Forgot to read the signs when entering a park that allows dogs? Dog owners in the Central Okanagan now have a powerful tool available for their mobile device to keep them informed.
This feature is just one more value-added benefit provided to dog owners in the region.
Dog owners can download the ‘My Dog Matters App’ for free at the Google and iTunes app stores or access it on their desktop computer. If you’re among the close to 5,000 dog owners who’ve already downloaded the App this special feature is available in the most recent update. More information can be found at www.mydogmatters.ca/mdmapp
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Anyone, including visitors to the region, can access the My Dog Park Finder if they download the App. The new feature has information on more than 230 parks that allow dogs in every area of the Central Okanagan including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and the Regional District’s regional and community parks. It provides the rules in each of these parks such as: on or off leash and dog beach access areas, just in case you miss any signs on your way in.
“Together with Google maps” he says, “the App provides you with directions to any particular dog-friendly park.
The new feature of the App is the result of an exciting collaboration between the Regional District’s innovative Geographical Information Systems team and Socilogica Technologies, the company that developed the My Dog Matters App, which was released earlier this year.
He adds, “This summer our Dog Ambassadors are back and will be providing information about this exciting new feature of the My Dog Matters App along with dog-resource information as they visit parks and high traffic pedestrian areas right across the Central Okanagan. They’re a dog owner’s best friend, there to help residents and non-residents alike by encouraging responsible dog ownership.”
As a reminder to dog owners in the region, the ‘My Dog Matters App’ lets you easily renew your annual license and includes the digital My Dog Matters Reward Card. This card provides the opportunity to receive special discounts at more than 50 participating businesses in the region.
Information about dog licensing and Responsible Dog Ownership in the Central Okanagan is available online, anytime at regionaldistrict.com/dogs