WoofTrax Introduces $2,500 Steps for Pet Health Challenge
New challenge series inspiring thousands of meaningful walks for rescues and shelters
Easthampton, Mass., June 28, 2018 – WoofTrax, creator of the Walk for a Dog app, announces the $2,500 Steps for Pet Health Challenge, sponsored by Rover. The challenge, which runs through July 15, is the latest in the Steps for Pet Health Challenge series and will award $2,500 to the winner’s favorite animal organization. This is the largest single donation to date.
Walk for a Dog, by WoofTrax, is a simple, year-round fundraising app that records walks taken with a dog. It promotes healthy interaction between dogs and their owners while creating the opportunity to earn donations for thousands of animal shelters and rescues across the country. Thanks to its more than 20 million recorded walks, WoofTrax has donated and helped raise more than $350,000 for more than 5,000 animal organizations since its Walk for a Dog app launched in 2014.
175,000 walks in the Steps for Pet Health Challenge!
January 31, 2018
The Steps for Pet Health challenge is a smashing success with over 175,000 walks taken in just 60 days for more than 250,000 miles. That is ten times around the earth. Cindy and her dog Kona Katie had the winning walk in the challenge earning the $1,000 donation—sponsored by Zoetis—for Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue in Phoenix Arizona, the rescue that Cindy was supporting on the Walk for a Dog app.
New App Update
October 15, 2017
WoofTrax releases new app updates to include challenges. With the new update, users will now see a new Challenges tab in the app, where they can join challenges to participate in a virtual dog walk event, reach specific fitness goals, or win prizes! To join simply go to the Challenges tab, select a challenge, tap the join button, and you’ll be ready to walk! Help organizations from all over the country raise money by participating in their virtual dog walk. Users can even walk for their favorite organization for WoofTrax donations while joining a challenge for a different organization. If your organization has over 50 active walkers and is interested in planning a virtual dog walk to be featured on our Challenges tab contact us at email@example.com. If you are interested in sponsoring a challenge contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
400 New Non-Profits Added to Walk for a Dog
September 15, 2017
Over 400 new shelters, rescues, and animal assistance organizations have been added to the Walk for a Dog app. Shelters and rescues looking to be added can apply here: www.wooftrax.com/apply. Eligible organizations can be either a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or a municipal shelter that can accept donations specifically directed to shelter operations.
Thank you to all our Walk for a Dog walkers
August 15, 2017
WoofTrax sends donations to over 900 animal organizations. WoofTrax walkers have raised funds for shelters, rescues, animal assistance organizations, animal sanctuaries, and more. Great work everyone, thank you for walking to help animals in need! Remember, the more active walkers your organization has, the more donations they are able to receive. Donations are based on the number of active walkers walking for your organization, as seen on the Impact tab of the app. An active walker is anyone walking at least 1/4 mile once per week. For more info visit www.wooftrax.com/faq. If your shelter or rescue has not received a donation recently and has active walkers, we may need updated information from them; ask them to go to www.wooftrax.com/apply to provide payment information.
Fundraise Without Asking Anyone for Money – with WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues
March 15, 2017
A fundraiser that can raise $1,000 or more in 60 days without asking anyone for money? WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters and Rescues can do just that. WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues has helped raise over $600,000 in the past three years for hundreds of animal organizations. Here’s a sample of some recent drives: Roll Over Animal Rescue, IL – $2,418 Humane Society of Yates County, NY – $1,802 Fort Bend Pets Alive!, TX – $1,087 MonDak Animal Rescue, ND – $1,219 Pitties in Need Kennels, IA – $1,151 Somerset Humane Society, ME – $1,164 Menominee Animal Shelter, MI – $5,461. Just imagine what your organization can raise! For more information visit www.wooftrax.com/shoes.
Thank you to all our Walk for a Dog walkers
December 31, 2016
WoofTrax has sent donation payments to over 1,600 shelters and rescues, thanks to Walk for a Dog walkers and their pups! Great work everyone, and thank you for helping animals in need. Donations are based on the number of active walkers walking for your organization, as seen on the Impact tab of the app. An active walker is anyone walking at least 1/4 mile once per week. For more info visit www.wooftrax.com/faq. If your shelter or rescue has not received a donation recently and has active walkers, we may need updated information from them; ask them to go to www.wooftrax.com/apply to provide payment information.
WoofTrax Walk & Win Challenge
December 15, 2016
Your next walk could be a winning walk! To be a Walk & Win winner all you have to do is take a ¼ mile walk at least once a week. Any walk over ¼ mile could be a winning walk and score your selected rescue or shelter an instant donation along with a fun treat for you! Winners will be notified by email so make sure the email you are using on the app is one we can reach you at so you don't miss out. Check out our Walk and Win page for an updated list of winning walks and other information about the challenge. Make sure to spread the word to get more walkers for your rescue or shelter; the more active walkers walking for your organization the greater the chance of them winning an extra donation!
Welcome New WoofTrax Beneficiaries
August 15, 2016
WoofTrax has added over 700 new shelters, rescues, and animal assistance organizations to the Walk for a Dog app. Shelters and rescues looking to be added can apply here: www.wooftrax.com/apply. Eligible organizations can be either a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit or a municipal shelter that can accept donations specifically directed to shelter operations.
WoofTrax Soars to #4 App in the U.S.
July 15, 2016
The Walk for a Dog app has seen tremendous growth in the last month thanks to the new mobile app Pokémon Go. Social media and press coverage has gone viral, and Walk for a Dog is now #4 on Trending Searches in the App Store. Pokémon Go — which allows users to "catch" Pokémon when walking around outside — also presents an opportunity to help animals at the same time. While you’re out hunting Pokémon, simply use the Walk for a Dog app at the same time to help your local shelter or rescue! The app works in the background, tracking your walk while you hunt Pokémon and hatch eggs.
June 15, 2016
Have you gotten your hands on some WoofTrax gear yet? Show the world that you’re not just taking your dog for a walk, you’re taking a Walk for a Dog! We’ve got tees, tanks, hoodies, and even coffee mugs available. You’ll be showing your Walk for a Dog pride while spreading the word to get even more walkers raising money for animals in need! Shop now.
Thank you to all our Walk for a Dog walkers
May 15, 2016
WoofTrax has sent donation payments to over 1,600 shelters and rescues. Great work everyone, thank you for helping animals in need; keep walking to get that number even higher! Donations are based on the number of active walkers walking for your organization, as seen on the Impact tab of the app. An active walker is anyone walking at least 1/4 mile once per week. For more info visit www.wooftrax.com/faq. If your shelter or rescue has not received a donation recently and has active walkers, we may need updated information from them; ask them to go to www.wooftrax.com/apply to provide payment information.
WoofTrax’s Shoes for Shelters Fall Fundraiser Slated to Raise More Than $150,000
December 15, 2015
Nearly 150 animal shelters and rescues participated in the WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters Fall Fundraiser. The collected shoes continue to be picked up from participating organizations and sent to developing countries for people in need to start, maintain, and grow micro-enterprises. The shoes collected create sustainable economic impact in the places that need it the most. And the positive impact doesn’t stop there: participating shelters and rescues are on track to raise more than $150,000!
Here’s some feedback from Goshen Humane Society, a participating organization:
“We collected a little more than 5,800 pounds of shoes to date. We don’t have a lot of space, so that amount is very impressive for us! Probably 90% of the families in Goshen, NY and at least 5 surrounding counties donated shoes. Kids collected them at school, the church collected them, and I begged every week for people to clean their closets. This was old-fashioned hard work and a fun way to do fundraising through the community with a lot of great volunteers.”
Stay tuned for information on our upcoming Shoes for Shelters Spring Fundraiser. It’s a great way to engage your community and help raise money for your animal organization by donating the shoes you have worn out taking your Walk for a Dog!
WoofTrax's Shoes for Shelters raised over $80,000
May 31, 2015
Thank you to everyone who participated in Shoes for Shelters by WoofTrax! About 100 animal organizations participated, and through shoe donations, managed to collectively raise well over $80,000! Many shelters were able to collect far more than their goal of 2,500 pairs of shoes. Here's an example from a shelter in Vinton, Iowa, a shelter that was participating in our fundraiser:
"We are proud to say that with YOUR help, we were able to not only reach our goal, but surpass it! In just over ten weeks, [we were] able to collect 4035 pairs of shoes! Each pair has been picked up... and [our shelter] will receive a monetary donation to help the animals in our care. We are extremely grateful for each pair of donated shoes and the amount of support and motivation we received from our community!"
In case you still have a pair of old, wearable shoes lying around the house that you didn't get to donate, WoofTrax will be having another Shoes for Shelter fundraiser this fall, so be sure to donate then!
WoofTrax is the PeaceJam Hero Award Winner for Best Business Act 2015
May 23, 2015
PeaceJam's "Hero Award" campaign seeks to inspire average citizens to work together in creating projects to help important humanitarian causes, such as rights for women and children, universal access to clean water, alleviating extreme poverty, and more. We are incredibly honored to have received the Hero Award for Best Business Act, and even more so for being recognized by PeaceJam as an agent of change. Through WoofTrax, anyone and everyone is able to help the estimated 7.6 million animals that enter American shelters every year, simply by walking. So far, our WoofTrax walkers have raised approximately $65,000 for shelters and rescues nationwide!
We strongly believe that the funding of animal organizations is an incredibly important cause, and one we hope to continue promoting. We would like to thank PeaceJam and its "One Billion Acts of Peace" Foundation for giving us the opportunity to raise awareness for the Walk for a Dog app and help raise money for the thousands of incredibly deserving shelters and rescues throughout the United States. The Hero Award ceremony will be held in Monte Carlo on June 14th, and the awards will be presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel of Argentina. Read more about PeaceJam and the other amazing Hero Award Winners here!
"Our judges recognized WoofTrax as a true agent of change in helping to solve some of the biggest global issues around the world," said Dawn Engle, executive director of the Hero Award and co-founder of PeaceJam. In honor of this award, we encourage that when you rescue an animal, you enter that act of peace on PeaceJam's "One Billion Acts of Peace" website.
New App Release
May 19, 2015
New iPhone app update is here. Major new update that is sporting a great new look and enhances accuracy and stability. Now easily take pictures, phone calls, listen to music while taking your walk for a dog! (Android update is coming next ...)
If you have not tried the app in a while, or use it regularly, please update to this new version, and help local shelters and rescues every day simply by walking your dog. And as always thanks to everyone for their support. Please share and let us know what you think! Email us at email@example.com, share your Walk for a Dog Adventures on Facebook.
Shoes for Shelters by WoofTrax
March 15, 2015
A great way to help your favorite animal organization is through WoofTrax's Shoes for Shelters. For every 2,500 pairs of shoes donated to your local shelter or rescue, $1,000 will be donated to the shelter! The donated shoes will be cleaned, repaired or melted down if necessary to make new shoes, and will benefit individuals, families, and communities in developing countries. By donating a pair of unused, wearable shoes, you can help not only your animal organization, but also help someone in need!