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walkzee is the 1st free online platform connecting shelter dogs in need of a walk to dog lovers looking for a walking buddy!
walkzee is the 1st free online platform connecting shelter dogs in need of a walk to dog lovers looking for a walking buddy!
walkzee is the 1st free online platform connecting shelter dogs in need of a walk to dog lovers looking for a walking buddy!
494 backers pledged $28,999 to help bring this project to life.

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walkzee - A free platform to find & walk local shelter dogs!

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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!

walkzee Timeline

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!

Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter page. For more information please check out our Kickstarter blog, our website www.walkzee.com, our FacebookTwitter 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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You are part of the community! Get updates on our progress and your name will be on "The Best Friends of walkzee" page on our website

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    Your name and a photo of you and/or your dog can appear on "The Best Friends of walkzee" page on walkzee.com and we will send you a personal thank you!

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    Everything above. PLUS we will give you or your business/page/dog a shout out on Twitter and Facebook!

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    Everything above. PLUS a doggie bandana and a "I funded walkzee" profile badge for your walkzee.com account.

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    T-SHIRT ONLY | Don't have a dog? Well you can still pledge and get human walkzee gear! Get your own walkzee t-shirt and show off your support! (You will also get the shout out and your name on our supporter page)

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    NEW REWARD: Everything above. Plus a walkzee portable collapsing dog bowl - keep your dog (or shelter dog) hydrated and fed out on a walk!

    (this is a new reward not included in later levels)

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    NEW REWARD - WALKZEE AMBASSADOR | Be a local walkzee ambassador in your city and be trained by the walkzee team, organise events & walks, speak to shelters and get access to the walkzee ambassadors Facebook group to get updates and tips from the walkzee team and other ambassadors!

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    ADOPTED DOG CALENDAR | Get your paws on the walkzee adopted dogs 2015 calendar. Your name will also be on the best friends of walkzee page and you'll get the shoutout.

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    Everything above. PLUS your very own walkzee T-Shirt!

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    Bespoke Reward (not in other levels): 1 T-shirt and 1 collapsable dog bowl

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Everything above. PLUS get access to walkzee before everyone else to claim your username, check out the site and get ready to check out the dogs!

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    NEW LIMTED REWARD: Get a premium "Support the underdog" walkzee hoodie! (not included in later funding levels)

    Also includes the "I funded walkzee" profile badge, a shoutout on social media and get access to walkzee before everyone else!

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    NEW - PREMIUM WALKZEE AMBASSADOR | Get a walkzee ambassador pack. Including: leaflets, a t-shirt and dog bandanas.

    And be the local premium walkzee ambassador in your city and be trained by the walkzee team, organise events & walks, speak to shelters and get access to the walkzee ambassadors Facebook group to get updates and tips from the walkzee team and other ambassadors!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Everything above. PLUS a walkzee leash and your photo in our thank you launch video which we will make after a successful Kickstarter!

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    Bespoke Reward: 1 Hoodie, 1 t-shirt and 2 bandanas!

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    Everything above. PLUS be involved in testing the site and guiding the development to launch!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    NEW REWARD: Everything above. But double the stuff! Get 2 t-shirts, 2 doggie bandanas, 2 leashes. Share the walkzee love with a friend!

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    Everything above. PLUS we will include a video of you in our thank you launch video - your chance to speak to the world! Limited to 5 people!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    WALKZEE SHELTER HELP | Want your local shelter to benefit from walkzee? We will contact them directly, upload their first selection of dogs and provide 5 walkzee leashes, 5 walkzee bandanas, 5 walkzee t-shirts and 5 walkzee dog treats! We will also showcase the shelter on walkzee.com and they will be part of the launch and benefit from all the press and focused walkzee marketing!

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    WALKZEE ADVISORY BOARD | Help us launch walkzee and be part of this journey with us. Personal access to the founders, regular calls and meetings. Help us guide walkzee to help shelter dogs around the world. Please contact charlie@walkzee.com for more details

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Funding period

- (30 days)