Tel Aviv Launches Revolutionary Digital Dog Concierge Service
Tel Aviv, Israel is the home to 25,000 registered dogs, has a dog-to-human ratio of 1:17–this is considered one of the highest in the world. Over 70 public dog parks are found in Tel Aviv (over 1 dog park per kilometer), a super ratio for the city’s furriest citizens. Last year, the city showed its adoration of dogs with the first ever Dog Day, with lots of events and attraction geared specifically to dogs and their humans. Yep, this city loves its dogs!
Tel Aviv also happens to be a happening place for technological startups. Claiming the highest concentration of technological companies per capita in the world (with over 1500), the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality decided that they should combine their strengths. As a result, Digi-Dog was born!
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Digi-Dog is a cool service that allows members of the “Digi-Tel” resident card program, which is used by over a third of the city’s residents who get discounts to events and live updates on neighborhood happenings, to have access to similar features that are centrally focused on dogs! Users of Digi-Dog will be able to access important canine information and special offers, as well as receive pertinent reminders about vaccinations and health care matters. Users will have access to nearby veterinarians, upcoming dog events, dog walkers, training courses at their fingertips and will also receive discounts at local dog-friendly businesses.
Tel-Aviv is a world leader in animal welfare policies, and the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality operates a 24/7 no-kill shelter for strays. It also focuses on the spaying and neutering of stray pets in order to promote better conditions for all animals and works with volunteers to find loving homes for pets in need.
Eytan Schwartz, Tel Aviv Global & Tourism CEO, says that as Tel Aviv is currently the best place in the world for dogs, offering Digi-Dog will only make the friendliest dog city even more dog friendly in a technological way that will offer revolutionary concierge service. And with a service like this, we have to agree that it’s a pretty happy and happening dog place to be!
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