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Hello I am Alexia, the founder of You might ask, what inspired me to create this website?!

Since I was a young child I have always been attracted to animals, as I have grown and traveled, I realized how many animals were in difficult situations and maltreated. I wanted to help, any way I could. But how could I change anything?!

At the age of 12, I decided that I had to take things into my own hands, and that even if I was young and only a middle-school student, I could make a difference.

I visited quite a number of animal shelters and was shocked to see how many dogs (and other animals) had been abandoned or were lost (and this only in the Bay Area). All these amazing animals, just waiting for a loving home… how was this possible?

We are bombarded by publicity about web-sites geared to helping people from all over the country meet and find their “soul mates”, web-sites that determine “who should meet who” according to specific interests & criteria that match people together… Why not do the same for people looking of the ultimate companion, the known BFF to all, the doggy?!

And what better solution than to have these matches be with the least fortunate four legged friends around, the shelter dogs?! These beings that have suffered and are now just waiting, day by day, for someone to walk in and shine the light on their lives!

YourDoggyMatch was born!

I hope that you will be able to share my story with your friends and family and that soon all these local shelters will be empty and all the great dogs out there, dreaming of a loving home, will actually be in one.

I began this project in the Bay Area, but I am hoping to expand soon. If you are interested in adding your dogs to this website, or if you have any questions. Please contact me. I would love to hear your thoughts!