Newton natives Leigh and Casey Isaacson are giving Boston singles something to wag their tails over with the recent launch of Dig, a mobile dating app for dog lovers. Already operating in Chicago, New Orleans and other cities, the app—which is a 2018 MassChallenge finalist—allows users to “dig” profiles they find fetching and also features deals from local pet purveyors and first-date locations that are four-legged-friend-friendly. “We quickly heard feedback from tons of Bostonians that it’s here where the app is really needed,” Leigh Isaacson says. “We’re bringing together the community of dog lovers in Boston in a new way.” We tapped the sisters for some breed-based dating profiles that give some insight into what users are looking for in a companion—for themselves and their pups.
Typical Owner: Humble, brilliant and gorgeous
Likes: Couches and soft pants
Dislikes: Humidity and car rides
Owner’s Perfect Date: Dinner and a movie, but specifically going out to dinner and then home to watch Netflix
Perfect Match: Bulldog owner—both dogs are demanding, persuasive and adorable.
Breed: Jack Russell terrier
Typical Owner: Fun, dynamic and usually hungry
Likes: Sleeping in, fresh croissants and sunbathing
Dislikes: Mornings Owner’s Perfect Date: Walking to get ice cream and enjoying the sunset by a lake
Perfect Match: Chihuahua owner—both dogs are social and intelligent lap dogs.
Breed: Labrador retriever
Typical Owner: Ambitious, diligent and active
Likes: The beach and great coffee
Dislikes: Arrogance and bad grammar
Owner’s Perfect Date: Watching the dogs play in the waves on the beach while drinking an amazing bottle of wine and discussing life
Perfect Match: Cardigan Welsh corgi owner—both dogs are even-tempered, loyal, affectionate and adaptable.
Breed: Pit bull
Typical Owner: Brave, generous and witty
Likes: Carbs and watching reruns of The Office
Dislikes: People who think their bag deserves its own seat on the train and people who stand on the left side of the escalator
Owner’s Perfect Date: Grabbing drinks in the courtyard of a museum, followed by a sunset picnic
Perfect Match: Doberman pinscher owner—both dogs require intelligent, responsible and dedicated owners who can handle strong bouts of cuddles and love.
Breed: Golden retriever
Typical Owner: Bubbly, confident and talented
Likes: Learning, kind people and trying new things
Dislikes: Shoveling a car out of the snow and killing bugs in the house
Owner’s Perfect Date: Bar-hopping and walking through brownstone-filled neighborhoods
Perfect Match: Irish setter owner—both dogs are obedient, eager to please and energetic.