton, Massachusetts, is strictly for people who "Dig" dogs.

 

A Dating App For Singles Who Like Long Walks on the Beach With Dogs

Improper Bostonian: Newton natives Leigh and Casey Isaacson are giving Boston singles something to wag their tails over with the recent launch of Dig, a mobile dating app for dog lovers. “We’re bringing together the community of dog lovers in Boston in a new way.” We tapped the sisters for some breed-based dating profiles that give some insight into what users are looking for in a companion—for themselves and their pups.

 

Dig, A New Dating App for Dog Lovers, to Host Fort Point Bash

The Boston Globe:The service, based in New Orleans, was founded by Newton-raised sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, who believe that dog-friendly humans make good teams, in general. They’ll tell you that couples with dogs are better at handling stress, and how since 2006, pet ownership has increased by 28 percent among single men and 22 percent among single women, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

 
 

The Dating App for Dog Lovers Is Coming to Boston

Boston Inno: Sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson are on a mission: to help people find love with a little help from their four-legged friends. To accomplish this they created Dig, a mobile dating app designed specifically for dog lovers, which launches in Boston next week.

 

 

6 Reasons You Should be Dating a Dog Person 

I Love My Dog So Much: Dud of a date? At least you’re with your dog! Use Dig – The Dog Person’s Dating App and find dog-friendly locations near you to suggest a first date idea. For example – go to the closest dog park! BONUS: Bring a treat you got from the “daily deal” section of Dig to win over your date’s dog from the start.

 

10 Revolutionary Apps For Every Kind Of Millennial

Buzzfeed: What if we tell you that the way to your soul mate’s heart is not through their stomachs, but through your furbaby? We’re not screaming – you are! Dig is not-your-typical dating app as it finds not just another match, but someone who shares your love for dogs. Who’s the good boy now, hooman?

 

Dating app connecting dog lovers launching in Boston next month

BOSTON WHDH: Dog owners in the Boston area looking for love can now use their furry companion to attract a mate.

Two sisters from Newton founded the dating app Dig, which is aimed at bringing dog lovers together.

Casey and Leigh Isaacson found that 55 percent of single adults in the United States are pet owners, with research showing one of the best ways to get attention on dating apps is to feature your pup.

 

A New Dating App For Dog Lovers Launches in Chicago

Chicago Inno: On Saturday, Dig is hosting a launch party at the SoFo Tap in Andersonville, where it hopes new and interested users will come to mingle. To enter the bar, guests will have to show that they’ve downloaded the app onto their smartphone.

The bar is, of course, dog friendly, and it will feature professional pet photographers, dog treats and even spa services for pets. Isaacson says she expects about 150 people to attend.

 

Calling all dog lovers

Built In Chicago: Launching in Chicago with a pups&pride event, Dig is the new app everyone’s barking about. The dating app for dog people connects you with individuals who love dogs just as much as you do. Dig helps you find dog-friendly locations to meet the individual you “dig,” gives you tips from vets and trainers, and deals from pet companies. In addition to helping you find your partner, Dig hosts events and can connect you with rescue shelters to help you discover your future pooch. 

 

Introducing Dig, a new dog-friendly dating app

Philly Voice: Now available in Philadelphia, this app offers a new way to connect and date for dog lovers. Started by two sisters, Casey and Leigh Isaacson, in New Orleans, La., the app helps you connect with others by giving you five potential profiles a day that you can either “pass,” “dig” or “really dig.” Once you’ve matched, the app has suggestions for dog friendly places in the area. So no more awkward conversation about where the two of you should go, just use the feature in the messaging center to come up with date ideas. 

 

The dating app for dog lovers launching in 25 cities

App Developer Magazine: You know what they say, there are two kinds of people right? Well new research highlights the need for a dating app for dog lovers and the folks over at Dig plan to launch just that in 25 cities by the end of 2018. Dog Mom's day recently took place in NYC, with another event coming the end of this month to launch in Chicago. They say "your city could be next!

 

6 Dating Apps for Dog Lovers

Petful: If you’re on the verge of throwing in the towel when it comes to online dating, give it one more shot. This time, though, try an app created to help dog lovers connect. 

Dig’s creators describe this service as “the dog person’s dating app.” It’s simple: Just create a profile featuring both you and your dog, then find potential matches in your area. Dig will give you dog-friendly locations for dates or meet-ups and even lets you narrow down your ideal match by their dog’s size to make sure they’re a good fit for your own pet.

 

It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch: If you’re single and you have a dog, you’ll know that you can never get serious about dating someone who doesn’t like your dog. Or worse, doesn’t like dogs in general. That self selection of single dog people is the premise behind a dating app called Dig.

 

 

Louisiana Startup Accepted Into MassChallenge Boston Cohort

Silicon Bayou News: Dig is a New Orleans-based mobile app for dog lovers and dog owners with some big news to share. The company recently completed The Idea Village accelerator program in New Orleans and has already been accepted into its next accelerator, MassChallenge Boston.

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators with locations in Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, and several locations across the United States including the flagship location in Boston. The Dig team will be given access to corporate partners, mentorship, a tailored curriculum, scholarship opportunities, and co-working space.

 

New Dating App For Dog Lovers Launches in Orlando

965 WDBO:To celebrate the launch of Dig in O-Town, there’s a singles mixer happening on Sunday, May 27 at Orlando Brewing from 2-6 p.m. “Basically if you come and download Dig, we’re picking up your tab.” There will be hot dogs from Dog Haus on site and a few local dog businesses giving away goodies.  And of course, all dogs are invited. “Orlando is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country so we’re really excited to meet everyone.”

 

Dig - The Dog Person's Dating App to participate in the MassChallenge Boston 2018 program

MassChallenge: Selected from more than 1,600 promising startups across industries and regions around the world, Dig will join the most competitive cohort to date. 

As part of the 2018 cohort, Dig will have unrivaled access to top corporate partners, expert mentorship, tailored curriculum, scholarship opportunities, and more than 26,000 square-feet of co-working space in the Innovation and Design Building – all at zero cost and for zero equity. At the culmination of the four-month program, Dig will also have a chance to compete for shares of $1.5M in cash prizes at the MassChallenge Awards on Oct. 17.

 

New dating app for dog-lovers hits New Orleans

WDSU NEWS: Dig founders Casey and Leigh Isaacson built a dating app that connects dog people based on what’s most important to them. The Isaacsons said they created Dig after being duped by fake dog lovers too many times.

 

Make Sure Your Next Flame Is A Dog Person With Dig

Nibletz: Dig lets you tell your story and your dogs story so you’ll know off the bat if her boxer is going to get along with your Pomeranian or if your Dalmatian is going to get along with her Poodle. What about that ever important question about the bed, yup you’ll find that in the Dig app as well. Does she let the dogs in the bed? Does he let the dogs on the couch. From the getgo with Dig you and your future flame will know what to expect from the fur babies, and for most, that’s a deal breaker.

 

27 Tech Entrepreneurs and How They Grow Their Companies

Idea Mensch: We created Dig because being a dog lover isn’t just another box to check off on a long list of your attributes. It’s a way of life for a growing number of single people, and it’s crucial to know that up front when dating.

What strategy do you use to grow your business?

From the beginning, we’ve surrounded ourselves with advisors who have gone through start-ups and small business experience before. Without their advice and guidance, we would have been lost.


About Dig

Dog people are always looking for ways to get dogs in their lives. You’ll linger near the dog park’s fence, you’ll repeatedly offer to dog-sit while your friends are away, and you’ll scan every dating app for photos of potential matches with dogs at their sides. If you’re lucky enough to own a pup, you know that things never work out with someone if they’re not as into your dog as you are. So Dig founders Casey and Leigh Isaacson built a dating app that connects dog people based on what’s most important to them.

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A breakdown on the day’s biggest Inno story. Dogs and Dating, - The Beast - Powered by Austin Inno

Austin singles will dig new dating app matching dogs and their owners - Austin Culture Map

How This Sister Duo Developed The First Successful Dating App For Dog Lovers - Flipboard

‘Dig’ a new dating app which connects dog-people will launch in Austin - The Daily Texan

New Dating App For Dog Lovers - TheAnimalRescueSite.greatergood.com

New Dating App For Dog Lovers - Animal Life

New Dating App For Dog Lovers - Family Pet

Nace DIG, el "Tinder" para humanos perrunos que buscan pareja - Srperro.com

Fresh Meat: 10 New Android Apps Worth Checking Out - Android and Me

Canine connoisseurs on campus can mingle with the launch of a new dating app - Golden Gate Express

Dig-The Doggy Dating App Comes to Detroit! - J’adore Detroit

New Dating App Helps Dog People Find Puppy Love - I Love Dogs

Dig” Dating With Your Dog - Animal Talk by Podcast Detroit

Dig is a Dating App for Dog Owners and Dog Lovers - Launching Next

Dating In A Rural Area Is Not Easy - The Boston Globe

Apps and Webservices For Pets and Their Owners - Voice America

Bone Temps: Traveling with Fido is gaining in popularity - Biz New Orleans

Dig is for dog lovers - The Jewish Advocate

Newton Sisters Roll Out Dating App for Dog Lovers - NBC Boston

Bloomberg Baystate Business: Going to the Dogs - Bloomberg Baystate Business

The Dating App for Dog Lovers Is Coming to Boston - NBC Boston

The 'Dig' Dating App Connects Canine Lovers Together - Trendhunter

Dig, dating application for dog lovers - wwwhat's new

Dig, It's The New Dog-Friendly Dating App! - The Kane Show

24 Millennial Entrepreneurs Who Hustle Hard - Idea Mensch

Happy Hour featuring Dig - It's New Orleans

Can You Dig It? This Dog Lovers Dating App Matches You With Your Canine-Loving Mate - Hypepotamus

New dating app lets dog lovers match - KCTV5

Wintrust Business Lunch 6/25/18: Dog Dating App - WGN Radio

The Startup Roundup - Global Dating Insights

Dig-The Dog Person's Dating App - Contendercast with Justin Honaman

Dig Dates: Find Someone You Really Dig - The Pet Show

Introducing Dig, a New Dog-Friendly Dating App - Philly Voice

Find your perfect dog-loving soulmate with the Dig dating appiMore

The Perfect Dating App For Dog Lovers Now Exists - My Kiss Country 937

Must Love Dogs: A Guide to Dating - Link AKC

New Dating App For Dog Lovers Launches in Orlando - 96.5 WDBO

A new dating app launches in Shreveport for dog owners to find a compatible date - KTBS

Audio: Smarter living through apps - Via Nola Vie

Must love dogs: New dating app for dog lovers launching in Shreveport - Shreveport Times

Dating app for dog owners launches in Shreveport - KSLA

Celebrate National Dog Mom's Day This Saturday With A Free Event At Deja Vieux Food ParkBiz New Orleans

NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL DOG MOM’S DAY – Second Saturday in May - National Day Calendar

9 Gifts for Pet Parents to Make Their Lives Easier on National Dog Mom Day - People Pets

9 Nifty Mobile Apps For You & Your Pup - The Wanderer

Celebrate the First-Ever ‘Dog Mom’s Day’ on May 12th!- Dogington Post

Dog Lovers App | Dog Mom's Day - The Doggy Diva Show

Dig-The Dating App For Dog Lovers - Gals Best Friend

Casey Isaacson -Co Founder& CCO of Dig - IdeaMensch

Tech Tips: Tech for your pet - News 4 Tucson

A Dating App for You and Your Dog - iHeartRadio

New dating app gives dog lovers something to bark about - WISN

The Newell Normand Show w/ Severti Wilson, Lowry Corley, & Leigh Isaacson - WWL

New dating app for dog-lovers hits New Orleans - WDSU NEWS

These 3 startups are New Orleans' next tech wave - Nola.com

The Dating App For Dog People! - Pets and Punchlines

Could you 'Dig' a dog lover? - DogCast Radio

Must Love Dogs - Pet Business

Purina Animal Advice - KTRS 550am

'Dig' the Dog Person of Your Dreams - Veterinarian's Money Digest

 Dig Dating App for Dog Lovers - The Dog Show Julie Forbes

A dating app for dog people: Dig - The Sniff

Sisters and Co-Founders: Casey & Leigh Isaacson Prepare for the Launch of Dig, the Premiere Dog Dating App. - The Pet Friendly House

New Orleans Based Dating App For Dog Lovers Launches In New York Silicon Bayou News