COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Walking a dog is both good for the health of the pet and its owner.
Now, thanks to a relatively new app others can benefit from that exercise as well.
The idea behind it is simple.
Every time a dog is taken for a walk money gets donated to the shelter of the walker’s choice.
Debbie Finelli, Assistant Director of the Franklin Counter Dog Shelter and Adoption Center said any donations her shelter gets from the app are set aside for special projects.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea. Anything we can do to get the public involved in realizing that shelter dogs need help as well and rescue dogs,” said Finelli.
The Wooftrax Walk for A Dog app is available for download throughout North America for iOS and Android devices.
The app tracks the walks and credits the selected animal organization accordingly.
Donations are based on the number of people who are actively walking for a selected organization.
Donations are funded by sponsorships, advertising and investors.
App users may also make their own personal gift to their selected organization directly through the app.
To add a shelter or rescue to Walk for a Dog, send an e-mail to Shelters@wooftrax.com with the organization’s name, postal address, phone number, email address, Web site and tax ID number.