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5 Apps for Dog Lovers

When it comes to smart phones, they can do a lot more than take pictures of dogs. In this week’s post, we’re all about adding a touch of tech to pump up the volume on our daily dose of puppy love.

Here are a few of our top picks in the app market:

  • dog and cellphone
    Photo by Pete Bellis

    Google Maps. Google Maps is one of the most popular tools in the app toolbox. But have you ever used it to locate things related to your dog? Not only does it make finding local pet stores and veterinarians easier, you can also find dog parks whether you’re close to home or on the road! The next time you need an adventure, search Google Maps for a park nearby and hit the trails with your dog! Link for iOS

  • Relax My Dog Music. Use this app to set the perfect mood for your dog. With channels that include Sleep Music, Grooming Music, Separation Anxiety, Car Music, and more, you can be sure that your pup will be calm and relaxed in every situation once the right soundtrack is queued up.
  • Map My Dog Walk. Whether you and your dog are pounding the pavement at home or on vacation, this app makes it easy to track your activity! Once GPS is enabled on your phone, the app tracks the route, time, distance, speed, pace, and calories for each of your outings. What are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers and grab your dog’s leash! Link for iOS
  • BarkCam. Have you over-snapped your welcome with your dog? Does she roll her eyes and look away whenever you try to take a photo of her? BarkCam is here to help! With a variety a fun sounds to attract your dog’s attention, you’ll be capturing those perfect pics again in no time!
  • Pet First Aid. This app from the American Red Cross is worth the 99 cents. With veterinary advice for common emergencies at the touch of your fingers, this app also provides videos, instructions, and contact information for emergency vet hospitals or pet-friendly hotels near you. Link for iOS


What are your favorite apps as a dog lover? Tell us in the comments below!

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