What Exactly Is I am Adoptable?
I am Adoptable is a website and mobile app being developed by two animal lovers who both see the need for a more powerful and transparent approach to finding a new pet. Both Mario and I share an enormous passion for animals and each work in the internet industry. Understanding how important online platforms can be to find the information you need, we noticed that it still can be a very difficult process to find the right pet for your lifestyle and household, and picture-based animal adoption websites are very limited in allowing a person to really learn and bond with an animal. So what is the easiest way to find your new best friend and save a life? Through Video!
Why Animal Videos vs Pictures?
See the true characteristics of each animal! For example, I see a picture of a pet and it warms my heart. I see a video of an animal and this overwhelming wave of love and compassion runs through me because I am instantly bonding with his or her personality. 72.1 million US smartphone users watched video on their devices at least monthly in 2013 according to Emarketer. This is expected to rise this year to 86.8 million, more than a quarter of the US population. Think of rescue animals on videos this way... Why do you think Mylo and Otis always hits a soft spot? Because you are seeing the dog and cat’s fun and goofy personalities and instantly falling in love with the two characters. If they went up for adoption they would have a new home in a split second.
A Major Issue With Finding An Animal
What many people often do is go to a pet store or breeder, or jump onto Craigslist to buy an animal because it seems to be very easy. I always ask people I meet with animals how they found their pet, and I hear very frequently that they purchased him or her off of the Internet from a breeder or household miniature puppy mill. How many people do we know that have bred their animals and sold their offspring? The Humane Society has released statistics that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year just in the U.S alone, of whom approximately 3-4 million are put to death. All purchasing an animal does is promote animal breeding, which then leads to millions of pets each year around the world in shelters or rescues being sold to slaughter or euthanized because they haven’t found a good home. It is a vicious cycle occurring that can easily be stopped by creating a simple way to fall in love with an animal and adopt versus buying.
The Solution to This Widespread Issue
So how do you search for an animal to adopt in your area, and quickly learn all about his or her personality, characteristics, size, and energy? ...Video! By browsing through video clips of animals who are needing new homes, you can quickly learn all about a pet you are interested in, and then contact the shelter or rescue to learn about bringing him or her into your household.
How Does I am Adoptable Work?
How are we going to help make a change in the animal adoption process? Let us explain it to you! All you need to do is visit IamAdoptable.com or launch our mobile app and create a custom search for the particular breed of pet you are interested in adopting. You can search locally or even out of your area for pets, and the results will show hundreds or thousands of animal videos that have been uploaded by rescues or shelters. Once you have found an animal that you are certain will be your new best friend, you can easily view the shelter or rescue's profile on I am Adoptable to learn more about the facility, and then easily connect through our site with the adoption coordinators to take the next step! Individuals who are unable to keep their pets can also post adoption videos on their own, which will help prevent shelter overpopulation from pets being dropped off by owners who can't relocate their pet to a friend or family member.
So You Are Ready To Be a Part of Our Mission?
So how can you help? Developing I am Adoptable costs money like every website or app, and we are seeking funds from people with huge hearts like you to help fund development, support bandwidth for the videos being played, and also to market the site to shelters and animal lovers like you. We have extensively researched the need of having a video platform with many rescues, and they are very excited to begin uploading their animal videos so their beloved pets find incredible homes. With strong marketing backgrounds, we are extremely confident that with your help we can get the word out about I am Adoptable around the world, and are hoping to develop a trend for people to always adopt versus purchasing an animal.
All contributions will go towards the site and mobile app development and promotion to the public, and because you are animal lovers like us, we have perks available for a variety of levels of donations given. If you can’t donate, we understand and appreciate you! Please share our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social media sites to help spread the word of saving animals’ lives through I am Adoptable. Thank you so much for helping us change the way animals are adopted, and for joining the mission to save lives and connect more animals with loving homes.