The WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app is Perfect for Helping Pets, With or Without a Dog
Did you know that you can help out the pets in your community, even if you don’t have any pets yourself?
Sure, if you’re a dog owner or professional dog walker, chances are you already have the popular Walk for a Dog app from WoofTrax.
But…no dog? No problem. Whether you’re an animal lover, an avid hiker, or you walk to work, you could be part of something amazing…
…you could help the furry companions in your community!
With this unique, free app, you could be racking up the miles and racking up donations for one of the hundreds of shelters across the country.
You already knew that walking is one of the best kinds of exercise you can get…
…make something good even better!
Why Walking Your Dog Rocks
There are so many benefits to regular walks with your dog.
Your physical health will get a boost...and so will your dog’s.
Did you know? A shocking 50% of dogs in the US are considered overweight, and that leads to so many health problems – joints, digestion, bladder, heart, and mind.
Your dog is completely reliant on you for their fitness, and walking is one of the most pleasant and easiest ways to give them the workout they need.
Your mental health gets a shot in the arm, too. Studies show that people who walk their dog regularly feel better and are more resilient when times get tough.
Dogs that get regular exercise have better mental health, as well. A bored dog can be a bad dog…they need to burn energy and be stimulated. If you don’t provide the stimulation, they’ll go looking for it in the kitchen garbage can or your shoe rack.
A dog’s human is their total universe. A walk together is time spent bonding with your dog…they prize this opportunity above all else. The more time spent with Rover the more settled and content you’ll both feel.
So, you’re already out walking with your best friend…now why not make a difference in another dog’s life while you’re at it?
What is WoofTrax?
Would it surprise you to know that over 3.3 million dogs end up in shelters in this country? While the numbers are dipping, that’s still an alarming number of fur babies that need care and attention.
Good shelter care and animal rescue operations cost money, and now more than ever, donor dollars are challenging to come by…everyone is tightening their belts.
WoofTrax launched their free fundraising Walk for a Dog app in 2013 with the simple premise that pet parents would want to help other pets who don’t have a family of their own…and they were already going for lots and lots of walks.
The app converts daily dog walks into donations for local animal shelters and rescues. You have the option of choosing a shelter or rescue in your community or gifting your walks to one of the many organizations across the country.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Download the app.
- Choose the charity you want to support.
- Start walking!
If you like, there’s the option to enter your dog’s information, and you can also join WoofTrax on Facebook. There’s a whole community of pet lovers waiting to meet you and your fuzzy friend and see photos of your travels.
The app is driven by advertisers, sponsors, and private donors, and there’s no minimum to the mileage before the donation kicks in. Even running to the corner store for a quart of milk or taking Buster to pop out for his bathroom business counts on the Walk for a Dog app!
You don’t have to own dogs to be a friend to dogs
The “Petrepreneur” of WoofTrax, Doug Hexter, and his team wanted to provide a service that would get people and pets moving so they’d enjoy a healthier, happier life. According to Hexter,
The idea behind the app is to provide an incentive for dogs and their humans to bond through exercise while simultaneously harnessing that energy for social good.
They know that when people and pets get together, great things happen.
Even if you don’t have a pet – maybe you’ve recently said good-bye to your faithful companion or you just can’t make the commitment to a dog right now – you can make a difference to the organizations that are working hard to help pets in need.
Do you have a niece or friend with a beloved dog? Choose a shelter in their town as your charity of choice.
Or choose “Walk for Cassie” when you’re setting up the app and your donations will go to one of the many organizations helping homeless pets in your community.
These organizations – most of which rely heavily on volunteers and donations – are providing meals, beds, life-saving healthcare, public education, and advocacy for pets who’ve been abandoned by their humans…
If you’ve got a fitness tracker on your wrist already it’s simple to download the Walk for a Dog app – on Google Play and iTunes – and make your miles on the streets and trails go even farther for our furry friends.
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