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About Pawtivity

Life is an endless journey with a dog at your side. Pawtivity was created to help dog owners find the very best dog friendly activities (pawtivities) and events. We serve as a place where dog owners can share insights and experiences with others who share their same passion in a being active with their dog.

Pawtivity is the first true social network of active dog owners. We are a community-driven, which means that our users provide recommendations on the best and most current dog friendly activities and events out there.

You finally have a way to save all of those great adventures in your own pawtivity list for you and your dog to do! You now also have a go-to network of active dog owners all across the country. Sometimes it’s just easy to get those hidden, word-of-mouth insights from other dog owners who have been there, done that. Pawtivity makes it easy for you to find the right people to ask.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Get motivated and inspired to go on your next adventure by seeing what others do! Capture and categorize all your dog photos in one place by special interest and discover how truly amazing your dog is!

We look forward to hearing from you and always want to know how we can make the website better! What would you want to see in the website? What do you want to talk about with other users? Any features you want to see when we launch to the public? The community is limited to a certain number of members now, so we want to hear from you personally. You can reach us by email at submit@pawtivity.com or fill out our contact form. We will respond as soon as we can.

Learn more about our founder’s goals and the muse behind Pawtivity from Carol and Carmella, founder and pup of Pawtivity.

Scroll Down To See Our FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions!

 

Guest Blogger

If you would like to write a guest article on Pawtivity.com, contact us at marketing@pawtivity.com. Please include your proposed article or link to an existing article. We can also work with you to come up with an article topic.
 

Ambassador or Special Interest Lead

Contact us at marketing@pawtivity.com if you would like to be an ambassador or special interest lead!
 

Affiliate Disclosure

This site does incorporate paid advertising, sponsored posts and affiliate links. We may earn a small commission (at no cost to you) for our endorsement, recommendation, testimonial, and/or link to any products or services marked with an *. This helps us cover costs in operating this social network for the benefit of all dog owners.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: The owner of Pawtivity is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Getting Started

  • Build your profile – create one for you and your dog!
  • Set your privacy settings and email preferences on the Settings page. Sign up for our newsletter to get our latest updates!
  • Browse our list of pawtivities (activities) and events and save (click the paw) some to add to your My Pawtivities / Events list. Get points for completing items on your list.
  • Get some inspiration by seeing what others are doing with their dogs! Share with others by submitting your own photos on a pawtivity or event!
  • Read some articles based on your interests or learn about our amazing pups.
  • Send us some feedback on how to improve the community!

Pawtivity Benefits

  • Find really cool dog friendly adventures based on the tried and true or secret insider spots shared by other members in the community.
  • Capture and organize special moments with your dog by special interest.
  • Develop your special interests by earning higher point value pawtivities and events. Suggest new ones that we can add by special interest for the community to do with you.
  • Find you and your dog some new friends. Go on that play date or find a practice group.
  • Socialize and exercise your dog.
  • Create truly lasting memories and find that special moment with your dog.

 


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  • ABOUT PAWTIVITY

    1. What is Pawtivity?

    Pawtivity was created to help dog owners find the best dog friendly activities (pawtivities) and events. We serve as a place where dog owners can share insights and experiences with others who share their same passion in a being active with their dog.

    2. Who can I contact about advertising or sponsor inquiries? Or about anything else?

    Please fill out our contact form in the footer or email us at marketing@pawtivity.com. You may also email us at pawtivity@pawtivity.com for general inquiries.

    3. Is Pawtivity FREE to use?

    Yes! Pawtivity is free to use during Beta period. So make sure you sign up and get others to do the same now. We are a community, so as long as you abide by our terms and policies, have fun sharing those special moments with your dog.

  • AMBASSADORS & LEADS

    Contact us at marketing@pawtivity.com if you would like to be an ambassador or special interest lead!

    Pawtivity Pup Explorer Ambassador: Ambassadors get special perks and help us inspire others to do more with their dogs! These are true adventures who love to get out with their dogs! To be considered, you have to be a member of Pawtivity.

    Special Interest Leads: These are users who will help us lead up and promote special interests. You can be a special interest lead as an individual or represent an organization.

  • POPULAR FAQ

    1. How do I submit a photo?

    You can submit a photo from the navigation bar at the top of the page (or bottom on mobile). Click on the first icon and you'll bring up a menu to submit a photo or suggest something to the community.

    2. Where can I give feedback or submit new ideas for Pawtivity?

    You can give feedback by clicking the "Tell Us What You Think" at the bottom of the page (footer) or send us an email at marketing@pawtivity.com with the subject line: Feedback.

    3. Can I invite another user or send them a referral?

    Anyone can sign up for beta at www.pawtivity.com. We are only sending personal invitations to access beta as of now. Those that sign up will be invited based on available spots. Pawtivity members may share information to others, but access to Pawtivity is restricted. Guests won't be able to create an account, submit photos, or post comments on photos and events.

    4. How do I update the website with another pawtivity (activity) or event?

    There are a few ways that you can submit a pawtivity, event, or business. Or, just email us at submit@pawtivity.com. We do not automatically post suggestions, but do take the time to make sure submissions are valid and there are no duplicates.

    5. Who can see my photos and videos?

    Any photo or video uploaded on a pawtivity or event can be seen by other members. Your 5 most recent photos and videos will also be shown in your dog's profile. If your photo is a top favorite (most likes) it will also show up on the homepage. Comments you make on photos or videos may also be seen and replied to by other members. As always, you may choose to upload to your personal album and set the privacy on who may view your personal album in your settings. (While in Beta, videos have been disabled.)

    6. Why can't I see the leaderboard?

    We have turned off this feature during closed beta. We want to get some feedback on what you want to see in the leaderboard! Do you want to see dog rankings? In what categories - by breed or other? How often would you use this feature?

    7. What are points all about?

    We want to encourage everyone to do more with their dogs! Points are assigned to pawtivities based on how difficult they are. You can see how many points you have collected in your profile for each dog. From time to time, you may receive special rewards or offers for doing more. We are also working on putting together a leaderboard, but would love some feedback on what you would like to see in a leaderboard!

  • REGISTRATION / SIGNUP / LOGIN

    1. How do I sign up for Pawtivity?

    Go to www.pawtivity.com and click on the "Sign Up" tab. You may signup by social login (Facebook or Google+) or by email.

    2. How do I invite others to join Pawtivity?

    You may just refer them to www.pawtivity.com and they can sign up. To find your friend, search for their username and visit their profile page. You can then add them as a friend if they have allowed others to do so.

  • DOG FRIENDLY PAWTIVITY / EVENT

    1. What is a pawtivity?

    A pawtivity is a dog friendly activity that you can do with your dog. There are two main types of pawtivities - a general activity (Hiking) or a destination activity (Grand Canyon).

    General activities are fun things that anyone can do with their dog anywhere. Examples include: hiking, sit, howl at the moon, swimming, or lure coursing. Take your best photo of your dog doing any of these activities and keep them in your account. Your album should be a collection of your very best moments with your dog!

    Destination activities have a location, either an address or gps coordinate. These include specific trailheads, dog friendly attractions, establishments and more.

    2. Where do I find pawtivity and event listings?

    You can select "Pawtivities / Events" from the Play menu at the top of the website. You can also access the page from the last green icon (green paw) in the navigation bar at the top of the website (bottom in mobile).

    3. How do I select pawtivities or events in my city?

    You may search for an activity or event from the homepage banner. Or, go to the pawtivity / event page and select your City, ST from the dropdown. Click on the "Filter" button to see your results. To select a new filter, you must refresh the page.

    4. How do I create "My Pawtivities / Event" list?

    Anytime you see a green paw, click on it to save something. When you click on the green paw on a pawtivity or event, you save it to our "My Pawtivities / Event" list. Once you save something, you can submit a photo or video to a saved pawtivity or event from the navigation bar's first green icon of an upward pointing arrow.

    5. How do I update the website with another pawtivity (activity) or event?

    There are a few ways that you can submit a pawtivity, event, or business. Or, just email us at submit@pawtivity.com. We do not automatically post suggestions, but do take the time to make sure submissions are valid and there are no duplicates.

    6. How do I complete a pawtivity or event to earn points?

    You have to submit a photo or video to complete a pawtivity or event to earn points. You can submit a photo from the navigation bar (top of the website), from a certain pawtivity or event page, from the photos & videos page, or from the manage photos & videos page. All submissions on a pawtivity or event are seen by those that access Pawtivity. You may set who may see personal photos in your privacy settings.

    7. What are points all about?

    We want to encourage everyone to do more with their dogs! Points are assigned to pawtivities based on how difficult they are. You can see how many points you have collected in your profile for each dog. From time to time, you may receive special rewards or offers for doing more. We are also working on putting together a leaderboard, but would love some feedback on what you would like to see in a leaderboard!

    8. How do I know if I completed a pawtivity or event?

    You may have noticed that there is a trophy icon next to the points total on a pawtivity or event page that shows up on the Home page or Pawtivities / Event page. The trophy color turns from grey to green when you have completed a pawtivity or event. You can also open up the pawtivity or event and see your photo in the completion gallery. A third place to see your completed pawtivities or events is in your profile.

    9. I can't see the right map on a Pawtivity.

    Click on the map and the correct image will open up in a new window on google maps.

    10. What happened to my ratings?

    The user rating and difficulty rating is located on each pawtivity / event. They are filled out separately. A pop-up appears asking you to submit feedback - you may bypass this by clicking on the "x" at the top right of the box or selecting "Cancel." Selecting "Cancel" will not remove your ratings. As of now, you must refresh the page for your rating to hold. This feature will be fixed prior to public launch.

    11. Where do I find dog parks? I can't find dog parks in my city.

    Dog parks are pretty easy to find around your city and once you know a dog park, you don't really forget it and it's very easy to find on google maps. That is why we have chosen to list dog parks on Pawtivity in our articles as a quick easy list. A few dog parks will have their own standalone pawtivity listing as we feel there is something more to say about them. We try to spend more time giving you a list of the very best and most unique adventure activities and events to do with your dog!

  • PHOTO / VIDEO

    1. Why can't I upload videos? (This feature is disabled currently).

    We have disabled the ability to upload videos for now.

    2. How do I upload photos?

    There are a few places where you can upload a photo. The easiest way to upload a photo is in the navigation bar - click on the first green icon with the upward pointing arrow and select "Submit Photo / Video." Video is disabled during beta.

    3. Are there restrictions to what photos I can upload?

    You may upload any .jpg or .gif file that does not exceed 5MB. Video is disabled currently. Profile photos are best if they are sized at 180 pixels x 180 pixels. User photos are best if sized at 650 pixels x 650 pixels.

    4. How do I know when my photo has been upload?

    There should be an error message provided if your photo does not meet upload requirements. Once the scroll bar has gone to 100%, your photo will be uploaded within 3-5 seconds depending on your connection. Final confirmation will be given to you by a "Thanks for Sharing!" pop-up. Please be patient and wait for your photo to be uploaded completely. Resubmitting a photo too many times may result in an error. You may have to refresh the page to see your photo appear.

    5. Where do I edit or delete my photos?

    Go to your settings page, accessible by clicking your username at the top right of the website and selecting "Settings" in the dropdown menu. Once you are on the settings page, click on the "Manage Photos & Videos" button located at the top of the page. You may delete, edit, or replace a photo. If you delete a photo, you will lose associated points on a challenge, pawtivity, or event.

    6. Can I crop my photos?

    You are able to crop and rotate your photos.

    7. Who can see my photos and videos?

    Any photo or video uploaded on a pawtivity or event can be seen by other members. Your 5 most recent photos and videos will also be shown in your dog's profile. If your photo is a top favorite (most likes) it will also show up on the homepage. Comments you make on photos or videos may also be seen and replied to by other members. As always, you may choose to upload to your personal album and set the privacy on who may view your personal album in your settings. (While in Beta, videos have been disabled.)

    8. My saved pawtivity / event does not show up as an option when I submit a photo.

    You must refresh the page in order for the system to process the save. After you refresh, click on the first green icon at the top of the page to submit a photo / video. You should see your saved pawtivity / event come up on the list.

  • CHALLENGES & CONTESTS

    1. Where do I find challenges and contests?

    From time to time we will offer challenges and contests to our members and on our social media channels. Every month, there will be at least one challenge which may or may not be sponsored. These will show up either as the featured monthly challenge, pawtivity, or event.

    2. Why can't I see the leaderboard?

    We have turned off this feature off currently until main launch. We want to get some feedback on what you want to see in the leaderboard! Do you want to see dog rankings? In what categories - by breed or other? How often would you use this feature?

  • ARTICLES

    1. Where can I find articles?

    Articles are under the Explore menu at the top of the website.

    2. How do I save an article? Where do I see my saved articles?

    You can click on the green paw on an article banner to save it to your saved article list. Click on the last green icon (paw) in the navigation bar at the top of the website (bottom for mobile) and go to your "My Saved Articles" list.

    3. Can I submit an article to be included on Pawtivity?

    We are happy to have you include an article on Pawtivity? If you have an long adventure story with your dog, we would be happy to include it as part of the "Our Adventures" section of the website with a link to your Pawtivity profile. We may also link back to your blog, if you have one.

    4. How do I submit my dog for consideration to be featured as an amazing pup?

    Amazing pups are included in our Instagram accounts @myamazingpup and @pawtivity. We will interview pups for an article that are truly, amazingly above and beyond.

  • PROFILE

    1. Where do I go to see my public profile?

    Your profile is accessible from the navigation bar's third green icon (people) on the top of the website or by selecting "My Profile" from the dropdown under your username at the top right of the website.

    2. Who can see my profile?

    Your "My Profile" page will be accessible by anyone on Pawtivity. However, you may restrict what is actually shown on the page from your Settings page or from information you provide.

  • PRIVACY & EMAIL SETTINGS

    1. Where do I set my privacy and email settings?

    At the top right of the website, you will see your username. Click on the username and dropdown menu will appear. Select "Settings" and you will open up a new page where you can set your privacy and email preferences.

    2. Who can see my photos and videos?

    Any photo or video uploaded on a pawtivity or event can be seen by other members. Your 5 most recent photos and videos will also be shown in your dog's profile. If your photo is a top favorite (most likes) it will also show up on the homepage. Comments you make on photos or videos may also be seen and replied to by other members. As always, you may choose to upload to your personal album and set the privacy on who may view your personal album in your settings. (While in Beta, videos have been disabled.)

    3. Who can see my personal information?

    For the most part, you choose what information you want others to see based on information you submit or reveal to others. As with all social media sites, please use caution when commenting or providing information about yourself online. Information made public can be found on your "My Profile" page. Usernames and first names will also be used throughout the website. Additional privacy settings can be set by you in your settings.

    4. What happens when I block a user?

    You may block a user from viewing your profile (becomes unavailable). Simply add their name that shows up on their profile in the block user section of the Settings page. As of now, you may still receive messages from that user and the user may still see your personal photos. Privacy settings for messages and personal photos are applicable to certain groups, rather than one specific user.