Where My Dogs At: A social network for man and man's best friend

Where My Dogs At is a new networking app angled at dog lovers and their four-legged friends looking for local dog-friendly places to go and people to meet.

Think Facebook for Fido, with a “Yelp for dogs” approach, built around a location-based search and rating of dog-friendly businesses, restaurants, parks and apartments with detailed listings and user reviews.

Rather than “checking in,” users “mark their territory” at their favorite locations, interact with fellow dog lovers and let their friends know which places and businesses have earned their “paw of approval.”

This may sound like satire, but it isn't. Animal lovers are a huge market, and many people like to share pictures of their pets — especially on social networks.

“Everybody loves these days, even dogs,” said , co-founder and chief executive of Where My Dogs At. Kolker was inspired by his energetic cocker spaniel named Eddie and wanted to find new dog-friendly places to take him. After compiling a list of dog-approved places in Los Angeles, Kolker's childhood Gareth Wilson (president and creative director) suggested that the two partner up and put that data into a social app. The two were graduate students at USC's Annenberg Program of Online Communities.

Kolker and Wilson received $ 10,000 from the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab to build the Where My Dogs At app and later got $ 20,000 in seed funding from the start-up accelerator program StartEngine.

Where My Dogs At tries to “socialize dogs with its social components,” Kolker

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    • pricepatrick64
    • May 20, 2013

    They are like my sisters…..doesn’t matter where, it’s on!

    • ichfressemenschen
    • May 20, 2013

    that’s one real bitchfight.

    • misteeq64
    • May 20, 2013

    That looks like me trying to separate my children when they fight

    • James D.
    • May 20, 2013

    that is one big motherfucking house. impressive

    • James D.
    • May 20, 2013

    i liked the tensions that built up amongst all of the dogs when the sisters started fighting. that was awesome.

    • Micky Stuckey
    • May 20, 2013

    That is a dumb answer…………. I have a Rottweiler Female and I have a Pit Pull female and they love eachother

    • nooooooooooooooooo73
    • May 20, 2013

    ok? your nice… i said there’s the danger of it, its just a known fact, it doesn’t mean its impossible if their smart. it was just weird that she was already having the problem and didn’t even think of that 

    • foshizzlfizzl
    • May 20, 2013

    Hmmm…makes sense!!!!Tnx

    • BmoReYCE
    • May 20, 2013

    Ceser Millan reminds me so much of Tony Stark. Im not sure why…

    • gobble anderson
    • May 20, 2013

    bitches be crazy

    • Sarah Engle
    • May 20, 2013

    how would you handle two large dogs, it seems easier to handle two smaller dogs?

    • Edwin Orozco
    • May 20, 2013

    so ruby was too much for him huh,

    • Shafiq Zulhilmi
    • May 20, 2013

    i study my cat and i know when he will strike me and exactly a second before he try to scracth me i already pull my head backward. and i will throw water to any cat if they start to fight. sometimes i distract them by giving food. maybe this can apply to dog

    • gteran
    • May 20, 2013

    This was a long boring episode with nothing going on

    • easymadam
    • May 20, 2013

    aww when jinx begged i almost died. Too cute.

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    • May 20, 2013

    for cash

    • Kent Phillips
    • May 20, 2013

    “You’re a stranger to my house, but this is my house.” Badass.

    • nicoicko
    • May 20, 2013

    Ruby went to a farm far far away…….

    • splicer15
    • May 20, 2013

    that’s the problem I have. Two full grown male pitbulls; and my wife ain’t getting close when all hell breaks loose to help me. That’s a video I NEED to see.

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