I recently came across a cool pet social network called Petpav.com, short for Pet Pavilion. It's kind of like Facebook for pets. The pets and pet businesses on the site are friendly and often funny, and it’s a great way to meet other furry companions, which I typically do through Facebook and Twitter, but on Petpav.com they're concentrated, and no worries about their profiles being taken down by the Facebook pet police.
As social networking has become insanely popular, it seems like we didn't know how we managed to stay connected to our friends, family, and co-workers before! But now our pets have their very own platform where they can connect with other pets and pet guardians.
A Warm Welcome
When you first sign onto the site, you fill out a profile for your pet or pet business (like other similar sites, no surprises) and then you're welcomed by Sammy, a sassy orange tabby cat and the site administrator.
Once you build a profile for your pet, like I did for one of my dogs, Pearl, you navigate to the "petworking" wall, similar to the newsfeed on Facebook, and introduce your pet, ask questions, meet other pets and their owners, etc.
You can brag about your pet by uploading photos, videos, and making comments on the petworking wall. Pearl likes to brag (and beg for cyber cookies), so I'm sure she'll be on her well, imploring other members to send her photos of yummy eats. I have found that the other members on the site are fun, passionate, interesting pet people.
Also, if you have a problem with your pet, you can ask other pet guardians for advice. If you want to find a good veterinarian nearby, you can ask if anyone has a recommendation, or give you some tips for your overweight dog (poor chubby Pearl, she'll be getting some advice in that area).
Pet businesses can promote their business for free to an all-pet audience. Pet businesses can also become Pet Business of the Week, and who doesn't like to win that kind of award? The Pet Business of the Week is featured in PetPav's weekly newsletter and is promoted on Facebook, Linked-in, and Twitter.
Weekly Articles on Pet Care
PetPav also has some interesting articles that help pet guardians with pet health issues, announces local pet events, and breaks pet news. Once you join, you get a weekly newsletter with the top articles of the week. I get TONS of newsletters and junk mail, but I don't mind getting this one since it's literally only once a week and doesn't clog up my inbox.
With Facebook getting so big, it’s nice to find another place for pets that they can call their cyber home. It's a great concept.I’m interested to see how Peptav.com continues to grow. See you there?