New ‘Where My Dogs At?’ App Is Like Yelp for Dogs (and Their People)Joslyn Gray
If you’re looking for the best pet-friendly restaurants, vets, and apartments, the new app Where My Dogs At is here for you. It’s kind of a Yelp for dogs, and their people. The app also helps people find a myriad of other dog-related services: dog walkers, groomers, dog parks, pet supply stores, you name it.
The app has many of the features of other social networking tools, although instead of checking in, you “mark your territory.” Businesses and locations are rated on a scale of zero to five paws.
Like Facebook, Where My Dogs At can also be used to share photos and meet other dog-minded people.
The app is free and available in both iPhone and droid formats. Co-founder Jonathan Kolker told the LA Times that he plans to monetize the app by offering geo-targeted ads, and offering an upgraded version people would pay for.
Kolker said he already plans to update the current app with sections for pet-friendly hotels and pet-related events.
The app is new, so don’t expect there to be a ton of ratings on there just yet. But it definitely seems like an app that will take off, especially as people prepare to take road trips with their pets this summer.
Even though I don’t have a dog, I can see the benefits of this app — I could use it to find dog-friendly places to go with my dog-friendly kids. I could also use it to identify places not to go with my dog-phobic kid. Win!
Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of what the app does:
(Photo Credit: iStockphoto; Screen Caps: Where My Dogs At)
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