This "Dating Website" for Adoptable Pets Matches You With the Perfect Rescue Dog

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Realizing you want to adopt a rescue dog is just the first step on the long road to pet parenthood. Once you've decided to bring a dog into your life, you have to do the work of finding one that matches your preferences, personality, and lifestyle. Caring for an animal is a huge commitment, and one website wants to remove some of the unknowns from pet adoption by approaching the process like a dating service.

As USA Today reports, How I Met My Dog is like Match.com for aspiring dog owners. After creating an account, you'll be asked a series of questions. Some require you to imagine how you'll be as a pet parent: Will you be a strict rule-enforcer, or a pushover with a weakness for puppy-dog eyes? Others will ask you about your current lifestyle, including where you live, how often you exercise, and your social schedule. Each question you answer brings you closer to finding the dog that fits what you're looking for and what you have to offer.

Once you've completed the survey, HIMMD suggests matches in your area. All dogs on the site are looking for forever homes, but you don't have to be ready to adopt right away to set up a profile. Whether you plan on adopting in a few months or are just entertaining the possibility, you can use the tool to see what's out there.

HIMMD's database includes dogs from shelters in 13 states. So far, roughly 1000 adoptions have been made possible by the website's matching service, according to USA Today.

If you're considering getting a dog but aren't sure if a rescue is right for you, here are some of the benefits of adopting a pet.

[h/t USA Today]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Treat Your Feline This Holiday Season With Fancy Feast’s Cat Food Advent Calendar

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Fancy Feast/Chewy

In anticipation of the holiday season, many children and adults get to unwrap mini presents each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas day, during what's known as Advent. Though Advent itself dates back to the 4th century, the version we know today, complete with the chocolate-filled calendars, was popularized in the early 1900s. And apparently it's no longer just for humans, because Fancy Feast is letting your feline roommate in on the fun with this unique cat food Advent calendar, now available at Chewy for $23.

For the 24 days leading up to Christmas, your cat will get to enjoy a variety of different wet foods, including favorites like grilled salmon, chicken, and more. There is even a unique ornament included with each calendar featuring a cat in the shape of a heart that can go right onto your tree. (Also, don't be surprised to find your actual cat making its way into the middle of your tree; they're known climbers.)

Now while you enjoy your Advent calendars from brands like LEGO, Funko, and more, your cat will be able to join in on the fun as well. To learn more about Fancy Feast's Feastivites Advent Calendar, head on over to Chewy.

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