When it comes to looking for love, finding a match isn't always easy. This is true of people, and it applies to pets as well. Superfish's PetMatch app tries to cut down on the amount of time it takes to find a companion. Users open the app, snap a picture of the kind of dog or cat they're looking for, and peruse a list of similar ones just waiting for someone to come along and adopt them.

Superfish specializes in the development of image recognition software, and the company has come out with a couple of ways of utilizing this capability. WindowShopper (not available for Android) helps consumers find products similar to something they have a photo of, and PetMatch extends the concept to pets. Users simply take a picture or upload one from their gallery to have the app point them in the direction of matching animals waiting nearby. The app also provides the information needed to connect with the relevant adoption agency. Superfish has partnered with Adopt-a-Pet.com, a non-profit site connecting animal shelters with people looking for a pet, to flesh out the results users receive.

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Hit up the widget below to check out the app and, with any luck, give an animal a home.