A sophomore at Shanghai Normal University’s School of Business set up a pet matchmaking agency in Shanghai with his friends in hopes of helping people find suitable “life partners” for their pets. And now you’ve seen everything.
Animals are believed to experience loneliness and depression as human-beings do. It was this thought, along with an ‘unfortunate dog marriage’, that inspired Dong Xiaocen to launch his matchmaking company for man’s best friend.
Enter Bill. Bill is a two-year-old male Schnauzer whose owner, a woman surnamed Qian, had spent a lot of effort and time finding a suitable dog of the same breed for her beloved canine to mingle with. After the two dogs “tied the knot”, they gave birth to beautiful Schnauzer puppies. The two dog owners eventually had a fight over the ownership of the puppies and, ultimately, the two dogs were not allowed to meet again.
This led Dong to pose the question: “If there were a professional intermediary for matchmaking, then we could avoid such endings, couldn’t we?” He then invited her seven classmates, all pet lovers, to set up a pet matchmaking agency and run the business together.
With pet stores opening everywhere today, Dong is confident that there is a market niche for his pet matchmaking service.
He and his partners have also conducted a market survey, the results of which revealed that 67 percent of interviewees were keen to find a partner for their pets.
As an added bonus, his company even arranges wedding packages for the pets, including a wedding ceremony.
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By Christy Mak