Podcast Episode 188: The Dog Lovers Dating App FetchaDate

Have you ever used a dating app just for single pet lovers? Sheryl Matthys came up with the idea for what is now a dog lovers dating app called FetchaDate when she got her first Greyhound while living in New York City. She discovered the power of having a great WingPet™ to make the introduction to potential new friends.

Since then she’s hosted events, written a book, launched a website and an app for the Google Play and Apple App Store. With so many great experiences to pull from, Sheryl and I talk about everything from Covid dating and dog-friendly date ideas to trademarks and website hosting!

This is why I love talking to other women in the pet industry! Even if we’re talking about business and tech issues, we know that we’re all pet lovers at the core. And somehow that means we just get each other! Do you know someone like that who would be a great guest on my show? Send me an email with your guest suggestion!


Sheryl Matthys is a Pet Lover’s Matchmaker

Sheryl Matthys is the Founder of FetchaDate, Where Pet Lovers Meet!™ An app where single pet lovers create a profile to fetch – match – and date other pet lovers. She also coaches pet people on finding their pawsitive soulmate, realize their strengths, and discover their purfect match in her 8-week Pawsitive Dating System.

From the moment Sheryl got her 1st Greyhound, people on the streets of NYC started talking to her. It was then she knew the secret sauce to dating, friendships, and love! It’s a fellow pet lover.

Sheryl has appeared on tons of media outlets including Animal Planet, E!, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bravo and many more. She’s also the bestselling author of Leashes and Lovers: What Your Dog Can Teach You About Love, Life, and Happiness.

Overview of this Episode:

  • The lightbulb moment of how FetchaDate came to be
  • What’s different about dating as a dog parent
  • How Sheryl honed her writing skill in a fun way
  • What the process of trademarking is like
  • How all of Sheryl’s different businesses are connected
  • Dog-friendly first date ideas
  • Things that Sheryl has learned along the way

Resources Mentioned:

Where to Find Sheryl:


Did you find this episode helpful? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW!

You can listen to the Wear Wag Repeat Podcast through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play and many other podcast players. Subscribe so you don’t miss a single dog-inspired episode!

If you love what you hear and want to support my efforts to shine a light on more women making it work in the pet industry, please leave a review for my show on iTunes. More reviews help more people discover the show and hear our stories! Reviewing Tip: If you’re on a computer, open the link then click “Listen on Apple Podcasts” and scroll to the bottom to write a review.

You can also see all the episodes on the Podcast page of my site.

Spend Less Time Working, and More Time with Your Dog

The Wear Wag Repeat Resource Guide has over 160 apps, tools and resources recommended by my podcast guests that will help you run an efficient and successful pet industry business!

Powered by ConvertKit


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tori Mistick Labrador Dog Mom Blog

Get To Know Tori

Pack Leader

Tori Mistick is the ultimate Dog Mom Lifestyle blogger with a passion for style, chocolate labs and the color pink. Based in Pittsburgh, PA.


Lucy and Burt Wear Wag Repeat

The Pups

Lead Lab Techs

Lucy + Burt are the chocolate labrador duo in charge of testing toys, recipes and activities.

Get to Know the Dogs