Set The Ideal Playdates For Dogs │ Momo Project

Organize And Set The Ideal Playdates For Dogs │ Momo Project

ANIMAL INNOVATIONS SHOW - EPISODE 205 - MOMO PROJECT

Set The Ideal Playdates For Dogs │ Momo Project

As the saying goes, there are many fish in the sea. While that is true, finding the right and perfect match is still challenging. That doesn’t just apply to humans — the same goes for dogs, too!

Finding your dog’s ideal match and friend is not a walk in the park. Though, it is made much easier by this platform — the Momo Project! It is a pet wellness service and platform that can help pet owners connect with other parents and help them set up the perfect playdates for dogs!

 

Looking For The Perfect Playmate For Your Dog?

Organize And Set The Ideal Playdates For Dogs │ Momo Project

According to Rebekah Kang, founder and CEO, the Momo Project is an online platform that provides pet playdate matching services. She explained that the app has a mission that aligns with her goals.

“It has a goal to support dog parents in raising their beloved dogs by providing well-matched playdates and easy access to information and resources.”

Rebekah’s main inspiration behind the app is her dog, Momo — a pandemic puppy who, due to the lockdown, needed socialization due to the lack of exposure to other dogs. She knew many pandemic puppies must have the same problem as her Momo, which pushed her to create the app.

Another driving point is when one of her other dogs developed cardiovascular disease, one she wasn’t aware existed. She did extensive research and sought to reach out to other pet owners who experienced the same problem, hoping to ask for advice.

Rebekah recognized the need for an online community where pet parents can connect and discover each other. Hence, the creation of the Momo Project!

“I think it is very important that you need to be connected to the right person.”

With the platform, you can receive recommendations based on your dog’s size, breed, age, energy level, and more! It makes finding and setting ideal playdates for dogs much easier!

 

Connect With Fellow Dog Owners And Plan The Perfect Playdate

Organize And Set The Ideal Playdates For Dogs │ Momo Project

Signing up for the Momo Project, you must create a social profile for your dog. You need to input the necessary information, such as playstyle, age, breed, and more. You will also need to share if they are vaccinated or not and if they are spayed or neutered.

Note that this information can help you find the perfect playmate for your dog. Also, the more dog information well-managed and aligned within the platform, the better it will be to find a match!

“The more common they share, the better the dog’s experience.”

With Momo Project, you can almost effortlessly learn the necessary information to find your dog their new best friend! Moreover, the platform can also help you connect with other dog parents in your neighborhood.

 

You can find recommendations for pet services and share your favorite places with fellow dog parents! You can do all of those and more with the Momo Project! Are you looking to sign up? Go directly to their official website and create an account now!

Also, you can take Momo Project everywhere as it is now available on the App Store and Google Play Store!

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Rebekah: Hi, I’m Rebekah Kang, and you’re turned in to The Animal Innovations Show.

Chris: Awesome.

So, Rebekah welcome. Thank you for joining us.

Tell us who you are and how you’re innovating and helping animals.

Rebekah: I’m the CEO and the founder of Momo Project.

It’s a pet wellness service startup based in LA West Hollywood.

And our latest project, the Meet My Dog Challenge, MMDC; Playdates for Dog App has a goal to support dog parents in raising their beloved dogs by providing well-matched playdates and easy access to information and resources from the dog parents to each other.

Chris: I mean, tell me more about this. 

How does this work?

How did you come up with the idea?

Rebekah: When you use the service,  you create your social profile of your dog that—you know, their playstyle and then how old they are, whether they’re vaccinated or spayed or neutered.

So, a lot of our users right now because they are a little bit worried about, you know, a lot of locations, like dog parks and then a lot of dogs they’re unaware of.

So, they would like to specifically set the play date based on the same breed may be or same energy, like similar age or that similar age has a—usually share the energy level.

Also, the playstyle based on the breed, your dog might share the same playstyle as well.

So, I think the more common you share,  the dogs have a good experience. So, a lot of our users wants to provide that good experience on playdates.

So, I think they come to our service and then they download and then they create a profile for their dog so, that they actually exchange a lot of information before their first encounter so that they can set the best time for themselves and then they can actually meet and then they can have the best playdates.

So, that’s how it works.

And then how I came up with this, ever since I decided to start a company in a pet wellness, I did a lot of different projects.

Where I am right now is that I think there are a lot of pandemic puppies who had less interaction with other dogs.

A lot of our users, including myself, we know that our beloved dogs need to be socialized to be independent and then for their well-being—my dog as well—Momo is also a pandemic puppy and then she barks at other dogs right now.

So, what I do is I plan a lot of playdates in the service so that she can have a different experience and then she can have a good experience.

So, one at a time instead of—you know, putting her to the dog park. And then, there are so many random dogs that she doesn’t know.

So, I think it doesn’t really help her to grow her personality and social skills.

I think right now, so many pandemic puppies, there are owners, they’re worried about socialization skills, there has been a lot of needs and then when  I look at the survey, a lot of dog owners are worried about and concerned about their dog socialization.

I realized that, “Oh, I do need to work on a service,” but that I’ve always wanted to build a community service but I always had to look for where to begin in terms of the community.

Because not everybody just come to your service at once.

Always look for: What would be the one killing feature that everybody is looking for right now that doesn’t exist.

That’s where we are right now.

And then we have about 1500 people are using our service and about more than 50% people keep coming back and then they’re looking for the playdates and then we are obviously right now even every other week keep iterating our product.

Chris: So, what’s your vision?

I mean, where does the Momo Project go, what’s next? It sounds like the playdate is just obviously one piece of it.

But what’s the vision for Momo Project?

Rebekah: I believe that: It takes a village to raise a dog, of course, a child too.

But when I had my schnauzer—two schnauzers, one of them was suffering from cardiovascular disease.

First of all, I didn’t know there was that this kind of disease existed. And then, schnauzers are weak to those kind of—one of the common diseases for schnauzers.

I did not know.

And also, when I took him to the veterinary office, the vet asked me two different options.

There are two different medications and these are side effects—there are pros, and cons.

And what do you think? And, how do I know?

So, I started googling crazy and I wish there were someone schnauzer owners who went through or who are in this process or in the situation or who knows more about me.

So that, you know, what I need to do as a dog owner, what kind of diet I need to provide.

And I spend most of time with my dog. And then I really wanted to know the action item like: What to do?

So, other than looking at him suffering from cardiovascular disease and giving him the medication, I had no idea what to do.

Even when I knew that my dog was suffering from the disease, I really wanted to be connected to other dogs—schnauzer owners.

There were no way that I can—I felt very…I was stuck. Like I couldn’t meet anyone and I couldn’t find anyone.

I would love to build a community in the future where we start with the playdates and also parents life section as well.

But the more dog’s information are well aligned and well managed within the platform. 

So, the next dog owner, when—you know, they move into LA, they don’t know how to adjust their dog to the LA. They don’t know where to go and what to do. Then they can be connected to the LA dog owners, and then they can actually give them what to do in terms of anything.

So, I think that’s very important that you need to be connected to the right person and right—you know, for advice and recommendation.

So, I would love to build that community from now on.

Chris: Yeah, I think that’s great.

And I mean, you only launched it a few months ago and it sounds like it’s already starting to grow and you obviously have a big vision and a roadmap for what you want to do.

So, tell people where they can download the app, how can they get involved and learn more.

Rebekah: It’s called MMDC.

It’s Meet My Dog Challenge playdates for your dog. They are both available in iTunes and also the Google Play so, you can use as an Android user or the iPhone user.

Chris: So, I appreciate you coming on and talking about this and certainly we’ll try and do our best to promote you and get people to download the app so that, they can get involved.

And as I just wrap up the show, I think Rebekah, you’re just a great example of somebody that has a passion and has a vision and so maybe somebody’s watching or listening to us today and they’ve got an idea, something that can help animals or the people that love them.

We’d love to know about it. We’d love to have them on the show.

Just open your browser, go to INNOVATIONS.SHOW and we’d be happy to have you on.

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Rebekah, thank you so much for coming on. Thank you for what you’re doing. I’m excited to see what 2023 is going to bring for you.

Rebekah: Thanks so much for having me.

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