Dog Park Finder, a free application on the iPhone (News - Alert), created by DogParkUSA.com, was developed with a view of helping users search for local dog parks or for a vacation with your canine friend across the country. The latest version of this application, Dog Park Finder Plus, has even more features to facilitate users to find the closest dog parks, beaches, and hiking areas around them.
Dog Park Finder Plus displays local the dog parks and search results are in both maps and lists. There are more than 5000 Dog parks, beaches and hiking areas. Close to 7000 photos, trivia, reviews and other information. An advanced search includes state, city and even zip codes. This application costs about $ 1.99, but it is worth paying that amount for two important reasons: one, the app has more features than the Dog Park Finder, and two, 15% of the proceeds from each download of this application is contributes to their partner Adopt-a-Pet.com, the largest non-profit, homeless pet adoption center in U.S.A.
A member of the DogParkUSA.com creative team, Greg Holsclaw said that, "With so many dog loving people out there who want to know about new dog parks and news about current parks, we thought we should let people know about all the pets in need at shelters, so we contacted Adopt-a-Pet.com. Through the use of innovative new tools, we hope to broadcast new dog parks and news about current parks to loving pet owners through our improved Dog Park Finder Plus, and we're very excited to benefit homeless pets while we do so that every dog can be lucky enough to enjoy a day at the park."
The President and co-founder of Adopt-a-Pet.com, David Meyer said that, "When I saw the app and realized it had over 5,000 listings for dog parks, dog friendly beaches and hiking trails, I just thought it was a very useful and fun tool for new pet adopters. We are thrilled that Dog Park Finder Plus will help promote pet adoption and let more people know about our free service, so that we can help get great pets into loving homes."
Download the application and install it by syncing through iTunes. Input the location, either current or desirable, it shows all the closest dog parks, hiking points, beaches around the area. It will display the precise location immediately. Each park selected, will display more than 14 information fields like: Name of the park, address, park fees, park size, days and hours of operations, restrooms, benches, hiking points, notes, with special icons showing fencing, non-fence, on-leash rules, and many more. It’s easy to use and keeps refreshing and updating the details regularly. You can email or forward a dog park to your friends and contacts.Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.
Edited by Ed Silverstein