THE WAGTOWN VISION
A Wagtown™ community is a place where residents and visitors recognize and enjoy the many benefits and opportunities of responsible dog-friendliness. These communities are vibrant, stronger, and better connected. Wagtown destinations attract people, spur economic growth, and foster loyalty. A Wagtown zone contributes to the core vitality of livable communities across the UnitedStates.
A Wagtown community is healthier through physical activity, safer via increased foot traffic that polices the area while exercising their dogs, more economically vibrant by appealing to up and coming workforce candidates, more welcoming to residents, workforce, and visitors with ample space to exercise and gather with your dog, more humane because of strong animal cruelty legislation, the absence of breed profiling, and admirable support of rescue and adoption organizations, and an example of responsible pet owners who register, vaccinate, and train their dogs to be sociably appealing. Dogs bring people together. When every dog in a community is cared for as a part of the family, the community is enhanced. A Wagtown community is truly “where the wag happens™.”
Our mission is to lead the movement to create a Wagtown community for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards, educate, and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change and celebration.
WAGTOWN ORGANIZATION SNAPSHOT
Wagtown is a means for cities, universities, hospitals, companies, military installations, and neighborhoods to make dog-friendliness a reality for residents and visitors in their communities.
Wagtown provides a blueprint, hands-on assistance, and recognition for towns that strive for or have achieved dog-friendly status. Wagtown offers legislative advocacy, awareness communication, programs, and services that facilitate an environment that promulgates humane treatment of and friendliness toward dogs.
A beta project to show proof of concept will begin in Dayton, Ohio in 2017. The focus will be geared toward multiple stakeholders: local governmental officials, animal advocacy groups, economic vitality organizations, quality of life associations, the art community, parks and recreation, pet health professionals, and early adopters of dog-friendly messaging.
To find out how you can donate or volunteer to join the movement, call 937-477-2403 or message at firstname.lastname@example.org. 501(c)3 pending.