Fido Factor and The San Francisco SPCA Partner to Launch Comprehensive Guide to Dog Friendly San Francisco

June 25, 2009

New technology service provides dog friendly info, educates owners, and helps homeless animals.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ — Fido Factor, the ultimate guide to dog friendly locations in San Francisco, announced today the launch of their website, mobile optimized website, and iPhone/iPod touch application. San Francisco dog owners can use Fido Factor to find pre-qualified dog friendly locations, learn important dog safety tips, and support homeless animals in San Francisco.

“We’re very excited to be contributing this resource to the San Francisco dog community and to have found such a great partner in The San Francisco SPCA,” said Co-Founder and CEO, Justin O’Neill. “With its thriving dog community we felt San Francisco was the perfect location to debut our technology, and by working with The SF/SPCA we’ve been able to incorporate a robust education and philanthropy component.”

Dog owners can browse five categories; including restaurants, bars, retail stores, attractions and parks, or look up locations by name or neighborhood. For each location there are important details like leash policy and permitted dog hours, and fun details like dog treat and water bowl availability. For owners uncertain their dog is ready to explore the city, Fido Factor offers a comprehensive education section, complete with safety, training, and behavior articles and the ability to ask trainers from The SF/SPCA questions. Users can even add their own dog friendly locations and contribute reviews based on their personal dog experience and be rewarded for doing so. For each review or location added, Fido Factor will make a donation to The SF/SPCA, which users can track on their profile. These donations help to shelter, care, and place homeless dogs and cats in new homes.

“We definitely saw the need for this type of service, and we’re excited to be partnered with Fido Factor. Dog guardians are always looking for places they can take their dog in the city and now they have to look no further,” said Jan McHugh Smith, President of The SF/SPCA. “We also applaud Fido Factor for making responsible dog guardianship, promoting the human-animal bond, and giving back to the community a top priority.

The public launch event is Friday, June 26 at The SF/SPCA from 12-2pm. Guests will receive free lunch and are encouraged to bring their on-leash dog(s). RSVP by emailing launch@fidofactor.com .

SOURCE Fido Factor

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