WALK FOR A DOG

By Friday, February 26, 2016 30 , , Permalink

“Have you heard of Walk For A Dog” my neighbor asked?

This was her question to me one morning not too long ago…

TTIt was obvious to her that I was clueless as I tilted my head like Lassie. #huh?

That’s when she told me about this new app by Wooftrax

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For the remainder of my walk I realized as much as I walk the Boys – this was a campaign I could step to. After all – #walkingiswhatIdo

Later that afternoon, I looked it up. Just as she described – little action required for a huge local cause.

IT’S SUPER EASY TO GET STARTED –

Download and set-up the app on your smartphone (Android and Apple app stores).

Here’s our home page…

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If you’re a techie kind of person and need to know more about

  • the app
  • data plans
  • Wi-Fi and GPS

You can find all your answers here.

Once you’ve selected a rescue or shelter and start walking you will be able to see –

  • the number of active walkers
  • how many times everyone’s walked
  • total number of miles for your selected shelter or rescue…

Here’s my group…

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You can also watch your personal impact.

Here’s my steps…

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If you have questions about –

  • how the donation process works
  • how the donations are funded
  • how to tract the amount of money your shelter or rescue receives

You can find all the answers here.

WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DOG?-

Then Cassie (family pet of Doug Hexter – founding partner) is the pawfect virtual companion for you…

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This is such an easy app to use, I find myself blabbing about it all the time.

I’m thinking the more who know  – the more they’ll grow…

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The Boys and I are avid walkers…

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Twice a day is our minimum. My biggest problem is remembering to grab my phone. I’m so accustomed to grabbing my camera #retrain

We are super excited to be supporting the Doc Williams SPCA Shelter. You can learn more about this dedicated group through an earlier post GRATEFUL.

So if your phone accepts the app, give it try 🐾 let your steps make some money #cheddarbaby

Trust me when I tell you – walks now have so much more meaning not to mention we’re walking longer, getting healthier, making a difference…

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SMILE – IT’S FRIDAY

THANKS FOR READING!

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30 Comments
  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    February 26, 2016

    Great idea!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check it out too!

  • Lauren Miller
    February 26, 2016

    Oh yep! I have that one! It’s a great app! 😀

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      I love it Lauren. This morning it was 37 degrees – and windy like the doodle. But we put in our 2 miles because we’re walking for a purpose now. We’re trying to help others. #feelsgood

  • Barbara Rivers
    February 26, 2016

    That’s a fantastic idea!! I used a similar app for the longest time. The only reason why I stopped using it on a daily basis was that the app drained my phone battery really quickly. I’m a dog walker so I figured I could let it run all day long and record all of my walks with doggie clients as well (besides my personal ones with my own dogs).

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      I’ve only used it for a total of 4 miles so far, but I haven’t seen that much of a battery drain. None of real significance – but then it’s only been 4 miles LOL

      • Barbara Rivers
        February 29, 2016

        It worked great when I used it to record the morning walks with my own pups 😉

        • Cathy Bennett
          February 29, 2016

          It’s working quite well for us too!

  • Emma
    February 26, 2016

    That’s a great way to exercise and donate at the same time. Mom tries to remember her phone for emergencies, but sometimes forgets it too. Happy walking…looks like you are hands free too 🙂 I recognize those leashes.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      Yes Emma, we are still super happy with our Umbilical leash. I’m addicted to it and the Boys have their rhythm down to a synced beat…..

  • slimdoggy
    February 26, 2016

    Great idea – we walk everyday to, going to have to check this out!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      Please do – let me know what you think!

  • Talent Hounds
    February 26, 2016

    What a cool app!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      It really is Talent Hounds. Very easy to use too!

  • Two French Bulldogs
    February 26, 2016

    Love the app
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    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      Great! hope you’re able to use it with your phone!

  • Beth
    February 26, 2016

    We use this app a lot–I don’t always remember to turn it on before we go for a walk and sometimes there’s a glitch and it will end our walk before I’ve actually ended our walk, but I figure every little bit helps even if it’s not always accurate 🙂 Glad you’re using it now, too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      So far Beth it hasn’t shut down on me – I sometimes leave it on the kitchen counter. Probably because once I grab the leashes, Jaxson gets super hyper and I’m doing all I can to get my little maniac out of the house LOL. I’m trying to remember to turn it on and put it in my pocket BEFORE I grab the leash. I’m a creature of habit – so it’s taking me a while to switch gears. Have a great weekend.

  • Kari
    February 26, 2016

    Very cool. We’ll have to check it out!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      It’s been a motivator for me to walk further this past week,that’s for sure.

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    February 26, 2016

    I’ve been meaning to get one of those apps once I get a new phone. Right now, the battery life on my current one is awful.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 26, 2016

      So far it hasn’t been hard only battery #fyi Really easy to use too.

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    February 26, 2016

    Very cool! Have a great night.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 27, 2016

      Thanks JoAnn, enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • Jan K
    February 29, 2016

    I love this app! I like to track time and distance on our walks and this is a great way to do that while benefiting shelters as well! I do have to confess I sometimes forget to use it though….so thanks for the reminder. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 29, 2016

      I am getting better and better with carrying my phone lately. It’s becoming second nature to me now.

  • Monika & Sam
    February 29, 2016

    Terrific use of technology! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 29, 2016

      It really is. Yesterday I took them to a park just to walk the trail a couple of miles to raise some more change. #everylittlebithelps See if the app is available for your phone!

  • Lisa Wheeler
    March 3, 2016

    Thank you for the fabulous write up Cathy! We truly appreciate your kind words about Walk for a Dog and thank you for helping to spread the word. And THANK YOU to all of you who use the app to help an animal organization you care about. #makingadifference Happy walking, Harley and Jaxson!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 3, 2016

      It’s our pleasure Lisa – now our walks have so much more meaning. We shall continue to spread the word!

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