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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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!

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

Technical Questions

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 do I delete a dog from the app?

We understand that sometimes dogs need to be removed from the app. To delete a dog, go to the Setup tab, edit the dog, and tap "Remove Dog" at the very bottom of the screen. You can also choose to not have your dog show up on the Walk screen by going to the Setup tab, edit the dog, and turn the “Remove from new activities” switch from OFF to ON. The dog will no longer be shown on the Walk screen, or History screen, but will remain on the Setup screen. All walks previously done with the dog will still be on the History screen.

Does the app use any data on my phone?

The app does not use any data during a walk and only uses a small amount of data at the end of the walk to credit it to your selected organization. If you are on Wi-Fi at the end of your walk, it will not use any cellular data at all.

Is using the GPS on the app using my data plan?

GPS as a technology does not use any data, and the Walk for a Dog app works without data. Once a user’s phone is back in range of Wi-Fi or a cell signal, the app (on next use) will upload the previous walks to our systems.

I have a technical question about the app. Who should I contact?

First, make sure that you are using the most recent version of the app. Updating to the most recent version will solve most issues. If you are still having trouble, email us at support@wooftrax.com with the make and model of your phone and the email address you used to register the app.

How do I update my email address on the app?

Your email address is your unique identifier on the app. Currently, the only way to change your email address is to delete and reinstall the app with your new email address. While your local history will start over, any previous walks still will be credited to your selected animal organization.