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DogMap App for dog owners and assistance dog handlers Plus: A raffle from August 2nd – 8th, 2020


On DogMap you can mark places with “dog-friendly”, “assistance dog-friendly” or “not accessible” – all over the world. In the first year, well over 20,000 places were marked. The goal is now to increase this number to 50,000 by the end of 2020.

Pfotenpiloten is celebrating International Assistance Dog Week from 2nd – 8th of August, 2020, with a big raffle, because: The more people actively use the DogMap and make entries, the more valuable it becomes for everyone. Dog owners and assistance dog handlers are therefore invited to mark places they have visited. We will raffle 90 prizes amongst the 300 most active participants!

How does the competition work?
1 – Download DogMap or open
2 – Create and confirm your own account (if you have already made entries before, it is best to use the same device).
4 – Check the box for the competition.
5 – Also check the newsletter box and “Like” on, so you always get the latest news.
6 – Confirm registration email.
7 – Mark all places you have experience with on the map.
8 – On Saturday, August 8, 2020, 4 pm CST we will determine the 300 most active participants and draw the following 90 prizes at 6 pm:

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Background information:

  • is an interactive web-app created by Pfotenpiloten.
  • The DogMap works worldwide.
  • It works in any Internet browser and in German, English, Spanish, French, Russian, Czech, and Romanian.
  • It can be embedded in your own website free of charge and with only one line of code (terms of use).
  • Free of charge at Google Play Store and at the Apple Appstore.
  • is part of Pfotenpiloten’s accessibility campaign, “Assistance Dog Welcome” – funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS).
  • The collected data is permanently available to the public, free of charge, and shared with other projects relating to accessibility via the Sozialhelden’s Accessibility Cloud.
  • Teilnahmebedingungen sind hier gelistet:

Why we created DogMap:

People with disabilities have a right to participate in life without barriers. Law and fairness demand this. Ten years ago, the Federal Republic of Germany signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-BRK). People with disabilities are guaranteed the right to animal assistance in articles 9 and 20. Other than the well-known guide dog for the blind, there are assistance dogs for a variety of impairments. Assistance dog handlers, however, are often denied access because of their assistance dog. DogMap is intended to create increasing accessibility for assistance dog teams and is also a very useful, free app for all dog owners.

Who is behind the DogMap?

Pfotenpiloten is committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to get a fresh start with a well-trained assistance dog. We do not train assistance dog teams ourselves, but, as an independent non-profit organisation, we establish important foundations for acceptance and support.

The core of our work lies in the independence of our organisation. Pfotenpiloten and the Assistance Dog Foundation, which is currently being established, act as mediators between the parties involved. Through public relations, quality management, and promotion, we establish sustainable structures in the hitherto unregulated sector.

Infos zur Zutrittskampagne: 
DogMap im Browser:
Android Play Store:
Also listed in Apple App Store.

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