You can help NCCR just by turning on the ResQwalk app when you are out for a walk, run, or biking even if you don’t have a dog! More information on how it works below from Best Friends website.


Is ResQwalk available for both iOS and Android?
Yes, ResQwalk is available for both iOS and Android.

Does it cost anything to use ResQwalk?
No. ResQwalk is free to use for both you and the animal welfare organizations we support.

How does it work?
Throughout the year, we’ll announce a ResQpool of cash and other resources provided by generous corporate sponsors. To help earn money for your favorite organization, simply download the app, select your favorite ResQwalk partner to support and press “Start.” We’ll also mix it up with monthly promotions that will enable you to earn additional resources for animals in need (like food, toys and treats). So keep your walking shoes ready!

Is ResQwalk limited to walking?
No. You can participate in any distance-related activity — walking, running or biking —that can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 miles per hour.

Is there a limit to how many miles I can log each day?
Yes. There is a limit of 30 miles per day, which is just enough to run a marathon and take a walk to stretch out your muscles afterward.

How is the monthly ResQpool funded?
ResQpool is funded by some generous corporate sponsors, for whom we are very grateful!

How is the monthly ResQpool divided up among the ResQpartners?
Every quarter, the ResQpool is proportionally distributed to the ResQwalk partners based on miles walked on their behalf. For example, let’s say everyone using ResQpool walked a total of 1,000 miles in one month. Charity A logs in 800 miles and Charity B logs in 200 miles. For that month, Charity A will receive 80 percent of the ResQpool while Charity B will receive 20 percent.

Can my ResQwalk benefit multiple ResQpartners simultaneously?
You can follow multiple ResQwalk partners, but you can only ResQwalk for one at a time. However, you can change who you’re benefiting by selecting from the “Start ResQwalk” screen.

What if I don’t see my favorite animal welfare organization listed as a ResQpartner on the app?
If your favorite shelter or animal welfare group is not listed, be sure to let them know about ResQwalk and invite them to become a Best Friends Network partner.

How do I change to a new ResQpartner beneficiary?

You can change back to an eligible partner by going to the “Start Walk” screen, clicking on the rescue currently listed as receiving funds. This will bring up a page to allow you to search for other rescues. Search for a new rescue, click follow, then designate them on the Start Walk screen.

Is ResQwalk limited to shelters and other organizations that rescue animals?
Yes. In fact, ResQwalk is only open to registered 501(c)3 or charity animal welfare organizations that meet the qualifications to be a Best Friends Network partner.

How does the Goal feature work?
The app provides you with the option to create weekly distance goals based on your personal fitness objectives.

I would like to email someone at ResQwalk and ask a specific question. Is that possible?
Absolutely! Email and we’ll get back to you within one or two business days.