Our purpose: To connect Pet Lovers with all their needs
Luvzpets is here to help people find everything needed for their Pets, like stores, groomers, park, and so much more. (Android)
In addition to reviews, you can use Luvzpets to find events, lists, lost and found and to talk with other pet lovers.
Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and message their customers.
The ASPCA has a good line of mobile apps aimed at helping out tech-savvy pet owners. The ASPCA Pet Safety app (Android, iOS) can help pet owners plan for pet safety during emergencies, natural disasters and extreme weather. The app presents safety and preparedness hints, suggestions on how to search for lost pet’s right after emergencies and tools for storing pet information or creating a lost pet kit.
The apps offer more detailed tutorials, but the idea is that the app will play special sounds like toy squeaks or door bells to reinforce certain kinds of behaviors. Though like any kind of training, this takes practice and discipline.
The ASPCA’s other mobile app is the Animal Poison Control Center app (Android, iOS), a handy guide to common household items, drugs, hazards and plants that can be toxic or dangerous for dogs, cats, birds or horses. Users can search for a particular substance or plant or filter by species. They can also get a color coded risk assessment, a list of expected symptoms and suggested actions, poison calculators for things like chocolate or rat poison and —most importantly — a one-touch dial to the ASPCA’s poison control hotline.
Choose from an array of guides and tutorials, and track your progress along the way. Even better, the latest version doesn’t even require an internet connection.
Pet First Aid by American Red Cross (Android, iOS) is a nicely designed first aid guide and knowledge base for owners of dogs and cats. The app provides users with simple first aid lessons, step by step guides and how-to videos. The multiple configurable pet profiles come in handy, as do the section where you can save your vet’s contact details.
With nearly 340 different registered dog breeds recognized by the World Canine Organization (not to mention mixed breeds), it can be difficult to know which will be best for you and your living situation.
Maybe you want a dog that doesn’t shed so much; maybe you need a running buddy; maybe you want to know what health problems to look out for in a breed — these apps are here for you. (DB Android, PD Android, PD iOS) There are also plenty of books out there if you want more detailed information, but the free apps are a great place to start.
askPETMD (iOS, Android) takes its cues from other symptom checking apps, only rather than picking out human body parts and describing symptoms, with askPETMD, you consult a chart of cat and dog body parts and look up symptoms. The app references more than 2,500 articles on various dog and cat maladies, with remedies and veterinary information.
PetCoach allows you to talk to real, licensed vets and trainers for free, 24/7. (Android, iOS) You can consult in an emergency, ask about symptoms, or even find nutrition advice. If you find a particularly great connection, the app also lets you schedule appointments with that professional.
Dog Buddy-My Dog file and first aid (iOS)
Keeping on top of all your dog’s health needs is no mean feat. Dog Buddy is a to-do and health log app that helps you keep a journal of your dog’s medical needs, treatments, vaccination schedules, and other info you might need to make sure that your four-footed friend stays healthy and happy. Users can track their dog’s weight, create journal entries and milestones, store photos, and save your dog’s bio data, vet contact details, medication schedules, and more, all for free.
Track the daily walks with your beloved dog! Record the route, distance and the duration of each walk to see all the exercise your puppy gets each day. (Android, iOS) Take photos of your walks and share your great experiences with friends and family. You can also log where your puppy made a pee or a poo. Based on that pee marker you can see where your dog usually goes Potty.
Similar to Dog Buddy, 11Pets is a pet needs and health journal app for (Android, iOS) devices that helps you stay on top of your pet’s vaccinations, medicines, scheduled vet visits, and more. Users can store their vet’s contact details, their pet’s medical history, photos, and medication needs, as well as track your pet supply needs.
Turn your dog walks into support for your local animal organization. Simply use this free (Android, iOS) app every time you walk your dog. The more people walking for the animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice, the more we donate
Bring Fido ( iOS)
Bring Fido (iOS) takes the pain out of planning a pet-friendly trip by giving users the ability to search for pet-friendly establishments. Users can look up pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, dog parks, trails and a variety of other businesses, with filters for distance, popularity and price. You can even book reservations within the app. Users can leave reviews, browse and share photos and post their own favorite pet-friendly locations to the app.
Your dog needs walks even when it gets dark. But if safety is an issue, try Companion (Android, iOS). The app lets you add contacts who will virtually walk you home, alerting them (or the police) if you’re feeling unsafe. If your headphones are yanked out or your phone drops, the app will ask you if you’re okay, and if you don’t respond, your contacts will also be notified.
Sometimes, we can’t take our dogs along with us on long trips, vacations or even just afternoons away from home. DogVacay (Android, iOS) lets you book a local dog sitter to take good care of the four-legged members of your family when you’re away or even if you just need someone to take your dog for a walk while you’re away at work. Reservations come with premium pet insurance and daily updates. You can arrange for the dog sitter to take care of your pet at their home or yours, arrange for vet visits and more. You can look up details about your dog sitter and easily arrange a meet-and-greet so you can get to know the sitter before you commit.
Dog Park Finder Plus (iOS)
Dog Park Finder Plus (iOS) is another standout app for those looking for dog-friendly parks, trails, beaches and rest stops, featuring a massive data set of more than 6,000 locations, complete with photos, operating hours, contact information, pet rules and other details. Users can
Filter by proximity, browse by state, city or zip code, view detailed information and share locations to friends and contacts.
Play as a real puppy – jump, bark, destroy the house and do whatever you want. Now with a multiplayer mode you can play your friends and people all over the world. Cute puppies and fun adventures are waiting for you!
An up-and-coming social media app for dog lovers, BarkHappy (Android, iOS) helps you discover and meet up with other nearby dog enthusiasts, as well as find dog friendly establishments near you. Barkhappy uses your location to show you the profiles of nearby dogs that it thinks might be compatible with you and your pet, so you can meet up for a play date or dog walk. In addition, the app helps you find dog friendly parks, shops, hotels and other establishments, complete with their pet policies and amenities.
Looking for the right puppy to fill that dog-shaped hole in your life? BarkBuddy (Android, iOS) takes the swipe-dating formula and applies it to dog adoptions. Users like or swipe their way through pictures of nearby dogs and pups who are up for adoption, complete with more detailed profiles for animals that they’ve liked. If you’re serious about adopting, you can go one step further by creating a “BarkApproved” adopter’s profile to help speed up paperwork with rescue organizations. Even if all you’re doing is just looking at cute puppy pictures, you can still help out by sharing puppy profiles to friends over social media.
Paw Tracks (iOS)
Take the best possible care of your furry friend – track all your fun walks, each meal & all your dog’s business (iOS). Share important info with fellow caretakers instantly & keep them up to date on your pooch.
Cat Training (Android)
The idea of cat training my seem like an oxymoron, but the free Cat Training app (Android) gives it a good shot, providing users with a wealth of helpful articles and resources, covering everything from toilet training kittens, to introducing a cat flap, to helping manage the 3AM zombies. It’s simple, low frills, and ad-supported, so expect to see the occasional full-screen ad in between article views.
Are you tired of your friends rolling their eyes at the 300 dog selfies stored in your phone? New to town and want to find walking buddies? Now there’s Twindog, (Android, iOS) yes, Tinder for dogs, which lets you swipe and send messages just like your most/least favorite dating app.
What can you do with the BarkCam app?
– Choose a sound that will get your pup’s attention and snap a great photo.
– Add filters, fun stickers, quotes, or meme text to the image.
– Share it with friends directly from the app.