Monday, January 9, 2017
Dogg app connecting dog owners.
When SLOBBR co-founders Michelle Fournier and Jonathan Lagasse tell dog owners about their 5-month-old app, the response is usually "What took you guys so long?!" Only recently available nationwide (it originally launched in Boston and New York), the free app is part Foursquare, part Facebook, part Instagram and 100 percent pup-friendly. SLOBBR allows dog owners to connect with one another by posting cute photos of their four-legged pals and discover recommended dog parks, restaurants, products and stores based on their geolocation. There’s a feel-good component as well. For every check-in, SLOBBR donates half a cup of Halo kibble to a local animal shelter or rescue group. Shake Shack announced its SLOBBR support with a tweet promising a free Pooch-ini—a dessert consisting of dog biscuits, peanut butter and vanilla custard—to Bostonians who show their SLOBBR app to the cashier. Dog owners checking into Boston area Kimpton Hotels receive a welcome bag filled with a SLOBBR-branded travel mug, locally sourced dog treats and recommendations of where to take their canine while in town. Tito’s Vodka, which also runs the program. continue