Pawsley: The Social Network for Dogs and Their Owners

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As someone who is always trying to look for a recommended dog sitter or the cheapest place to buy dog food, Pawsley makes sense. The social networking site is like a Facebook for pet owners. Instead of annoying everyone on your News Feed about your desire to figure out why Bruno keeps peeing on the bed, you can just post your request to people who care about pet issues and are more likely to have an answer.

While other Facebook-integrated apps like Dogbook do a similar thing, Pawsley gives you the ability to share your dog crazy tendencies without freaking everyone you know out.  (If you still want to post that video of that adorable thing Greta does with her food, the site gives you an option to share it on your social networks.) Search options make it easy to find other pet owners in your area for playdates or groups that help you cater to your dog’s dietary needs.

An added bonus: Pawsley is useful if you are in the mood for pet-themed social buying coupons. Similar to the Groupon and Living Social model, the site will sell pet-themed deals worth over 40 percent off the original price. Each purchase also gets you points; in the future, they can be traded in for gift certificates and other fun stuff.

Right now there’s no Pawsley deal in my area besides a free 100 point offer for reading about The Animal Medical Center. But seeing that pet products tend to be among my biggest expenses, it’s something that I’ll definitely keep an eye on. Four percent of all proceeds from the site go to charity, which is always a good thing to hear.

The company is in beta testing currently, but if you submit your zip code and email address, they’ll notify you when there is a code available for you. It only took me a couple hours to get mine. It’s worth checking out and seeing everyone’s pets, even though you think yours is the cutest and smartest one out there.

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