Mercy Acceleration to Offer 8-week Running Clinic – Mercy Health System Javon Bea

Janesville, WI (PRWEB) May 23, 2015

Javon Bea Mercy Health System CEO – Mercy Acceleration at the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, 557 N. Washington St., Janesville, will host an 8-week running clinic program, Mondays, June 1-July 20, 5:30-6:30 pm.

The 8-week clinic is lead by Brent Wesolek, MS, USAT coach, and Laurie Finke, RN, BSN, who will offer training that encompasses a warm-up, training runs, flexibility exercises, education on nutrition, running mechanics and show selection and weekly training plans.

The program is designed for both new and veteran runners. Cost is $ 50 per person. Class size is limited. Class meets at the east entrance. Register by calling (608) 743-2757 or by stopping by Mercy Acceleration.


Amercanex is Revolutionizing Order and Efficiency in the Hemp Industry

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

Amercanex today announced that it is launching the American Hemp Exchange, the first fully electronic marketplace for industrial hemp and associated products. Amerhempex will provide a comprehensive electronic marketplace in which wholesale and retail distributors of hemp can buy, sell, or exchange their hemp-related inventories on a fully disclosed and transparent environment.

Amerhempex is able to meet this demand through a unique blend of cutting-edge infrastructure, tools, and needs-based solutions predicated on state-of-the-art technology and real world experience. Distribution will take place through the American Hemp Exchange marketplace, which requires strict adherence to centralized regulatory and reporting requirements as designated by local, regional and national governing authorities.

“We believe that the time has finally come for agribusiness to change their model significantly through new technology and capitalize on the advantages of e-business through Amerhempex in order to improve on the marketing and trading of their products. With industrial hemp now being approved in multiple jurisdictions for research and development, our vision is to provide a verifiable tested product to those companies seeking a consistent supply of industrial hemp needed to produce their products. We believe Amerhempex will help improve agricultural providers ability to confirm contracts, eliminate the issues of inferior products, and lessen the wait time from overseas and international markets”, stated Steve Janjic, CEO for Amercanex.

The Amerhempex solution is a central electronic platform that sets the standard for efficiency, regulatory reporting, and innovative technology.

Many benefits of the new American Hemp Exchange launched by Amercanex will include promotion of real time information flow and availability, market transparency and price discovery, facilitation of industry coordination with complete access over the Internet with fully managed Infrastructure. The new Amerhempex trading and e-commerce platform will provide greater transparency within the purchasing process since prices and stock levels will all be accessible in an open environment to approved buyers and sellers 24/7. Amerhempex does not directly grow, harvest, or distribute or sell cannabis or any substances that violate or contravene United States law or the Controlled Substances Act, nor does it intend to do so in the future.

About Amercanex

Amercanex (American Cannabis Exchange), the parent company of Amerhempex, is the web-based user-interface to the Electronic Cannabis Marketplace (ECM), offering a comprehensive suite of tools and solutions tailored to address a diverse client base. The proprietary platform ensures that only product, quantity, and best-available pricing are shown, thus ensuring a completely transparent, neutral and non-manipulated free-market where supply and demand are the only factors affecting price discovery. To learn more about Amercanex, please visit

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Robert Ruiz, Chief Marketing Officer

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Jessica Burciaga is the most popular American model. Her father is Mexican and her mother is French, Irish and German. Jessica Burciaga was selected to be Playboy’s February 2009 Playmate of the Month. She has been featured in Maxim and has been on the cover of Modified Mag, Performance Auto & Sound, Latino Future, and Open Your Eyes. In 2006, Burciaga was chosen to work at Playboy Club at the Palms in Las Vegas. The music video of Jamie Foxx’s “Fall For Your Type” features the model as the lead lady.

Jessica Burciaga’s Astrology

Astrology is the study of the movements and placement of celestial bodies that are believed to have an effect on the life on earth or the events experienced by humans. There have been other definitions too, such as Astrology is a divine art and a symbolic language. This Astrology Report of Jessica Burciaga move to show her career, nature, health, professional, major happenings in life, love, etc. In olden times, Astrology and Astronomy were correlated to the extent that they were considered synonyms to each other. The reason behind this was that events in the human life were affected by the changes in the positions of the planets and other celestial bodies which were central to the field of astronomy.

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Saturn has relation with mars. Jessica Burciaga has a short temperament. Sometimes under provocation, Jessica Burciaga is so short tempered by nature that Jessica Burciaga can be harshed tongue and can misbehave. Jessica Burciaga is fond of high tastes in all respect. Jessica Burciaga likes to spend money purchasing expensive things as per her taste. Lord of Ascendant is Retro and watery Sign is in ascendant and Planet Jupiter has effect on Ascendant in chart of your horoscope also indicates that Jessica Burciaga is quite slim in the beginning but at one stage or the other Jessica Burciaga is likely to gain a lot of weight.

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Vedic Astrology is more popular around the world. Jyotisha is the abstraction of the planets; stars and other celestial bodies which include the horizon. The word “Jyotisha” is a combination of two words, of which the first part “Jyoti” means light which is believed to have its source from heaven and the second part “Sha” means best or the prudent one. Therefore the word Jyotisha can also be called as the “science of lights” or “the wisdom of the heavens”. Astrology can be used to understand a person’s personality, successes and failures and to forecast how someone will feel or behave over a period of time.

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Highlights the Very Best of On-Site Health and Wellness

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that travelers have a number of reasons for traveling each time that they leave home for a great vacation experience. It also knows that one of the main reasons that travelers dream of these vacations and wait in anticipation for these getaways is because they want a chance to get away and enjoy some true relaxation. When they travel with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, members can rest assured that they will have a number of extraordinary chances to feel refreshed during their Lifestyle getaway, whether they are reclining on the beach or relaxing with a cool cocktail at one of the Lifestyle bars. One of the best options that they have to enjoy relaxation during their Lifestyle stays is to head to the extraordinary spas and wellness amenities that are featured as a part of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club.

1.    Yin Yang Spa: This spa experience will treat Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Members to extraordinary treatments. These treatments include massages, body scrubs, seaweed wraps, facials, and aromatherapy. There are also showers, a sauna, and health club facilities. All of these are available to both men and women so that they can feel truly refreshed on vacation.

2.    Fitness Center: Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows how important it is for travelers to feel refreshed when they get away, and for many this includes being able to get a great workout. That is why when travelers head to the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club resort they can also head to the full fitness center for a world class workout. Kick start a day of thrilling activities by feeling great with some cardio or weight lifting.

3.    Sensorio Spa: Many of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Members have already begun taking advantage of new options in Mexico that are now available through Lifestyle. When they enjoy these new options, guests will also be able to enjoy the Sensoria Spa. Here there are a variety of treatment packages that offer wraps, massages, scrubs, and other amazing treatments to relax the body, mind, and soul.

A vacation through Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is truly a dream experience for members each year. A Lifestyle membership is one of the most sought after and rewarding ones in the industry because it gives members access to nothing but true luxury. Every vacation with Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is unforgettable for guests, whether they are relaxing on one of the 7 unique beaches at the Dominican Republic resort, or taking advantage of one of the new resorts in Mexico. To learn more about enjoying one of these outstanding vacation opportunities, please visit


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Best Western Unveils New Icon in Bogor Indonesia

PHOENIX (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Best Western International has continued its rapid expansion in Indonesia with the launch of a new hotel in Bogor, West Java.

The new BEST WESTERN Bogor Icon is a modern, 16-story midscale hotel located in the heart of Bogor, easily accessible from Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. It is also situated just 15 minutes’ drive from the Bogor Presidential Palace and Botanical Garden.

Guests are offered the choice of 345 contemporary rooms, all offering comfortable bedding, mini-bars, room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with international satellite channels.

The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serves up delectable international and Asian dishes, and guests can also relax in the swimming pool or work out in the fitness center.

For the MICE market there is also a choice of meeting rooms, including a ballroom that can host large-scale events of more than 1,000 guests.

“Best Western International’s Indonesian expansion strategy is now in full swing, and BEST WESTERN Bogor Icon is another excellent addition to our fast-growing collection of hotels across the country,” said Ron Pohl, Best Western International’s Senior Vice President of Brand Management.

“With its ideal location close to Jakarta and excellent transport links, Bogor is becoming a key destination for both domestic and international travelers. BEST WESTERN Bogor Icon is an important addition to our Indonesian portfolio, complementing our existing collection of five hotels in nearby Jakarta” Mr. Pohl added.

Olivier Berrivin, Best Western International’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia, commented; “Best Western International has identified Indonesia as one of its most important markets and our arrival in Bogor marks another major milestone in our nationwide expansion strategy. We look forward to welcoming guests to this excellent new hotel.”

BEST WESTERN Bogor Icon becomes Best Western International’s 14th hotel in Indonesia and its sixth in the West Java and Jakarta region. Its launch comes just weeks after the opening of the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Bellevue in Jakarta.

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etouches CEO to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of New Haven

NORWALK, Conn. (PRWEB) May 14, 2015

etouches President and CEO Oni Chukwu will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Administration at the Spring Commencement of the University of New Haven on Sunday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. Recognized for his successful career in the software industry and his outstanding contributions to the community, Chukwu will receive the honorary PhD at the ceremony Sunday where approximately 500 undergraduate degrees will also be awarded.

“[Oni’s] career shows what can be accomplished when talent is combined with hard work and dedication, while [his] commitment to give back sets a wonderful example for our students to emulate,” said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan.

With more than 20 years of experience in growing global technology companies, Chukwu has a successful track record raising billions in investor capital and proven skills in recruiting and nurturing global talent to deliver innovative solutions for companies worldwide.

Aside from Chukwu’s professional success in the software industry, he is also dedicated to giving back to the community. With his charity Africa Plan Foundation, he supports under privileged youth and women’s issues globally in the areas of education, healthcare and leadership development. Setting forth a standard at etouches that supports local communities and charities that employees are involved in.    

“I am quite humbled to receive this honor from my alma mater, the University of New Haven,” said etouches CEO, Oni Chukwu. “With a mission that aligns with etouches own, to prepare students to be successful in a global society, I hope students will recognize the support that the University has given them and to use every opportunity they have to give back to their communities, as global citizens.”

About Oni Chukwu

K. Oni Chukwu is president and CEO of etouches, the leader in cloud-based events management software. He joined the company in 2013 to lead etouches through its next phase of growth. Chukwu has more than 20 years of experience in growing global technology companies and working closely with enterprise business users around the world, providing them the software, technology tools and services they need to achieve their growth goals. Prior to joining etouches, he served seven years as executive vice president and CFO of Triple Point Technology, a firm that specializes in solutions for commodity trading, risk management and logistics. He joined the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in 2007. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Technology Council. Chukwu holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.

About etouches

etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Founded in 2008, the event management technology company has more than 900 customers in 35 countries. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. Headquartered in the United States, the company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at

Cinsay Launches Expanded Corporate Web Site Showcasing New Features for Monetizing Video Content

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

Cinsay, Inc., the world leader in social video ecommerce, has launched a new and more visual version of its corporate web site featuring expanded customer examples, detailed visuals on features, new technologies, and growing sectors of Music and Entertainment, Direct Marketing, Live Content and Video Advertising.

Cinsay’s core technology is based on a web and mobile, shareable interactive video platform that can be used by anyone – anywhere, to market, generate leads, increase sales and leverage video unlike any other technology on the market today. New components to Cinsay’s video include streaming unlimited LIVE content and transacting right inside any LIVE video stream.

The redesigned video player delivers a more fluid and easy way to publish content and access the analytics dashboard. It also features the addition of additional payment gateways like China’s TenPay and AliPay this summer. By adding additional merchant gateways in its video platform, Cinsay now has the ability to take expanded ecommerce payments inside China’s most popular social networks along with embedding and transacting on twenty-plus other social sites around the world.

Additional key elements include Cinsay’s multi-patented product placement or ‘hot spotting’ technology which, enables any brand or, merchandising licensee, film studios, content holders and merchants to seamlessly tag images and items in the video that can be clicked on by viewers to trigger any type of interaction, including ecommerce.

Cinsay’s LIVE streaming is already being utilized for retailers like QVC where a live YouTube stream is imported into the player where it’s then matched with merchandise, social media and relevant offers. Now, anyone can take a favorite shopping channel along and have the ability to shop in real time, wherever they go.

The MLM and Direct Marketing portion of Cinsay’s business is capturing the attention of thousands of independent distributors who are incorporating their own videos and the marketing videos from MLM companies into their own stand alone marketing systems. Distributors can post their videos on social media and even embed the player on Facebook and tumblr as well as their own sites where they can be view on web and mobile devices, anywhere in the world. Currently Cinsay has incorporated its video technology directly into Jeunesse Global one of the fastest growing direct selling companies in the world. Cinsay has launched its API’s that can integrate directly into any MLM/Direct selling companies accounting and CRM/Backend. This gives any MLM/Direct selling company a global advantage.

Verner Dixon, an executive previously with IBM and Gartner, now an associate with Jeunesse Global said, “This is actually a game changer for the MLM, Direct Sales industry as far as I’m concerned. I now have the ability to promote my products using professional videos and presentations to host live training and hangouts with my current distributors to grow my business and increase my downline right on the spot! My prospects and customers can purchase my offerings before, during or after the presentation – this is awesome!”

Based on customers suggestions, focus groups and end-user feedback, the new site development emphasizes the simplicity of Cinsay’s multi-patented technology and specifically how that technology plays into marketing, sales, leads and political donations – all for small to medium and enterprise-level corporations and nonprofit organizations.

“We’re very proud of our video technology platform and the ways it is evolving in helping anyone to better market and sell their offerings and services anywhere in the world – and do it more affordably,” said Founder and CEO, Christian Briggs.

Cinsay’s client base actively serves a growing customer base of content providers ranging from movie studios, musicians, sports franchises and entertainment clients to independent small businesses, big brands and Network Marketing companies. Sales of Cinsay’s platform come from various channels including Yahoo Small Business and Wix.

Recently, the company also added web business services to help merchants market and promote their online stores as well as design and host entire ecommerce sites like,, Mario Andretti Shop site and

Cinsay’s expanded services and web redesign follow last month’s relaunch of its branded apparel division, Cinsay On Demand. Both initiatives include the ability for content providers to now sell directly to consumers, eliminating the need for wholesale in the supply chain. Merchandise and apparel are produced ‘on demand’ as orders come in via the video, creating the ultimate ‘just in time’ inventory control, which then ships directly to customers.

“Cinsay On Demand meets the needs of instant, brandable merchandise for anyone in need of quality designed items without having to manage the inventory, shipping, tracking and returns. We’ve created the best of printable merchandise and combined it with turnkey order fulfillment along with a complete stand alone shopping site branded to the unique demands of each merchant,” said Christian Briggs, Founder and CEO of Cinsay, the parent company. “Whether someone needs just one shirt or one million, our expanded facility in Dallas can accommodate any order. There’s simply no other type of opportunity out there like this for businesses, schools or nonprofits.”

Content to Commerce

Cinsay On Demand also fits perfectly with Cinsay’s core business model, the world’s leading transactional video player. Cinsay’s video platform enables anyone to upload video and add merchandise, lead generation, or other ‘call to actions’ – all inside the socially shareable video and then post to any website or social media page like Facebook, twitter, China’s RenRen or WeChat and Tencent.

The new approach enables film studios and content providers to completely eliminate wholesale pricing, costly inventory overhead, and third party distribution and instead, sell branded merchandise directly to audiences around the world.

“For our customers who combine our division’s apparel and merchandise inventory along with Cinsay’s video marketing and commerce platform, the opportunities to reach consumers anywhere in the world becomes an instant and huge opportunity – and all inside one easy to create and deploy platform,” Briggs added.

For more information about Cinsay and how businesses and organizations are gaining more revenues and customers, call 855-725-2462 or visit and speak with an expert.

About Cinsay

Cinsay has developed the world’s first, multi-patented shareable, marketing and ecommerce video platform. Built to be viewer and socially interactive, Cinsay’s shoppable platform is designed to drive significantly higher traffic and views for any type of business. Cinsay’s syndicatable technology enables anyone to market and promote services, sell products, accept donations and political contributions all inside its multi-patented video player platform. The technology also allows for archived or live video and provides in-depth analytics on views, shares, and transactions. Additional statistics include demographics as well as consumer buying patterns. Cinsay hosts exclusive content and shopping channels for sports, music and movies aligned with partners including Andretti Autosport, Risi Competizione, Suretone Entertainment and Strokers Dallas. The company is also a software provider to SMBs via Yahoo’s Commerce Central.

Forbes named Cinsay one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” while eTail Conferences named Cinsay a “Rising Star in innovation” for 2012. Red Herring also selected Cinsay for the “Top 100 Companies in North America” for 2014. For more information, please visit or call 855-725-2462.

One or more of the following patents may protect Cinsay’s software, systems, and/or services. U.S. Patent Nos.7,840,415; 7,987,098; 8,769,053; 8,782,690; 8,813,132; 8,312,486; 8,533,753; and 8,549,555.

New at PowerSports Place by Summit Racing Equipment: Xtreme Machine Wheels

Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) May 09, 2015

In this day of off-the-shelf “customs,” riders are looking for truly unique wheels to make their bikes stand out. Enter Xtreme Machine–its line of American-made wheels and accessories offer a style that can’t be found anywhere else.

Each Xtreme Machine wheel meets JASO and TUV Standards for top performance in extreme riding conditions. Xtreme Machine offers several bold designs, each available in a variety of sizes and front/back fitments. Most wheels come in a mirror-polished chrome finish, a sleek and subtle black anodized finish, or the aptly-named “Black Cut” finish—beginning with a black anodized finish, the coating is machined away to create a design in black with brightly polished accents.

Here’s a sample of some of Xtreme Machine’s newest wheels:

Starting with a classic spoke design, Xtreme Machine added dagger-like accents in the rim’s negative space to create its Stiletto Wheels. For greater impact, each aluminum accent has a beveled edge and ball-milled dots.

Look closely at Xtreme Machine’s Reaper Wheels and it’s easy to see how they got their name. Each “spoke” is actually a cluster of sickle blades, creating a bold, yet grim, statement.

With spokes that mimic a turbocharger’s impeller, Xtreme Machine’s Turbo Wheels add a dash of clean, elegant style. The twisted spoke architecture creates a minimalist vibe, making Turbo Wheels an excellent complement for modern bikes.

Xtreme Machine makes more than wheels. In fact, the company offers parts like grips, pegs, and air intakes to complement its wheel designs, all available at PowerSports Place.

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Author Alexander V. Avakov Reveals the Dark Face of Government Surveillance Systems

United States (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

Insightful and filled with perspective, Metafolklore takes readers on a unique journey that illustrates the workings of government surveillance, both intelligence and counter-intelligence organizations. Written by Alexander V. Avakov, this engaging book brings to life the experiences of immigrants from the U.S.S.R. as they traverse the path towards freedom in the United States only to find themselves being rewarded by suspicion and the violation of their rights.

Created in an unusual format, this book breaks the barriers that keep the public ignorant about what truly goes on as enforcers jeopardize privacy protection in their quest to utilize surveillance measures. It bravely portrays the modus operandi of various American and foreign government agencies which include; Committee for State Security (KGB), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), Al ( the U.S. section of Mossad), and ISI (Pakistani military intelligence).

Discussing the art of modern-world monitoring in the United States, this work discusses the various facets of the legal theory of surveillance and their impact on real life scenarios. Intelligently citing the difference between surveillance and personal intrusion, this book demonstrates how important it is to draw a line in order to protect citizens’ rights and privacy. Controversial, this literature exposes the truths behind the history of political spying in the U.S., the trends in today’s modern electronic surveillance measures, and their implications on ordinary civilians’ lives.

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About the Author

Alexander V. Avakov was born in the U.S.S.R in 1954, in the family of engineers. Since an early age, he had been curious and interested in economics and philosophy. He had studied for five years in the Mathematical Department of the Ural State University in Sverdlovsk. At the final year at the university, he distributed pamphlets with a liberally-minded critique of the Soviet system. He was arrested and accused of “Anti-Soviet Agitation and Propaganda.” He was sentenced to one and a half years of hard labor. During his incarcerations, he expanded his education. In 1981, he was allowed to emigrate in the U.S.

He has had a successful career as a computer programmer and has travelled extensively abroad. He is now a VP, Senior Systems and Database Architect at an international software company. He has published books both in Russian and in English.

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On-Demand Dog Walking App Wag! Raises $2.45 Million in Seed Round

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Wag! (, the first app to provide dog owners with instant access to quality dog walkers, today announced the closing of a $ 2.45 million seed round as well as an official launch in a second city, San Francisco. The round was led by Freestyle Capital (, and other participants including Greylock (, Crunchfund (, Dave Morin’s Slow Ventures (, Social Leverage (, and RRE (

The funds will be used to fuel Wag!’s rapid expansion into additional major US markets beyond existing presence in Los Angeles and, most recently, San Francisco. Funds will also be used to expand the product offering & services.

In Beta for iOS users until now, there are currently 75 dog walkers that cover all neighborhoods in San Francisco. Dog walkers can be summoned up to 30 minutes in advance, or scheduled regularly, and walks can be tracked through GPS in real-time. Users may also schedule a “meet and greet” with their walker ahead of time. A “report card” is delivered through the app at the end of each walk including a picture, map of the walk, and behavior report. Currently the cost is $ 20 per dog for each half hour walk with an additional $ 5 per dog in the same household.

Launched in LA in January of 2015 Wag! has already seen rapid demand in cities around the country. “We like to think of ourselves at the Uber of dog walking. Essentially, we have placed a trusted and insured dog walker in your pocket, and for the first time your dog has its own app on your phone,” said founder Josh Viner.

Wag! was created based on Viner’s hesitations to own a pet given his busy schedule as a tech entrepreneur in LA. Using his background in building consumer tech companies and scaling them to millions of users, Josh founded Wag! with the mission to make it easier to own a dog. Viner then connected with Jason Meltzer of Surfdog LA and asked him to join the Wag! team based on his vast experience in the industry as one of Los Angeles’ best loved dog walking, pet care and pet supply delivery businesses.

“This is just the beginning,” said Meltzer, Wag!’s co-founder and Chief Dog Officer. “We’re on our way to improving the lives of millions of dogs and dog owners.”

About Wag!

Founded in January 2015, Wag! is an on-demand app-based mobile service that allows dog owners to hire fully trained, background checked, insured and bonded dog walkers for 30 to 60 minute walks. The app notifies owners when their dog is picked up and allows them to follow the walk through Wag!’s GPS “Puppy Tracker”. When the walk is finished the owner receives a report card indicating distance travelled and time, along with a “pee & poo” record, a photo/video and any notes the walker may need to communicate. For every mile a dog walks with Wag!, 10 cents is donated to the Best Friends Foundation.