A Canadian man has created an app called Pawmates to help dogs that live in the same area become friends.

“It actually started with my own dog, he was getting a little bit older,” he said.

Jarvis-Gaum’s golden retriever named Pal didn’t have the same energy as before and couldn’t keep up with the young dogs at the park.

“I though to myself it would be great if we could find him some other playmates that were sort of more his speed,” he says.