Friday, July 31, 2015

Walk for a Dog on National Mutt Day

Today is National Mutt Day.  Established by Pet Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige, it is a day to celebrate mixed breed dogs and to raise awareness of the millions of mutts in shelters who are waiting for their forever home.

Oz the Terrier uses Walk for a Dog app to support National Mutt Day, July 31

If you, or someone you know, is looking for a loving, healthy companion, today is the day to strongly encourage them to visit their local shelter and hopefully adopt their new, mixed breed best friend!  If you cannot adopt, then please consider supporting your local shelter, and all the mutts there, by donating food, supplies, money or your time as a volunteer.

And here is a great way to celebrate National Mutt Day: take your dog for a walk and Walk for a Dog at your local shelter by using the WoofTrax smartphone app!  The Walk for a Dog app is a fitness tracker for walking your dog and it tracks your walk distance, average speed and the route of your walk. 

Oz the Terrier - getting started with Walk for a Dog app by WoofTrax

The Walk for a Dog app is a free download for iOS and Android smartphones created by Doug Hexter.  Mr. Hexter was inspired to invent the app to harness the energy of the millions of people who are walking their dogs to create a social good - supporting each walker's selected animal organization.

Oz the Terrier | Raise money for local shelters with WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app

Mr. Hexter’s own dog Cassie—who serves as the virtual companion for anyone who wants to help raise money for shelter animals but doesn’t currently have a dog of their own—is a rescue, so the idea to give back to animal shelters and rescues through the app is very personal to him.  Donations are based on the number of people who are actively walking for your selected organization and are funded by sponsorships, advertising, and investors. App users may also make their own personal gift to their selected organization, directly through the app.

Oz the Terrier | WoofTrax's Walk for a Dog app

I can't think of a better way to celebrate National Mutt Day than by walking your dog and raising money for dogs in need of a forever home!  Actually, I think the Walk for a Dog app is a great way to support your local shelter every day!

How will you celebrate National Mutt Day?  
Will you Walk for a Dog today or every day?  


  1. I celebrated with my new buddy. It's a mixed breed and two nice peeps adopted her after they finished their new house.
    Think she likes it to be treated like a Princess :o) I hooe for a lot of furever homes for all pups who wait in shelters and foster families.... Happy National Mutt Day to all that fabulous and unique pups!

  2. Great post Oz.
    ALL doggie dos should haf kind luffing homes
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. We already did our walk this morning ....this is a wonderful idea to help pups find forever homes

  4. Hap-Pee Yap-Pee Mutt Day! Every mutt should have a wonderful furever home! :)

  5. Momma and I have been using Walk for a Dog to support Legacy Boxer Rescue for a long time! We lvoes it!

  6. I've never heard of this app before, very cool!

  7. We do not have a smart phone - well mom's is sorta but it is a prepaid phone so she only uses it for phone calls
    but What a cool app! Hope little Louie is doing well!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Hey Oz!
    Wow, this is a day that's near and dear to my heart! BOL I already got my Dad to walkie me and tonight I'll try to wiggle a walkie from Mom too.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, All American Mutt

  9. What a cool app and a cool cause!

  10. That is pretty cool butt mom says we can't walk today cuz it is 97 degrees out. BUTT we did run 6 miles early this morning!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Watch for the addition of our "BAR" page on Wednesday so the latest information on the Blogville Awesome Retreat in June 2016!

  11. I should really try one of these apps. Good thing it's for android too. Will have to remember to try it out sometime soon!

  12. Dat sounds like a pawsome app!

  13. We just love Wooftrax!! We think this is a great way to raise money for shelters!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. OK, I walked my mutts, er, I mean peeps.

  15. What a great idea to celebrate for National Mutt Day, and every day. I do have that app on my phone but had trouble with it and think I need to re-install. I have used it most of the time when we walk though.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  16. Grate werks Oz my pal.....yoo is no common mutt....

  17. Happy Mutt Day!!! This is so cool!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  18. What a neat app, thanks for sharing it with us.


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