Safety

The safety of our users is very important to us. There are steps that everyone can follow to protect  Their own and their pet’s pet’s safety while using PetMet. Please take a few minutes to read these tips.

Keep your personal information

You are in control of your PetMet experience at all times – remain anonymous until you feel ready. Be careful about sharing personal information, such as your full name, phone number, email and address. Protect your identity until you are comfortable enough with someone to share it. Also, leave any personal contact information out of your PetMet profile.

Keep your financial information private

Ignore any request to send money – even if the person claims to be in an emergency – and report it to us immediately. Never give out financial information such as you social security number, credit card number or bank information.

Important Note: PetMet will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. Any such communication should be reported immediately.

Spam/Scammers There are red flags to watch out for that may indicate you’re dealing with a scammer. Be aware of anyone who:

  • Sends you messages containing links to third-party websites
  • Quickly asks to talk or chat outside of PetMet
  • Asks you for money
  • Vanishes mysteriously then reappears under a different name
  • Asks for your address under the guise of sending flowers or gifts

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s advice to avoid online scams is available here

Report suspicious users Please report anyone who violates our terms of use. Examples of terms of use violations include:

  • Asking you for money or donations
  • Anyone that looks like they could be under the age of 18
  • Users sending harassing or offensive messages
  • Users behaving inappropriately after meeting in person
  • Fraudulent profiles
  • Spam or solicitation, such as attempts to sell products or services

Meeting In Person

First meetings are exciting, but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe:

Get to know the other person before meeting them offline

Get to know someone through chat before disclosing personal information or meeting in person. We don’t conduct criminal background checks on our users, so it’s up to you to do your own research and remain cautious.

Always meet in public

Meet for the first time in a populated, public place – never in a private or remote location, and never at your home or apartment.

Tell a friend Inform a friend or family member of your plans.

Tell them who you are meeting, where you are going and when you will return. Bring your phone with you.

Drive yourself to and from the first meeting

Be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi. Securing your own ride is important. Even if the person you’re meeting volunteers to pick you up, do not get into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.

Remember, your pets behavior is in your hand and you are the responsible person for your pet’s health status and behavior.

Following these guidelines will help keep PetMet safe and enjoyable.

Health Safety

PetMet empowers our users to create relationships.  An important aspect of any healthy relationship – whether formed on PetMet or otherwise – is ensuring proper sexual health and safety.  In that context, below are some tips for anyone forming a new relationship to protect Their own and their pet’s well-being.

Protect Yourself in case of creating a friendship or relationship with the pet owner

Individuals should use proper protection.  Condoms and other mechanisms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting or passing on an STD, such as HIV. To be effective, however, any protective measure must be used consistently.

Be open and honest.

It is completely reasonable to have a conversation with your partner regarding sex before actually having it. All issues ranging from the number of partners each of you has had, to the last time each of you was tested for STDs are fair game. It is important to be completely honest in these conversations.

Vaccinate

Your pet’s vaccination process and health status is your responsibility and PetMet would not carry any legal obligation in regards to yours or your pets health status.The risk of contracting some STDs can be reduced through vaccination. Talk to your doctor or a professional at a sexual health clinic to learn more.

Know your status.

Know your status.  Some STDs don’t show symptoms.  Regular testing is critical to staying on top of your health and helping prevent the spread of STDs. After testing, always ask for a copy of your test results so you are sure of your status. There are many free, quick and confidential testing options – find the best locations near you using Healthvana’s free HIV and STD testing locator.