Find out some of the best dog apps for dog lovers and pet owners.
Dogs have officially gone digital with this collection of incredible apps designed to make dog parents and pet lives better!
In honor of Steve Jobs’ birthday on February 24th, we wanted to reflect on the many ways that his incredible inventions have helped us to live happier and better lives. Of course, Jobs had no way of knowing what the iPhone would eventually turn into at the time, but nowadays, there is basically an app for everything—including apps for pawrents and their pets. In this article, we will explore the best apps currently available to dog parents!
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The Best Dog Apps for Pawrents
Pet parents are always looking for new ways to connect with their pets, but pet parenting isn’t all just fun and games. Sometimes, you need support, and this is where your favorite dog apps can really come in handy. With these helpful dog apps, dog owners can help their pups to live better lives.
Sometimes the best app is the one that just makes our lives a little easier, and nothing does it quite like Chewy. This brand, known for its passion for pets, provides an app that has everything that you could possibly need for pets of all shapes and sizes. With a full marketplace with the best pet products around, shopping for your pet—and spoiling them—is easier than ever.
Chewy offers access to so many of the best modern brands in its marketplace, but it is a pet lover’s dream because of its autoship features. Using this app, you can decide how and when you want your pet products to arrive, which means you’ll never have to stop by the pet store on your way home from work to grab a bag of kibble or a box of treats. This app will just send you your preferred products on a schedule that feels right for you.
Beyond simply allowing you to shop. Chewy also does an excellent job of providing you with personalized recommendations based on your dog’s interests—and to make it even better, they now offer additional support with their online pharmacy as well. Managing your pup’s needs has never been this simple.
Pawrents know the constant battle of trying to find out where we can and cannot take our precious pups. If we had it our way, we would take them just about anywhere—but it doesn’t really work that way in the real world. Seeing a need for more pet-friendly places and canine accessibility, BringFido was born.
This amazing app is a pawrent’s dream because it gives you a simple way to check whether or not you can take your dog places. It allows you to find out where you can “bring Fido” in a world where dogs are gaining more access to more spaces—and we love what this offers.
With BringFido, pawrents can learn what hotels, restaurants, activities, events, and services offer support for pets. This means that you can find the local hotspots where other dogs are hanging out—or just find the best pet-friendly hotels before you head out on your next vacation.
Find dog-friendly trails, parks, beaches, groomers, stores, and so much more. Even better, you can learn all about the experience that other pawrents and their canine companions are having so you can always have the best experience with your furry friend when you head out.
VitusVet Pet Medical Records is an app that might not be all that fun, but it is an absolute must for staying on top of your pet’s health. With this app, you can easily monitor your pet’s health, stay on top of medication and veterinary needs, and keep track of grooming appointments and your shopping needs for pets.
While we love a good fun app, the reality is that some apps really shine because of how unbelievably practical they are. VitusVet is a pawrent’s perfect companion to ensure that you can stay on top of everything important relating to your pet, but this app actually offers something even more special: support for others.
At some point, most pawrents end up leaving their pets in the care of other people. VitusVet allows you to have peace of mind by giving you the power to invite select people to your pet’s profile, so you can make sure that they have all of the information they need. The app will help you to keep track of any medical concerns, medication schedules, and vet information in case something happens. This is great for vets, pet hotels, dog walkers, and anyone who will be watching your furry little bundle of fluff.
Whistle: Smart Pet Tracker
The Whistle app is a companion app that has been designed to work with the Whistle smart pet monitors, and it is a great way to take a more serious interest in your pet’s health. This app and its companion tools allow you to keep an eye on your pet’s activity levels and more—an option that is becoming more important as more vets are diagnosing pets with weight-related health concerns.
This app gives you the power to see how active your pet is, set activity goals, and lets you track health-related behaviors like itching, drinking, sleeping, and more. By now, so many of us use health trackers, whether it is the FitBit or Apple Watch, and Whistle gives you the power of data for your pets. As an added bonus, this app also notifies you if your pet leaves your property—a feature that can save your dog’s life!
Wag! – Dog Walkers & Sitters
Wag! Pet Caregiver is an app that was created to improve the lives of pawrents and pets in a big way. As much as you might love spending time with your dog, sometimes you might not be able to give them everything that they need at any given moment. Whether you’re working long hours, going on vacation, or you have a disability that influences your activity levels, your furbaby still needs and deserves love, attention, and activity. Wag! was created to provide a solution.
In the Wag! app, you will gain access to a variety of exciting community-based features that are designed to help your dog live a healthier and happier life. You can connect with local dog walkers and set the standard for how much exercise your pup needs, but that’s not all. This app also allows you to schedule drop-in visits if you won’t be home to let your pup out, offers support for overnight stays when you’re out of town, and even connects you with 1-on-1 training sessions to help your dog to be their very best. Offering live vet support and access to top pet caregivers in your area, this app is not just a way to purchase services, but also a community.
With Wag! you can see where your dog walker takes your dog with GPS tracking, keep track of how and where your dog does their business, and get feedback from your dog walker—complete with videos, photos, and more!
Dogo – Dog Training & Clicker
Dogo - Dog Training & Clicker is an app that was created to help bring pets and their pawrents closer together through the act of training, and it is both helpful and fun. Proudly offering clear instructions for over 100 tricks for dogs, you can spend a lot of time with your pet after you download this app.
With Dogo, you will gain access to a variety of training courses based on different kinds of skills, and they offer something different for pets with different needs and preferences. Some skills are designed to bring you and your dog closer together, while others are more focused on helping pets to stay active or be more helpful around the home. With the built-in clicker in the app, training has never been easier.
The app offers a great sense of accomplishment for pawrents and pets by offering certifications that show just how talented and capable your pup really is. With helpful videos, adorable widgets, and all kinds of fun tricks, this is a great opportunity to grow your pup’s skillset. Of course, if you don’t have that much free time, Dogo takes things one step further by connecting you directly with dog training professionals in your area.
Petfinder – Adopt a Pet
Given how much pets can bring to our lives, it isn’t a surprise that a lot of us are looking for pets to adopt. Whether you’re adopting a pet for the first time or you just want to add a new member to your family, Petfinder - Adopt a Pet is an amazing resource to find pets that need a home in your area.
The real power behind Petfinder is that it offers different ways to measure your compatibility with a pet and even tells you when it thinks that a pet might be a good match. You can easily see pets and all of their details, as well as estimations about what the future will look like for them if they are young. Anyone looking to adopt will find that Petfinder makes it easy to find your family’s new member.SHOP HOODIE
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Most of us use food delivery apps on a regular basis, but DoorDash has been expanding in some pretty big ways to offer even more convenience for its users—and now pets. The DoorDash app effortlessly connects you with local restaurants and stores in your area, making it easy to have the essentials delivered when you don’t want to go out.
In most major cities, DoorDash has begun offering support for pets by connecting locals with pet stores in the area. This means that you don’t have to run back out to grab that bag of kibble—and if you suddenly find that you’re out of poop bags, don’t worry.
DoorDash can deliver your pet essentials, which is ideal for busy pawrents or those who just need a little extra help with accessibility. Just be careful—some dogs have been known to learn that delivery folks can bring treats and toys, causing quite a few of them to get even more excited when the doorbell rings!
Puppr – Dog Training & Tricks
This adorable training app is so cute that you’ll find yourself wanting to use it even more than your top social media apps. Proudly labeled as one of Apple’s App of the Day winners, Puppr - Dog Training & tricks is perfect for dogs of all ages. You can use it to potty train your new puppy or teach an old dog new tricks—and your dog will love every single minute of it.
This practical app offers clicker training with its in-app clicker, but it also provides a variety of classes ranging from the essentials like crate training all the way to extra adorable tricks like waving and sitting pretty. With this app, training your furbaby is easy and fun—and if you need a little extra help, Puppr also lets you live chat with trainers.
GoodPup: Dog Training at Home
Plenty of dog parents love their dogs but don’t really know all that much about training. While it can seem disheartening, sometimes you really just need the right support, and that is exactly what GoodPup: Dog Training at Home offers. With easy access to 1-on-1 dog trainers, you and your pup can work on training from the comfort of home over a live video chat with certified trainers. This will help you to have productive training sessions that your pet will love. With flexible scheduling and support for even the most spirited dogs, GoodPup makes training a fun and approachable process.
We all use apps every single day to make our lives easier, and this is just one more area where we can use them to improve our lives. Our pets deserve the very best that technology can offer whether it means having treats that can be delivered or just making sure that someone can drop by for a potty break if you’re working late. The best dog apps are perfect for improving your relationship with your dog, but don’t forget to keep checking back. New apps enter the App Store every single day!
Until next time, thank you for reading!