The first virtual dog adoption platform in Cyprus has been created by Dogo- the Junior & Senior School team taking part in this year’s Junior Achievement Entrepreneurial Competition. (www.ja-cyprus.com)
The dogo-cy.com platform is the first of its kind to offer “virtual” adoption, initially of elderly and poorly dogs being housed in dog-shelters around the island.
The initiative gives people an opportunity to support these dogs without having to physically adopt, and at the same time support the dog shelters that are permanently housing them.
With as little as €10, €20 or €50 you can support a chosen dog for a month, to help the dog shelters who need to care for the dogs’ medical bills and upkeep. In return, customers receive from Dogo a certificate for their chosen dog, a social media badge to display on their Facebook and Instagram, and an update at the end of the month on how their dog is doing.
Harry Dikaios, the CEO of the student company, explained that the platform was created as a social enterprise business to help support the dog shelters around Cyprus, who do such amazing work.
“Many people want to help shelter dogs but cannot physically adopt them either because they don’t have space, or because they work many hours.
“Our Dogo virtual dog adoption platform helps people support dogs that never get adopted because they are old and have medical bills,” he said.
More information at https://www.dogo-cy.com