Our Vision

There are over 7.9 million people living alone in the UK, many of whom have struggled throughout this global pandemic. Our aim is to support everyone wherever possible and help them feel themselves again. We hope our app will empower people to get outside and take steps to improve their lives through exercise and socialising. There are also over 10 million dog owners, each of whom owns a different breed. As you are probably aware, there are thousands of dog groups situated on other social media platforms, many of which are isolated to their breed. We want to take these dog groups and turn them into one massive community, where all dogs and walkers are welcome.

Swalky Core Values

We have three core values at the heart of everything we do:

1. Improve Communities - Bring Together Local People and Dogs To Build Relationships

Due to COVID-19 and modern day technology, people are spending more time indoors than ever before. We aim to reduce screen time and help rebuild confidence and sociability outdoors. We are all about society and the bonds that we form and share. The ability to search for specific dogs and walkers gives users the freedom to plan their walks with others. Together we can do a lot more as one big community! We hope one day to be more than just a phone application and instead a voice to be heard.

2. Improve Lives - Give Everyone the Opportunity to Get Outdoors

Swalky is free to use and open to everyone. Our vision is to bring together a wide network of users, from vast walks of life. This will not only help build social skills and respect for our planet, but it will also help promote mental health and wellbeing. We focus on the passion for dogs and walking, rather than individual characteristics. There is estimated to be 14.1 million people in the UK with a recognised disability (Scope, UK) and we’re pleased to be one of the few apps to actively incorporate disabilities into our platform. We plan to add many more disability features in the future.

3. Improve the Planet - Promote A Cleaner Today For A Greener Tomorrow.

Users are encouraged to walk locally wherever possible and remain responsible for all environmental impact. The UK plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 and one of the great benefits of walking is that it causes very little, if any carbon footprint at all. Our vision is to remain as carbon neutral as possible and improve the areas that we venture to. We want to keep communities growing and people walking for the long haul and an important part of that is keeping environments clean.

 

10% of all monthly earnings will be distributed to charities that are in line with our values. Users will have the option to vote for their charities of choice via our social media.

A Woofing Good Time

Here at Swalky, we understand how the human-dog relationship is one of the strongest bonds imaginable and the love and loyalty that dogs provide.

 

Dogs have reinvigorated modern-day walks with their fun personalities and behaviours and encouraged human interaction. We understand the importance of daily walks towards health and wellbeing. For that reason, we always invite dogs on our social walks and enjoy seeing their panting tongues and waggling tails! 😊Although, we are taking things a step further and building a community of walkers and dog lovers, where dogs can socialise, play and build skills with the same breeds, or many others. This will boost their self-esteem, provide mental stimulation and also release pent-up energy, which is particularly important for pedigree breeds.

 

Swalky makes walking your dog more enjoyable. Your dog meets other dogs, whilst you also meet new people in your area and forge new relationships. We allow users to search for fellow dog owners based on their age, gender, location, dog breed and walking preferences.