Lonely Paws: There's a dog match-making event happening in Dublin next week
It's Valentine's Day next month, and although that simple fact would be enough to send even the most independent of us into an intense panic, it turns out that being single this mid-February doesn't actually matter that much.
Sure, if you were in a relationship you would be privy to a myriad of things including affection, loyalty, and maybe even happiness, but we don't need human beings to achieve these things.
We need animals. And more specifically, we need dogs.
That's why ahead of V-Day, the DSPCA and Dundrum Town Centre have teamed up to do some match-making of their own - between humans and pets.
You truly do love to see it.
The 'Lonely Paws' event will be taking place in the south Dublin shopping centre between February 8 to 16, giving people and pets the chance to be matched up and for the latter to find their forever home.
After all, who needs a Valentine when you've got a Pet Palentine, right?
The DSPCA will be making the initial matches either via the profiles displayed on Level 1 in the centre, or at the adoption parades on Saturday 8, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 of February between 12-4pm in the Town Square.
Then, the charity will walk all its humans through the adoption process to ensure that they're paired up with their perfect match.
“The DSPCA are delighted to be partnering with Dundrum Town Centre for the ‘Lonely Paws’ event," said Brian Gillen, CEO of the DSPCA.
"We see pets as part of the family and know how much they enrich our lives. We look forward to meeting lots of potential new pet owners for the animals in our care at Dundrum Town Centre.”
The Lonely Paws event takes place from February 8 to 16.