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5 Easy Ways You and Your Phone Can Save A Dog’s Life

5 Easy Ways You and Your Phone Can Save A Dog’s Life

Technology is helping change the rescue dog game. These days, helping pups is as easy as downloading an app! Today we bring you five SUPER easy ways you can raise money for animals in need, while looking as cool as the 6 Legs Foundation ladies.

The driven animal-helpin’ ladies behind 6 Legs Foundation and their pups

The driven animal-helpin’ ladies behind 6 Legs Foundation and their pups

1. Never walk without raising money for your rescue.

Image via Apple

Image via Apple

ResQwalk is an iOS and Android app that records the distance you walk. The amount of donations you rase for a rescue is based on how far you move your buns! Cool, right?

What’s even better is that this app is making a serious impact on rescues! As Stephenie Campbell from Moose Jaw Humane Society says, “It is such a smart and simple way to make a difference…I think people are looking for that little extra motivation to get out and move. If they can help the animals here in our Shelter, that is just the motivation they need.”

2. Use Instagram for Good.

Image via @whskit

Image via @whskit

The Washington Humane Society/DC Animal Care and Control has started setting up Instagram accounts for specific shelter dogs. It’s great way to show all the facets of a shelter pet, since one photo never does enough justice to a pup’s quirks, personality, and spirit. This also makes it so easy for anyone to help a shelter dog – regram, add some hashtags, and there’s your good deed of the day!

3. A fart can save a life. #ForRealsies

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BarkCam helps rescue volunteers capture a good pup pic by squeeking, honking, snorting and yes, making fart noises to get a pup’s attention and snap a great photo. Users can also add filters, fun stickers, quotes, and/or meme text and share via social media. Yes, dog homelessness is serious, but dogs are silly and fun – we should highlight this side, too!

4. Rescue Tech for GenNext.

Teaching kiddies to love and respect their animal friends is so important! Animal Tales is a brand new and free iOS app that enables users to create customized illustrated storybooks featuring their pet. The storybooks can be created and shared for free, or printed for $12 with 20% of the proceeds going to animal rescues.

5. Crowdfund for a rescue organization.

Image via Indiegogo

Image via Indiegogo

We love seeing these crowdfunding campaigns all over the web! Set a goal, share your campaign (ask your friends to donate the amount they’d usually spend on their PBRs) and fundraise up a storm!

And don’t forget, a rescue dog is just a swipe away! Download the BarkBuddy app to find the fluffy singles in your area their furever match!

Featured Image via Emmie Taylor Tumblr

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