BarkHappy, the mobile app that helps dog owners discover dog friendly places and events and connect with their local dog community, has seen growing success nationwide. More than 60,000 dog owners across the U.S. have created profiles for their dogs in the app, with new users joining each day since BarkHappy launched nationwide in June 2016.
“We believe a social dog is a happy dog. And a happy dog makes for a happy owner,” said Ninis Samuel, CEO of BarkHappy. “Until BarkHappy, dog owners had to sift through out of date web and app-based resources or use trial and error to identify dog-friendly places and pet policies, a frustrating and time consuming process. There also wasn’t a convenient way to connect with the local dog community or discover fun things to do in person with your pup. BarkHappy solves this, and is a resource to help owners experience life with their dog by their side.”
Dog Friendly Events
BarkHappy has increased the number of dog friendly social events its hosting, which not only allow dogs and their owners to socialize, but also raise money for local shelters. The company has signed more than 60 charity partnerships in 45 cities nationwide, with events ranging from doggy bar crawls and “yappy” hours to holiday parties and doggy fitness classes. The events are intended to foster real life experiences for dog owners and their pets to enjoy together.
To date, BarkHappy has held more than 80 events for dog owners. This month alone it has 22 scheduled. Through its charity events, BarkHappy has donated over $36,000 to local shelters across the U.S.
“It has been a pleasure partnering with BarkHappy. Not only are they helping raise money and bringing awareness to our rescue, but our community loves attending their dog friendly events,” said Kelcy Kimmerer, special projects and partnerships manager at Second Chance Rescue NY, one of the local charity partners that BarkHappy supports. “It’s always fun to see so many dog lovers and dogs having fun and being social.”
BarkHappy is hosting new events each month. A few upcoming events include:
· New York City: Year of the Dog Pawty. Saturday, January 21; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. EST
· Las Vegas: Winter Trivia Pawty! Saturday, January 21; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. PST
· Austin: Winter Barks’ n Brews. Saturday, January 21; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. CST
· Portland: Charity Doggy Fitness Class. Sunday, January 22; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. PST
· Washington, D.C.: Winter Trivia Bash. Saturday, January 28; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. EST
To view all upcoming BarkHappy events, visit http://barkhappy.com/events/.
BarkHappy users are also encouraged to create their own events and play dates with their friends in the app.