About this project
Help fund the walkzee platform and join the mission to connect people to shelter dogs - for walks!
walkzee is the 1st (completely free) online community platform connecting shelter dogs in need of a walk to dog lovers looking for a walking buddy.
So many people can't own a dog because of demanding jobs or pet restrictive accommodation, while so many dogs are locked up in shelters all day without a walk - the online walkzee platform will connect both dogs and people so they can both enjoy their day in the sun!
How a walkzee field trip helps dogs (and people)
- Increased time out of the shelter (and office) for exercise
- Improving chances of adoption through increased human interaction
- Promoting shelter dogs as great pets online (reviews, social sharing etc)
- More volunteers and donations for the shelter
Where phase 1 of development has got us:
Our Story So Far
We started walkzee after taking part in an amazing shelter dog field trip program in Hawaii, where locals and visitors are encouraged to visit and take shelter dogs out for the day. We took Big Z (the Zee in walkzee) out for the day and saw first hand what an incredible initiative it was - benefiting the dog, the shelter and the walkers!
With a career in tech, we quickly turned to developing a web application to enable these programs by connecting the dogs to dog lovers around the world - for walks!
In a few months we have already grown our social following to 30,000+ people, we have over 30 dog loving partners and many shelters who are interested in joining when we are live!
How funding will launch walkzee
Engage with shelters - To ensure we can connect as many shelter dogs to you, the dog loving public, we need to engage with shelters. To have funds to do this will go a long way to ensuring we can help as many dogs as possible. Any funds that exceed our $20,000 goal will go into finding more shelters - so the more we raise the more shelters and dogs there will be for you to help!
Complete Phase 2 Development - We want to make the experience perfect for you and the shelters from day 1. In order to do this we need to supplement our initial investment and complete a phase 2 of development full of website enhancements and integrations. This will guarantee walkzee is an intuitive and fun experience for everyone!
Support website - We need funds to ensure our website is supported post launch and to guarantee a working website for all our dog loving members. Our goal is to make walkzee self sustaining, however as we are building up the community we need to ensure there is money to support the site.
Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter page. For more information please check out our Kickstarter blog, our website www.walkzee.com, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Please share with your family and friends! The more people we can get behind walkzee the more shelters we can involve, the more dog lovers we can engage and the more dogs we can give a day out of the shelter - and we like that a lot! Cheers!
Risks and challenges
As with any web application there maybe bugs or issues requiring support before and after the live date.
We therefore were very careful choosing our web development team who have come highly recommended and are doing an exceptional job. We will also allocate resources generated from this Kickstarter to ensure we have the resources on hand to deal with any unforeseen technological issues.
There may also be issues with the go-live date, however we have set milestone dates in place to ensure we are always on track to complete the project in time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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