Did you know that there are over 89 million dog owners in the United States? As technology has grown, having the latest dog apps will help you and your furry friend in your day to day adventures!
Take a look at the 10 best dog apps every dog owner needs to have this year.
DOG PARK FINDER
The Dog Park Finder app is only on IOS, but it is well worth the $1.99 purchase. The app gives you the ability to find parks, beaches, and dog rest stops. The app is also continually growing as users have already submitted over 6,000 points of interests.
You can also filter your results by state, zip code, and also share any wonderful locations with friends or family.
This app can be considered the Tinder for dogs. You can add photos of your dog to the app, and swipe left or right to find matches of other dogs in your area. This app isn’t just valuable for the dogs but can allow the owner to connect with other dog owners in the area.
You can also change setting to sort by distance and age of the dogs you would like your four-legged friend to connect with.
While relatively knew it is a unique concept and should be a new addition to any dog owners app collection.
This dog app is an all in one dog monitoring center. One main feature of the app is that you can track the time and distance of your dog walks.
There is also the options to track the length of time between meals, and each time they do their business.
You also have the unique ability to add other people on the app that may take care of your dog. This will allow you to monitor what a dogsitter or dog walker may do when you aren’t around.
One of the best dog apps out right now is Rover. This is a dog sitting service that allows owners to connect with people that can take of their pet for reasonable prices.
You can filter by distance from your home, price, rating, as well as other options.
Another great feature of the service that the selection process for the dog sitters and walkers are extremely stringent, with less than 20% of all applicants being accepted.
This means only the best of the best will take care of your pup!
Similar to Rover, Dog Vacay allows owners to drop their dogs off for overnight stays with reputable dog sitters.
There is even a great option for some sitters to provide taxi services, which gives them the option to take your pet to a scheduled appointment for an additional fee.
The app also provides tips for training your dog, keeping them healthy, and a cool Vacay Cam to keep track of all the fun photos you take on your trip.
The Pet Coach app is like having a vet in your pocket 24/7. This free app not only gives you access to licensed veterinarians, but you can also look up their glossary of questions if you need an answer in a quick pinch.
Pet Coach Also has hundreds of blog articles that you can read to learn more about improving your dog’s health, and how to develop a nutritious eating plan for them.
PET FIRST AID
Powered by the Red Cross, Pet First Aid gives every dog owner the ability to handle emergency situations when getting to a veterinarian may not need to be an option.
The app teaches you preventative care to keep your pet safe, and you can learn over 25 ways to tackle common first aid scenarios.
It is one of the highest rated dog apps on the Google Play store for its category and should be downloaded today!
Whether you have a small chihuahua or a larger dog who may be a ringer for Crump’s Bullies, the Dog Breeds app allows you to look up any information you need for over hundreds of different dogs.
There are over 1,500,000 pictures of dogs on the app and is connected to the main website, www.petsie.org, a social networking site for pet owners.
The app is still updated regularly and it’s solid reviews make it a must-have for dog owners.
ASPCA PET SAFETY
This pet safety app allows owners to plan for emergencies while including the furry members of their family. The app shows you the best way to prepare for an emergency, how to search for lost pets, and even shows you how to create a lost pet kit.
Safety should be the number one priority for any pet owner and this is one of the best dog apps to have on your devices.
ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER
Much like their Pet Safety app, the Poison Control Center app gives the owner a guide to which household items and plants to keep away from dogs, it also includes a color-coded risk assessment.
The app also has a poison calculator for items such as chocolate and rat poison, but the biggest feature is a one-touch dial option to the Animal Poison Control Center.
WHICH DOG APPS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Whether you need to train your dog to perform a specific task, or need to find a dog sitter for a family getaway, there are a number of dog apps on this list that can immediately become helpful to you and your dog.
If you can easily determine the benefits these apps can have on your dog’s health your four-legged family member wil be jumping for joy!