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Matchmaker, matchmaker: Pooch Hotel hosts “speed dating” for potential dog mates
By Kristin Larson
For Sun-Times Media
Single and looking for love, yet tired of the bar scene and can’t deal with the online drama?
Clear your Saturday, as there’s a new dating game in town — of the canine variety. Pooch Hotel, with locations in Lincoln Park and the West Loop, is hosting a “speed pooch dating” event from 1 to 3 p.m.
First, future pet parents and dogs will complete a personality and lifestyle profile (are you a couch potato or runner? The answer helps to determine whether your perfect furry match is a laid-back lap dog or an energetic pup) and then, the dating begins.
Three bachelor and bachelerottes from local dog rescue groups will be introduced to their hopeful new master for a five-minute dating session (don’t worry you can go for date two before signing up for marriage). Take the time to see if you both click, is there a love connection, any chemistry? Can you imagine spending afternoons together watching episodes of “Girls,” grabbing tacos at Big Star and hitting the beach on the weekends? These are all important things to consider, said Rosa Bajaras, general manager of the Lincoln Park Pooch Hotel.
“If you prefer calmer time spent in the comfort of your home, be sure to keep a senior dog in mind. They are often housebroken and may already be well-versed in basic dog training commands,” Bajaras said. “However, if the beach and parks are more your speed, think high energy and go for Lab mixes and Collie breeds.” Finally, is this the kind of dog that might help you meet “the one” — the “human one?
Having a little furry buddy might just be better than any dating subscription, as studies have shown that one in four pet parents have met dates while walking their dogs, according to a story in the Daily Mail.
So, ready to meet your poochie match? Make sure to bring a photo ID and check book. The speed dating events will be located at Pooch Hotel Lincoln Park at 2228 N. Clybourn Ave., (773) 348-2646, and in the West Loop at 214 W. Monroe St., (312) 243-2700.