Speed dating dog. (CBS News photo)
Speed dating dog. (CBS News photo)

These dogs went speed dating to find their perfect Valentine’s Day match

This Valentine’s Day, even dogs are looking for love. But how does a pup find their perfect match? Doggy speed dating, of course.

These pups, also known as appletheyorkie1 and _toby_the_doggy_ on Instagram, dressed for the occasion.MONICA MAMANI
These pups, also known as appletheyorkie1 and _toby_the_doggy_ on Instagram, dressed for the occasion.MONICA MAMANI

Many of the pet parents were ready to find their pups a match. “Cody is single and ready to mingle,” said one of the event organizers, Anj Chang-Finnie, of her dog. Donna Modafferi jokingly said of her dog Charlie, “Trying to get this girl married so she can get out of my house.”

In addition to speed dating, the event featured themed snacks for the dogs and owners and a special showing of Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” to really get the romance going.

The event was organized by “The Barking Lot,” a “group of dog moms” who met through Instagram and are now “friends in real life,” said Chang-Finnie. Many of the dogs have successful animal Instagram accounts.

These dogs, known as codycuddlebug and lifewithpenny on Instagram, settle in to watch Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" at the event. MARIKO MIYAKE
These dogs, known as codycuddlebug and lifewithpenny on Instagram, settle in to watch Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” at the event. MARIKO MIYAKE

The women get together regularly to socialize with each other and their pups. Chang-Finnie said the group is open to dogs of all ages, sizes and personalities.

However, the event wasn’t only about the dogs who attended. The meet-up raised nearly $300 for Best Friends Animal Society, an animal outreach and rescue nonprofit organization, through a donation jar.

“We want the dogs to have fun and find love. And we also want to spread the joy and hopefully help a few other rescue animals find love on their own,” said Chang-Finnie.

This pup, known as edgar_the_wiener on Instagram, came dressed to impress. MARIKO MIYAKE
This pup, known as edgar_the_wiener on Instagram, came dressed to impress. MARIKO MIYAKE

“All of you dogs out there without a home this Valentine’s Day, just know that you are loved and we hope that you find a forever home very, very soon,” said dog owner Christa Whitlow.

While every dog in attendance may not have been hit with Cupid’s arrow, the group certainly spread the love to help less fortunate pups and make their holiday a little brighter.

Author: CBS News
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