Sonny D'avola, founder of GoWalkies

A new smartphone app that connects dog walkers with dog owners has exceeded its initial download target for its beta launch.

Founded by army veteran, Sonny D’Avola, GoWalkies is the only UK dog walking app that enables dog walkers to keep 100% of their earnings, whilst providing owners with carefully vetted and insured ‘on-demand’ walkers, who can share their walk location and imagery in real-time via in-app tracking features.

During its beta stage, GoWalkies received thousands of downloads from both dog walkers and owners alike – providing the opportunity for professional walkers across the country to establish their own business, whilst enabling owners to book hassle-free walks for their dogs as they return to the office.

With a clear objective for GoWalkies to become the UK’s leading dog walking app before expanding overseas, Sonny and the wider app team are incredibly encouraged by its initial success, ahead of the official launch of the app on 27thSeptember 2021. He confirmed:

“The beta version of GoWalkies has proved incredibly successful. To date, the number of downloads has far exceeded our expectations, and I am hopeful that as more and more people return to the office, not only will dog owners require the support of carefully vetted walkers – but thousands of existing or new professional dog walkers will have access to a free and easy to use platform that will enable them to build their own successful dog walking business.”

To ensure peace of mind for owners as dog theft continues to rise, all dog walkers who register via GoWalkies are carefully vetted, are required to upload identity documents and are recommended to invest in a walker insurance.

Committed to donating 10% of its annual profits to charity, GoWalkies is free to download via Google Play and the Apple App store. Self-funded, the app is forecast to have tens of thousands of downloads from both dog walkers and dog owners within the coming months.