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Mobile Apps for Pet Parents

There really is an app for everything!

Check out these five apps perfect for pet parents.

1. BarkBuddy – FREE
Like some other apps where you can find single people in your area, BarkBuddy helps you find adoptable pups in your area! A quick swipe through the app could connect you with a new furry friend, ready to give you unconditional love. Each puppy profile will tell you things about the dog, like their breed, age, history, what rescue they’re affiliated with, and any other information. Along with finding a dog for yourself, you can share different dogs with family and friends. Like a puppy-person matchmaker! Downloading this app helps these dogs find the loving homes they deserve.

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2. Walk for a Dog – FREE
This app turns your regular walks into donations to local animal organizations of your choice! By simply using the app any time you walk your dog, you are supporting these organizations. The more people walking for a particular organization, the more money that is donated. Walk for a Dog tracks and maps your walks using GPS. You can enter as many dogs on the app and track their walks either individually or as a group. You can view past walks and also share on social media to encourage others to Walks for a Dog.

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3. Rover – FREE
Rover is the #1 pet sitting and dog walking app. It is “the largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.” At the touch of a button, you can connect with reputable dog walkers and pet sitters to ensure you find the perfect care for your pets. Pet care with a peace of mind – all sitters must pass a background check, provide a detailed profile and personal information, and must be approved by a team of sitter specialists. Rover offers all types of care: dog boarding, house sitting, dog walking, doggy day care, and drop-in visits. If you need it, you can find it. In addition to booking and paying through the app, you can receive photo updates while you’re away, view GPS tracking of your dog walks, bathroom and food/water alerts, and personalized messages from your dog sitter or walker. Find care for your pet has never been easier!

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4. BringFido – FREE
BringFido helps you find all things pet friendly! From hotels to parks to restaurants, they’ve got you covered. On BringFido you can also find pet friendly or pet-related events in your area. BringFido also helps you find local pet services including dog walkers, groomers, sitters, and veterinarians.

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5. Pet First Aid by American Red Cross – FREE
This app helps you be prepared for every day pet emergencies. It provides information about pet health, medications, preventative care, behavioral issues, and what to do in a disaster situation. It features sections for both cats and dogs. Pet First Aid also helps you find local veterinarians, emergency vet hospitals, and pet friendly hotels. The app allows you to set up customizable profiles for all of your pets.

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Honorable Mention – The Hungry Puppy App – FREE
The Hungry Puppy app is the best way to keep track of everything happening in the store. It includes our sales, specials, and hot deals as well as any active coupons we have in the store. You can also schedule a delivery through the app as well as ask our trainer and our veterinarian questions. Receive prizes for bringing in your dog to shop and for spending over $75. Keep track of our events and any other exciting happenings!


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