LOS ANGELES, CA—Facing a doggie dilemma or a cat quandary? The Pet Matchmaker™ is here to help. Elaine Hendrix—award-winning actress, lifelong animal lover and advocate—and her team of animal experts and experienced animal enthusiasts are providing pet parents with information and advice to help them find an animal friendship to last a lifetime at www.ThePetMatchmaker.com. “It’s important that people are realistic about their lifestyles when choosing an animal to adopt,” says Elaine Hendrix, The Pet Matchmaker™. “This is a new, entertaining online resource that helps people pick the pet best suited for them, and then gives them information to care for that pet their entire lives.” The site outlines practical considerations and offers plenty of “How-To” guides for pet adopters. Information any pet parent should keep in mind, like ‘finances’ and ‘schedule,’ is designed to help individuals and families make matches that will stand the test of time. The website then helps users locate local shelters and rescue groups with animals available for adoption in their area. Already found your animal match? The website provides visitors with ongoing animal care advice, pet-centric Nancy and Sluggo cartoons, illustrated by Guy Gilchrist, uplifting articles from a variety of regular contributors and much more! The engaging and dynamic layout makes the website easy to navigate whether you’re searching by animal or care topic, which includes nutrition, grooming and training, among many others. In the Community section, animal lovers are invited to join The Pet Matchmaker’s social network and create a personal profile to share stories, photos and videos of their animals and connect with other pet enthusiasts. The Community section is also the perfect spot to introduce and network animals who are looking for their forever homes. Young animal lovers have a special section with word games, coloring pages and activities, in addition to articles written by kids for kids. Make the “My Pet Forever” pledge and you’ll receive a downloadable certificate—great for teaching children about the responsibility associated with pets and an excellent conversation starter with friends on the importance of keeping pets in homes and out of shelters. As The Pet Matchmaker™, Hendrix also hosts radio’s “The Pet Care Minute,” where she shares with listeners her insightful and effective tips for caring for their pets and ensuring their health, happiness and safety. Topics include ‘litter box woes’ and ‘learning to speak dog.’ Segments are available at www.ThePetMatchmaker.com. To learn more about Elaine Hendrix and The Pet Matchmaker™ team, please visit www.ThePetMatchmaker.com. # # # About Elaine Hendrix With over 100 film, television and stage credits, Elaine Hendrix is best known for her roles in such films as Disney’s “The Parent Trap,” “Inspector Gadget 2,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2,” SNL’s “Superstar” and the cult classics “What the Bleep Do We Know” and “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion.” Her television appearances include “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “See Dad Run,” “90210” and two years on the critically acclaimed CBS series “Joan of Arcadia.” Hendrix has five rescued pets of her own, is an outspoken animal advocate and guest lectures on animal rights issues at universities across the country. Hendrix serves on the board of directors for Animal Rescue Corps and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She has been honored for her humanitarian work on behalf of animals, including a Telly Award for hosting “Pets 90210,” the Guardian Award from the National Animal Rights Conference and a Key to the City and Proclamation naming December 4th “Elaine Hendrix Day” in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. About “The Pet Care Minute” “The Pet Care Minute” is produced and distributed by Benztown as a keystone of its Feature Farm daily radio features offering. For more information, visit www.benztown.com/featurefarm.