How I Met My Dog

Don't just adopt a dog, adopt your dog.

At How I Met My Dog™ we custom match you with your canine soulmate.  

Every dog is different and so is every person looking for a dog.  With so many dogs out there, how can you be sure that the dog you're bringing home is the right match for you?

How I Met My Dog makes matches based on behavior and lifestyle, so the dog you fall in love with is a dog you can truly live with. 

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How it Works

How It Works

Using Personality, Expectations, and Training Style, our proprietary P.E.T. Profile™ filters for more than 30 levels of human and dog comPETibility. We custom match you with great dogs from trusted rescue partners and private families. Matching is free.

Take the Survey

First we’ll show what kind of pet parent you are. Then we’ll show you your matches.

See Your Matches

Every dog you see is a custom match, so feel free to fall in love at first sight.

Apply for a Dog

Apply directly to shelters, rescues, or rehomers, using our Common Application.

Adopt Your Dog

Meet the dog, and if the chemistry feels right, finalize the details with the shelter, rescue, or rehomer.

How I Met My Dog’s well-thought out custom matching algorithm will, I believe, increase the number of long lasting relationships between dogs and families.
– Dr. Nicholas Dodman President and CEO of the Center for Canine Behavior Studies.
Professor Emeritus, Tufts University

comPETibility matters™

At How I Met My Dog, we think comPETibility matters.™ Our custom matches are just the beginning. comPETibility happens when you achieve a balanced relationship that works for both you and your dog. And we help you get there.

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