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Download the Walk for a Dog App

to support Vets To Vets

Walk for a Dog FAQs


How does the app work? 
After you download and set up the app on your smartphone, take your phone with you when you walk your dog(s). Simply press the Start Walking button and the app will keep track of your walk. When you are done with your walk, press Stop Walking. After the green heart appears next to your walk on the History screen, it is successfully logged for your selected organization.


How do donations work? 
Funds from each donation period are divided among shelters and rescues based on the number of people who are actively walking for each organization as seen on the Impact tab of the app. The more active walkers per donation period, the more (and more often!) that organization receives donations.


What is an “active walker?” 
An active walker is anyone who uses the app an average of at least once a week. So to remain an active walker for your selected organization, please use the app once a week (at the very least)!

How are the donations funded?
Our donations are funded by sponsorships and advertising, so the more people actively walking, the more money we can raise (from interested sponsors and advertisers), and the more we are therefore able to donate! 

What if I don’t have a dog? Can I still use the app? 
Absolutely! You can walk for dogs at a shelter or rescue by choosing the “Walk for Cassie” option after enrolling in the app for the first time. Or, create your dream dog as a walking companion by going to the Setup tab and adding a dog. 

How can I increase the amount donated to my selected organization? 
The more people actively walking with the app, the greater the benefit to your selected animal organization! Here are some ways you can magnify your impact:

  • Spread the word! Tell your friends about Walk for a Dog, and share the app on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

  • Consider making a personal gift directly to your selected shelter or rescue through the app, using the Make a Gift feature on the Impact tab.

  • Encourage your shelter or rescue to participate in our Shoes for Shelters shoe drives.

  • Shelters and rescues can use our marketing materials to tell their supporters about Walk for a Dog.

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