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Helping you become a better companion to your furry friends.

Drastic changes to our lifestyle during the height of COVID have awakened people’s interest in animal companionship. We’ve witnessed a record number of pet adoptions from shelters across America. Unfortunately, this has also led to some people having unrealistic expectations about raising a pet because they have minimal experience caring for one.

Shepherd is a mobile app for potential pet owners to emulate a healthy and sustainable lifestyle with pets within the comfort of their own homes. Shepherd offers a variety of AR pet simulations to help users fully visualize the responsibilities of raising pets realistically and believably. In addition, Shepherd users can take advantage of the onboarding questionnaires that will help them find their perfect match based on their lifestyle. Shepherd also streamlines the end-to-end adoption process by offering a list of eligible pets and adoption events nearby.