Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- You've heard about test driving cars, but how about your next pet?
"You can maybe take home a new best friend," says Natasha Drozdak with Pawmetto Lifeline.
It's called iPet Companion.
"You can really get to interact with all of our cats and elarn more about them. Ultimately feel like you are at Pawmetto Lifeline with them from where ever you are," Drozdak said.
From home you can control a webcam to scan the cat play room. Then whenever you see a cat near, you can control one of three toys to interact with the cats for two minutes. So far, iPet Companion has gotten good reviews from users and the cats.
'This toy actually behind us has already been broken three times because the cats will grab onto it and pull it," she said.
Pawmetto Lifeline is the first shelter in South Carolina to have ipet Companion and are hoping for great results.
"A lot of shelters that are currently using ipet companion have seen an increase in adoptions, an increase in awareness, an increase in donations to help toward animal care," Drozdak said. "Any exposure for our animals and helping to promote them be adopted is a benefit for us."
Pawmetto Lifeline says the iPet Companion has great benefits on both ends.
"It's a win-win for our cats and for animal lovers across the world. Our cats receive extra interaction and extra stimulation from the toys and pet lovers around the world are able to interact with our cats right here in South Carolina," Drozdak said.
With the launch of iPet Companion, they've had one cat from the play room adopted. But are hoping for more interest.