A Dog Rescuer’s Lament: If Only Dating Were More Like Pet Adoption

Written by: Arin Greenwood

March 10, 2016

Amy Klein used to be a casting director for movies, but she got “fed up with having bad days because some actor didn’t like their dressing room.”

Now she works full time in animal rescue – primarily with Bark Avenue Foundation and Marley’s Mutts – which is more rewarding for the psyche, but has also raised a nagging concern for the unattached Klein: Why can’t finding a spouse be as simple as rescuing a pet?

“That sucks that you can’t just find a guy who ‘walks well on a leash,'” she says.


At BarkPost, we spend a lot of time celebrating when someone finds their perfect family. Usually, that someone is a dog — but we love people as well, especially those who devote themselves to helping animals.

So here, now, we’d like to help this single dog rescuer find a forever home. Or, you know, at least score a decent meet-and-greet.


Given her line of work, Amy obviously loves dogs. She loves that they love and trust unconditionally, that they “share love openly and honestly.”

It is possible that spending so much time with dogs has exacerbated some tendencies to prefer canine company to that of rather more complicated humans, since hanging around with the pups is “safer than trusting someone who might have judgments,” she admits.

What Amy’d like to find is a man with some dog-like qualities — like loyalty — and who shares her commitment to animal rescue.

Says Amy:

“Yesterday morning, I jumped in my car and drove over an hour to the middle of nowhere to get a dog out of a shelter that was dumped there at the age of 19. I don’t want someone who looks in awe of someone doing that. I want someone who doing something like that would be a given.”

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Amy was born in New York and has lived and traveled all over the world. She’s now in Los Angeles with two of her rescue dogs, Molly and Gracie, whom she describes as relatably co-dependent.

According to Amy:

“Molly barks at people when they try to get too close but then she also panics when people try to leave so there’s that.”

Her dogs are perfect little creatures, obviously, but Amy is still getting a bit stir-crazy in her current situation.

She would like to find a new person to join her pack — soon, if possible.


Amy gets along great with kids and other pets. Her own age is best described as “old enough to know better but young enough to not give a ****.” She doesn’t much care what age her partner is, or what he does for a living.

She is looking for a fellow who shares her interests in hiking, eating dinner with friends, going to the movies, fantasizing about having pet miniature horses, and rolling around on the floor “playing tug-of-war with my dogs.”

Also appealing would be someone who shares her sweet vision of what life looks like a decade from now.

“I’d love to be sitting on a porch, watching the sunset, watching my dogs running in a field or on a beach and having someone holding my hand,” Amy says. “Watching all the animals we’ve accumulated throughout the years. Horses, pigs, goats, llamas, etc. And, of course, lots of dogs.”

Amy is open to moving out of state for the right situation. Email [email protected] – double entendre intended – for more.

A home visit will be required.

Images via Amy Klein

Written by: Arin Greenwood

March 10, 2016

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