Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys
I love walking. It’s the only form of exercise I’ve consistently stayed with for my whole life, and I walk a minimum of 3 miles a day. Walking is my time to be out in nature, get exercise, let my mind flow where it wants to go, and recharge my batteries. Because of this, I was super-excited when I first heard about ResQWalk, a new iOS app that enables animal lovers to raise money for rescues and shelters just by going for a walk. The app is now available for download in the Apple App Store.
“Our vision is to create a platform that makes giving easy,” said Bailey Schroeder, CEO and Founder of ResQWalk. “People don’t always have time to volunteer at their local shelter, or the space to welcome a dog or cat into their home. Now, with ResQWalk, they have a fun, easy way to contribute to a great cause while doing something they’re already doing: walking!”
Each week, ResQWalk announces a donation pool, and, in order for the organization to receive a portion of the pool, its supporters simply need to check in to the app when they go for a walk. At the end of the week, donations are paid out to the various rescues, proportionally to the total distance walked. Currently, donation pools are being funded by ResQWalks’ Indiegogo campaign, but eventually, they will be funded by sponsorships, advertising and revenue from the “Shop” section of the app.
ResQWalk is only available for iPhone right now, but the New York City based organization has plans to release the Android version later this summer. The app currently only supports animal welfare organizations in the US, but Schroeder hopes to expand and support animal welfare globally in the future.
This short video provides an overview of the app:
For more information about ResQWalk, and to download the app, visit ResQWalk.com.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.