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Greetings From Dogstin

Whistle, the pet-loving brand behind the leading GPS pet tracker and activity monitor, is taking Austin by storm and transforming it into the ideal city for pets, Dogstin.

What's Dogstin?

Dogstin is a hypothetical city existing only in your dog's dreams (and in Austin for 2 days!). Dogstin is a city covered in large, green dog parks, where factories produce endless amounts of dog treats and it only rains tennis balls. Kidding, but it IS a symbol of the need for more pet-friendly cities. Together with Mars and its pet care brands, Whistle is going to be popping up on the streets of Austin during the city's largest festival in the form of an adorable mini dog park.

come visit dogstin!

What Can People Do In Dogstin?

Play with Pups!

Passersby are encouraged to take a break from the hustle of that huge conference in Austin and chill out with dogs from the local shelters. The dog park, aka “Dogstin,” will be handing out free sweets and treats as you wait to play, pet or even walk the puppies.

Participate in the dog walkathon!

Take a pup for a spin. A few dogs will be decked out in brand new Whistle 3 pet trackers so we can follow your walk around the block (or five) – the more you walk, the more money we donate to local animal shelter Austin Pets Alive. Each 10-minute walk raises $100 for shelters!

Take an iconic picture in front of the famous Dogstin mural!

Don't forget to take a picture at the Dogstin mural wall (located at our Dogstin pop-up park) and share it on social with #Dogstin so we can see everyone who visited our idyllic pup-friendly city.

Eat ice cream and chill!

We know this is what you really want to do.

come visit dogstin!

Can't Make It To Dogstin In Austin?

Can't make it to Austin to see the amazing-ness that is Dogstin? Not to worry, you can follow the events on social with #Dogstin to see all the pictures and videos coming out of the park.

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN the Ultimate Pup Pack! The prize pack includes a new Whistle 3 Pet Tracker, a Wisdom Panel Doggie DNA Kit 4.0, a collar and water bowl for your dog, a water bottle for you and dog treats from Mars Petcare; Just share a pic of your pup on social media in their/your favorite city using #Dogstin and you're automatically entered to win! See giveaway Terms & Conditions.

Why Create A Fake City Called Dogstin?

There are a few reasons why we decided to create Dogstin:

  1. As part of the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ initiative that Mars Petcare is pioneering, a dog park in the middle of a busy urban street during one of the biggest events of the year seemed like a great place to spread the word. Austin is a very pet-friendly city and a great place to promote a pet-loving message. Mars Petcare is focusing on encouraging four main pillars to make cities across America better for pets: Pet-friendly housing, pet-friendly businesses, play areas for dogs and their humans (hence the dog park), and more accessible animal shelters so pets can be easily adopted.
  2. Whistle is at the forefront of creating a smarter world for pets with leading technology, so a techie crowd seems like the best place to champion our best-in-breed pet tracker.
  3. Because it's cool. Seriously, who doesn't want to spend the day in a pup's dream world. Plus, there's puppies and free ice cream.

When And Where To Find Dogstin?

Dogstin will be in Austin from March 11-12 at a pop-up park on Congress Ave. between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Festivities run from 9:30 a.m. till 5 p.m. (CST).


come visit dogstin!

Mar 6, 2017

Tags:   dogstin   better cities for pets   dogs  


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