RESQWALK FOR MILITARY PETS
Military members dedicate their lives to protecting us. The last thing these brave men and women need to worry about is their pet’s care during service commitments. To help minimize this worry, and support our troops, Dogs on Deployment, run by its band of dedicated volunteers, arranges boarding and foster families for pets while their humans are overseas or on extended training. This amazing work literally keeps furry families together and gives our troops the support they need.
From August 1st to August 28th we are hosting a special digital walkathon to celebrate military members and their pets. Our goal is to walk 300,000 miles over the four weeks and, for every person that participates, Pets Best Pet Health Insurance will donate $1 to Dogs on Deployment (up to $1,000).
To participate, all you have to do is download the app and walk. (Note: miles / kilometers will still benefit your ResQ of choice. The ResQwalk for military members and their pets is a bonus!)
ABOUT DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT
Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency. ResQwalk for Dogs on Deployment and support their mission to change the lives of our military members and their pets.
SUPPORTING DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT
From August 1st to August 28th we will celebrate Dogs on Deployment’s work by ResQwalking 300,000 miles in support of military members. In order to participate all you have to do is download the ResQwalk app (available from iTunes and GooglePlay) and walk. For every person that walks during this time period, Pets Best will donate $1 (up to $1,000) to Dogs on Deployment to help support their important work.
Whether you are in the United States, Canada, the UK, or a hidden corner of the world, join us!
$5 from every t-shirt and $2 from every dog tag sold will be donated to Dogs on Deployment! (If you want to purchase more than one item, you can do so at ResQthreads.com.
What are the dates of the ResQwalk for Military Pets?
August 1st – August 28th.
How does the ResQwalk for Military Pets work?
Over the next four weeks our goal is to ResQwalk 300,000 miles for Military Pets. We have broken up the goal distance into four milestones and each is attached to a bonus for Dogs on Deploymenet:
Milestone 1: 100k Miles = $125 to cover vet expenses
Milestone 2: 200k Miles = $1,000 in ResQwalk merchandise (to sell at a fall fundraising event)
Milestone 3: 250k Miles = $125 to cover vet expenses
Milestone 4: 300k Miles = $3,000 in ResQwalk merchandise (to sell at a fall fundraising event)
*Please note these bonuses are independent of the standard ResQpool, and your miles/kilometers still benefit the ResQ of your choice.
How can I keep track of how many miles have been ResQwalked?
In the ResQwalk app, on the leaderboard screen, we have added a mile tracker. This will show you in real time how many miles have been logged in the ResQwalk for Military Pets.
Do I have to do anything special in order to participate in the ResQwalk for Military Pets?
No! All you need to do is ResQwalk between August 1st and August 28th and your miles will contribute to the ResQwalk for Military Pets total.
Just to confirm, even though the ResQwalk for Military Pets is happening (and is awesome!) my favorite ResQ still benefits from my ResQwalks, right?
Of course! We know that everyone that uses the ResQwalk app has a favorite animal welfare organization. We would never take away your ability to log miles in support of them.
What is special, and why things like the ResQwalk for Military Pets are possible, is the group of people that make up the ResQwalk community. Although we all walk for different groups – and live in different parts of the world – our passion is the same: helping animals.
Questions, comments, concerns – shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Bailey Schroeder, ResQwalk Founder
Want to join the ResQwalk for Military Pets? Download the ResQwalk app and #walk4animals today!