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Meet The Matchmaker Who Specializes In Finding People Furry Companions

by Roxy Garrity
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In the search for love, finding a perfect match can be a fairly daunting task — from personality to appearance and beyond, there’s an endless list of things to consider.

When she grew tired of coming home to an empty house, Jean Ende of Brooklyn decided to start searching for a companion online. “It just was incredibly complicated, there were too many. And they were too old, too young, and too big,” said Ende.

For Shiran Arberman, also from Brooklyn, finding someone to fit her and her son’s active lifestyles was important, but viewing potential matches online was not what she hoped. “To be honest, you cannot see personality through a picture,” Arberman explained.

So both women turned to the services of matchmaker Sarah Brasky.

But Brasky is not your typical matchmaker  instead of helping people find romance, she specializes in finding canine companionship.

“I called her and I got to describe what I was looking for.” said Ende. “And when the first one didn’t work out, I could call her and say, ‘OK, this is what I liked, this is what I didn’t like.'”

“With so many dogs out there in animal shelters,” said Brasky, “it’s important that more people consider adopting rather than buying from a pet store or breeder.”

Through her services, Brasky helped both women find their perfect furry companions. For Arberman and her son, it was an 8-month-old hound mix rescue named Max, and Ende found her perfect pup in a 2-year-old Westie she calls Josie.

To find your own perfect canine companion, check out The Dog Matchmaker’s site and please SHARE with your friends and family!

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