We turn to apps to organize our lives, from finance to fitness to dating. Couldn’t they also coordinate our canine’s lives—and give us a little peace of mind, to boot?
Here’s a list of eight awesome apps that’ll transform the way you and your dog do business. From the silly (doggy cover models!) to the serious (info on common household toxins at the touch of your fingers), these are the best apps for dog owners.
The best apps for dog lovers
This new app has been garnering loads of well-deserved buzz for its creative use of facial recognition software. Finding Rover helps reunite dog lovers with their pets. Simply scan your dog’s face, and in the sad scenario that he goes missing, this app will keep your information on file and share it with local rescue organizations, vets, members, and social media outlets. They’ll all work together to help bring your pet home.
Wait…is onion bad or good for Fido? Never wonder again with PupTox, an iPhone/iPad app designed to keep your dog healthy and happy. PupTox categorizes over 250 common toxins for dogs. Wondering if your houseplants are safe for the occasional nibble? PupTox has you covered—and read our post on the most poisonous plants for dogs.
It’s raining cats and dogs, and all your cats and dogs are flipping out. Turn to Pet Acoustics (for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) for soothing sounds that’ll calm and delight your favorite pets.
Wait…Timmy is stuck in a well? Jimmy is tucked in a bell? I DON’T UNDERSTAND! Dog Translator to the (ridiculous) rescue. Okay, obviously this app is just speculating on your dog’s actual inner life—but it’s good for a laugh nonetheless.
Get healthy alongside your pooch with this app, which tracks your walks and hikes. Check out a history of all your adventures together, get alerts when it’s time to take your dog out, and enjoy recommendations for exercises you and your dog can do together.
With Tagg, you can track your pet’s location and activities, even when you’re far away. Spy on your pet from a mobile map (is he sneaking away for a romantic rendezvous with the great pyrenees down the block? Now you’ll know!) and ensure he’s getting enough healthy activity day-to-day.
This app transforms your phone into a clicker for quick and easy dog training at the tap of your thumb.
Firmly in the “just for fun” category, this app lets you make your dog a star. Put your pooch’s face on the cover of your favorite magazines and brag to all your friends about how your dog is on the cover of Bone Appetit and Vanity Fur, thankyouverymuch.
And of course, download the Rover app and discover a nationwide network of dog lovers for hire!