Pokémon Go has generated a lot of excitement in the community so, this week, we decided to bring the Pokémon phenomenon to Greyhound Channel. From Sunday, July 31st, through Saturday, August 6th, we have offered additional ways for customers to earn contest points through our weekly and daily contests. Customers needed to add the promotional code BANDITGO to be eligible. Each Paydog Pick of the Day (PPOD) earned 500 contest points, and both the Fetch 5 and Cycle awarded 1,000 contest points each. That’s a total of 5,500 possible points. It’s a quick and easy way for you to cash in on Greyhound Channel merchandise and wagering credits.
Not only have we, at Greyhound Channel, been enjoying Pokémon Go, but our Bonus Bandit has enjoyed long walks while playing the game. Adoption organizations have also benefited from the game by encouraging those who play Pokémon Go to walk pups in need of a home. This has helped organizations gain volunteers and has created more adoption opportunities.
If you would like to contribute another way, there is an excellent free app you can download for your phone while playing Pokémon Go with your pup: Walk for a Dog by Wooftrax. The app runs in the background so you can play Pokémon Go or let your phone “sleep” while you walk your dog. Each time you use the Wooftrax app to take your dog on a walk, a donation will be made to the animal shelter of your choice. Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest, who we recently focused on for a blog spotlight, is one of the many options you can choose from. Don’t have a pet to walk? That’s OK, too! Walk for a Dog by Wooftrax allows you to walk a virtual dog, Cassie, while you go on walks or jogs. You will still have the option of choosing an organization that will receive donations every time you use Walk for a Dog. Check out the app here.
Getting out and walking your pet can be a lot of fun, especially when you add an app on your phone that helps keep you motivated. We love that Pokémon Go has had some positive benefits for pups and have enjoyed incorporating the idea of Pokémon in our promotions. Go out for a walk with your furry friend and have some fun- we certainly have been!