Having a big yard is nice but it is not an excuse for not walking your dog. If you were confined to your house and yard, you would go stir-crazy. Many behavior problems like excessive barking, chewing or digging could be greatly reduced if the dog got daily walks. Walks enrich your dog’s life and tire them out more than hanging around the backyard. Walking your dog is a great way to bond, get some physical exercise, enjoy the outdoors and great mental stimulation for both of you. If those aren’t enough reasons to walk, how about if you could help your local animal shelter simply by walking your dog?
The Walk for a Dog program is a revolutionary dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters.
The app is called “Walk For A Dog” and you can learn more about it at www.WoofTrax.com. Here are some FAQ’s from the site –
How does it work? After you download the free app onto your phone, take the phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the “start” button and the app will keep track of all your walks. For every mile you walk, a donation is made to the animal shelter of your choice.
How much and how often do we donate? We send money to active shelters and rescues about three times per year. Donations are based on the number of people walking for an organization and the total miles walked. The amount per mile donated varies based on these factors. Our last round of payments averaged about 25 cents per mile. The more walkers an organization has walking for them, the greater their benefit.
Walk for a Dog is based on sponsorship and advertising. It is our sponsors that make everything possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our sponsor page to learn how you can reach an engaged dog loving audience.
What if I don’t have a dog? Can I still use the App? Absolutely! You can walk for one of the dogs at a shelter or rescue by choosing the “Walk for Cassie” option after enrolling (Android only). This feature is coming to iPhone soon.
Note: If you do not enjoy walking your dog because he pulls on the leash too much, teach him to walk nicely using positive reinforcement. I recommend using a well-fitting harness rather than attaching the leash to your dog’s collar.
Here’s to being our dog’s best friend,