The Apple Of My iPhone

I don't have an iPhone but for those who do they just approved a new dog game which benefits Guide Dogs of Texas. You can...

Horst Hoefinger  |  May 13th 2009


I don’t have an iPhone but for those who do they just approved a new dog game which benefits Guide Dogs of Texas. You can get yourself a virtual puppy to play with while contributing to a good cause at the same.

Guide Dogs of Texas raises, trains and provides guide dogs to visually impaired Texans to enhance their mobility and independence. It is the only guide dog school in Texas and is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation.

Dolan created a downloadable application called Pocket Puppy Raiser that allows users to interact with a virtual puppy on the Apple iPhone. Users can scratch a sleeping puppy’s belly until its leg shakes, pet the dog until it licks the iPhone screen or play a game of tug-of-war with the pup. Apple approved Pocket Puppy Raiser on May 7.

The application costs $2.99 per download and proceeds will be split among the iPhone App Store, Dolan and Guide Dogs of Texas.

To download the app, go to iTunes and search “Pocket Puppy Raiser.”

The Pocket Puppy Raiser will eventually be upgraded to include more tasks.

* Pic courtesy Guide Dogs of Texas