“If you really want to get to know someone you’re dating, then have them meet your cherished live-in companion, your dog — or, in my case, dogs,” said the 27-year old Rotonda, who has four.

In an e-mail interview, he said the idea for the site came about when his last relationship ended.

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Getting out with your dog can lead to more than just a healthier lifestyle and a better bond with your pet -- it can lead to love."I wanted to have social opportunities with my dog," said Angie Gwiazdon, owner of K9-Connection, a Minneapolis-based canine networking program.

Gwiazdon created a program that allows dog lovers and dogs to meet like-minded people, share some food and get to know one another in a no-pressure, fun atmosphere.

Rotonda offers three ideas for a howling good time.

Dog beaches and parks: The dog-loving Bay Area certainly isn’t lacking for dog-friendly parks and beaches.

Daters can socialise while their dogs join the activity sessions and a four-legged friendly soft play area.

The event will mark the launch of socials, a new event programme bringing like-minded people together for fun activities.

“It just clicked when my ex left with her dog: I told myself I had to do something to help people like myself who absolutely love their dogs.” As with any typical dating site, the user creates his or her profile, except You Must Love Dogs Dating includes the user’s dog’s profile as well.

This allows the user to share the dog’s history in addition to the types of dogs both human and canine get along with best.

Read on for some fun ideas for spending Valentine's Day with your four-legged friend—no reservation required.

RELATED: 22 Insta-Famous Pets You Desperately Need to Follow Our dogs spend enough time begging for what's on our plates and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to let them in on the deliciousness.

Lighthearted but packed with useful information for dog lovers of all levels of expertise, Am I Boring My Dog?