For a lot of people, their companion animals are a huge part of their lives, which is why there are pet lover personals.
These online dating sites allow individuals to meet other people that love their pets just as much.
The group is hosting the first in a series of dating events called "Meet My Owner," a singles mixer for pet owners.
Participants are asked to first fill out a profile with questions like "What would your pet say about you? " Relucio hopes it will make meeting other pet owners easy and fun."There will be drinks, icebreakers and maybe board games," she said.
Animal lover dating is included in the mutual interests of these people, who have reared cattle, cows and sheep on their lands for generations.
From sites like dating websites are now available to singles. Karen Prager, says niche websites are a great way to start dating. She's a counseling psychologist at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Although many parts of Ireland have been urbanized, the matchmaking tradition is far from a dying art.
With festivals and pageants of various kinds showcasing the most eligible men and women in numerous regions of Ireland every year, there are other ways to meet people other than in a traditional social setting such as the pub.
She has seen first hand how online dating has changed and is a big proponent of pet themed sites."When we're looking at blending a family, guess what, you're blending your pets as well," Spira said.
Dating experts caution, it's important to stay realistic and just because someone is a pet lover, doesn't mean they're your perfect match.