Adding Technology to Dog Walking

February 22, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

SitStay Blog Adding Technology to Dog Walking

We use our phones for everything these days. They are our constant companions, so why not use them when we are walking our other faithful companions?  Adding technology to dog walking can find someone to walk your dog, or even help you raise money for your local dog shelter. 

Are you dreaming of an app that can raise money for your local dog shelter while you walk your dog? WoofTraxis an app that tracks how much you walk with your dog, and it makes donations to your favorite shelter based on how much you walk. It's a great way for you and your pet to get healthy, and help care for dogs that haven't found their forever home. The app is available for Apple and Android. Each walk also enters you into the WoofTrax Walk and Win Challenge. Winning the challenge gets you a gift and an extra donation for your favorite shelter. WoofTrax is a great way to support your local community while taking care of yourself and your dog.

There are times when your dog needs a walk, but you can't be there to do it. Rover is a service that connects you with someone to walk your dog when you aren't available. You can't always be there when your dog needs a walk or a bathroom break, but you can make sure someone is there for your dog with Rover. Schedule a thirty-minute walk with a pet sitter from Rover, and you'll meet them ahead of time. You'll also get a map showing you where your dog was walked, food and bathroom breaks, so you know your dog was taken care of correctly. 

Perhaps you would like to keep track of your own fitness goals when you are walking your dog. Map My Dog Walk is an app that is designed to track your walk with your dog. The app tracks your route, time, distance, speed, pace, and a number of calories you've burned in real time. You can also view map pins that show you dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and water fountains. Map My Dog Walk is a good way to stay motivated to walk your dog and meet your own fitness goals as well.

 These apps are the perfect technology to be sure that your dog is getting the exercise they need while providing you with useful information and goals.