New Pet website Shortlisted for the Impact Media 'Elevate Awards' 2009

Pet Social networking website has been shortlisted for the Impact Media ‘Elevate Awards’ 2009. ‘Now in its fourth year, the award – worth €120,000 was established to recognise and reward start up businesses.’’
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Nov. 5, 2009 - PRLog -- Social networking site has been shortlisted for the Impact Media ‘Elevate Awards’ 2009. ‘Now in its fourth year, the award – worth €120,000 was established to recognise and reward start up businesses who’ve had the courage to take a great idea and run with it.’’

There are already dating and friendship sites for all kinds of niche communities, so it shouldn’t be surprising that someone’s spotted a gap for animals who need to meet up with others of their species. Founded by Barbara Hanly, has gained phenomenal response since its launch only last month and is continues to grow in popularity each day.

Petchums was created to allow pet owners coordinate meetings with other animals in their local area for dog walks, pet sitting and even play dates! ‘’Play dates are very important for the social development of dogs and cats’’ explains Barbara. ‘’Besides it being fun for your pets, it is a great way for people to connect’’ is free to use, members can create profiles for their pets, upload photos, videos and make new pet adoring friends.

‘’We’re very thankful to have such a great community and to have the opportunity to know so many super pets through the site. Feedback has been very positive with members creating groups for a whole range of loves and interests including boxer enthusiasts, cat fanatic’s and even a group for fellow rat lovers’’

She added ‘’There was no where really for pet owners to go for information on pets, not just cats and dogs but reptiles and other animals too. I saw a huge need in the market for an online space dedicated to pet owners so I set about creating, a free informative and interactive website for animal lovers and never looked back!’’

Members can even ask for pet related advice from a panel of experts including Briairhill vets, Dog Training Ireland and Tail Waggers dog grooming and holistic specialist. To join please go to

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Having created an informative and interactive online community for pet lovers, our goal at PetChums is to make life with your pets as stress free and enjoyable as possible. We see our website as a virtual park where you meet new friends, share advice, discuss pet related topics and even exchange pet sitting or dog walking services with other PetChums users!

PetChums is a website made for animal lovers, by animal lovers. We are truly passionate about the welfare and happiness of all pets. Along with being a website for much loved and well cared for pets, we hope that PetChums can also play its part in helping less fortunate animals. We are dedicated to promoting the outstanding work carried out by Animal Welfare Organisations each and every day.

Proud pet parents, it’s your pet’s time to shine! PetChums allows them to steal the limelight and show off their brilliant and unique personalities.
Source:Barbara Hanly
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