Walk For A Dog App Helps You Get Active For A Cause
Imagine taking something that all good dog owners do anyway – that is, walking their dog – and using it for social good. Well, that’s exactly what smartphone app Walk for a Dog does, and all you have to do is walk your pooch!
Created in 2013 by software developer Doug Hexter, who has a rescue dog of his own named Cassie, Walk for a Dog is a free and easy-to-use app that allows pet owners to time and map walks with their canine companions.
Every step you walk together means a donation to a shelter or rescue organization of your choice, so not only do you and your pup get to enjoy the health benefits of walking with one another, but you also get to give back to other furry friends in need. Does it get any better than that?
Walk for a Dog is currently partnered with almost 7000 rescue operations across the US and so far, over 3 million walks have been taken for shelters and rescues in all 50 states. Donations to the shelters are made possible by sponsorships, advertising and investors, and you can also make a personal gift to the organization of your choice directly through the app.
Walk for a Dog is making such a huge splash that its parent company, Wooftrax, was recently presented with a “Best Business Act” Hero Award from The PeaceJam Foundation, which counts the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu among its supporters.
The awards ceremony took place on June 14, 2015 in Monte Carlo and was led by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the folks over at Walk for a Dog must be doing something right… right?
Interested in walking your dog for a good cause? Head on over to the Walk for a Dog website to find out more. The app is also available as a free download for both iPhone and Android devices.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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