New Orleans Dog Dating App Startup Dig Selected for Purina Showcase

New Orleans-based Dig, a mobile dating app for dog lovers, has been selected as one of the four companies participating in the Chicago Pet Care Startup Growth event presented by Purina’s Pet Care Innovation Prize.

The showcase is taking place on August 15 in Chicago, where Dig will present in front of an audience and a panel of pet care founders, investors, and advisors in the industry.

“We’re proud to be recognized as an emerging player in this exciting market,” said Dig CEO and Co-Founder Leigh Isaacson. “This is an incredible opportunity to build on our strategic partnerships in the booming pet industry.”

Dig is designed for users to find someone who loves dogs as much as they do, or to find someone who will end up getting a dog with them in the future. The company has already made a splash in cities outside of New Orleans, including New York, Chicago,  and Boston.

“We launched Dig in Chicago in June with a Pups & Pride event and in Boston last week, and already the dog and singles communities in both cities have been incredibly enthusiastic and welcoming,” said Dig CCO and Co-Founder Casey Isaacson