DogMatch is an app that offers a digital platform that will bring pets and elders together. It intends to diminish feelings of boredom and loneliness, and facilitate social contact. In addition, it will generate a social network between elderly people and pet owners.

This app aims to change peoples lives with as little “app intervention” as possible. Helping to develop real world interactions and social relations; not just digital. We wish to bring together two social groups that spend their days alone, and generate a network of help and support. This will be achieved by creating a starting point for new social interactions that will diminish depression and the time spent alone by elders (and dogs alike), and give them all a sense of fulfillment. Our main objective is to create a bridge from app and digital matches to real life and eventually the concept of new families.