Shelter Pet Magazine

I have been taking a break from blogging for part of the summer.  Working on some other projects.  And not having to much to say. 

One project that came about partly with the passing of Jimmy, and then Bert a monthly later, was thinking about how can more homeless pets find homes.  The internet and social media is great for sharing photos of pets needing a home, but I got to wondering was their more that could be done. 

And what sort of fell into place during June was the idea for a digital magazine on iPad. To help homeless pets find homes, to increase awareness about adoptions, and spay/ neuter to reduce the number of unwanted litters clogging animal shelters.   A magazine not written directly for rescue groups and those involved in animal rescue.  But a magazine that is more mainstream- sort of like a cross between Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guidepost, and photos and videos thrown into the mix. 

Apple Newsstand became available last October and it looks just like a newsstand on your ipad or iphone.   So I shared my idea with a few people to get their opinion,  set how to have an app built, and a preview issue published.  It went live the end of July.  You can find the preview issue in iTunes by clicking this link.

If you don't have an ipad,  you can find a pdf of the preview issue, in a blog post on a new site. I am a Shelter Pet.   It also explains why the issue is only available on iPads.  At least for the time being.

It has been getting 40-60 downloads per day through the App store. And to various countries. USA, China, Australia, Europe, and South America.  Which is sort  of fun to see where it goes each day. 

1 comment:

vic said...

This sounds like a really good idea. How nice that you took it beyond the "just thinking about it" stage.


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