Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility – one that can get complicated sometimes. When it comes to keeping track of your pet’s health records, vet information, vaccinations, etc., how many times have you found yourself thinking, “I wish I had an app for that!”? Well, it turns out there are tons of phone apps now available for dog and cat owners. Here are some of the most useful apps we’ve found for keeping track of your pet, training your pet, learning about your pet, and much more!
Apps for Keeping Track of Your Pet
A pet owner’s worst nightmare is losing their dog or cat. Luckily, there are many smartphone apps designed to help you monitor and locate your pet.
With the Dog Monitor app, you can easily turn any two iOS or Android devices into a full-featured dog (or cat) monitor in a matter of seconds. Check on your dog while you’re at work - know when they’re barking, talk to your dog remotely, and see live video. No registration or connection adjustments required.
FitBark monitors your dog’s everyday activity and sleep and turns that data into deep, actionable health insights. It’s a new way to motivate you and your dog to be active; explain changes in behavior; and make better decisions with your vet about nutrition, mobility, anxiety, skin conditions, and other health issues. (Requires a FitBark dog activity monitor.)
Pod allows you to locate your pet using GPS tracking technology and monitor their activity and fitness levels all from your phone. (Requires the Pod GPS tracking device.)
Tractive GPS for Dogs and Cats
The Tractive GPS Tracker allows you to monitor your pet's whereabouts on the map without a distance limit. Besides locating your dog or cat, the app also allows you to track your pet in real-time. (Requires a Tractive GPS tracker.)
Whistle - Pet Tracker
As the Whistle all-in-one pet health & location tracker device captures valuable data about your pet and their day, the Whistle app brings the data to life with additional software features and helpful insights to bring you closer to your pet and make your daily interactions simpler, smarter, and more joyful. (Requires a GPS enabled Whistle device.)
Apps for Keeping Your Pet’s Information Organized
It can be hard enough to keep your own health information organized – let alone all the information about your cat or dog! But these apps can help.
Cat Buddy – My Cat File and First Aid
With this app, you can track your cat’s weight, medications, vaccinations, allergies, and other information, as well as record your cat’s milestones and add pictures. It also offers some basic cat first aid instructions.
DogLog - Track your dog’s life
DogLog helps dog owners track their pet’s health, coordinates daily pet-related tasks, and reminds everyone when it’s time to give medicine or go to the vet.
PetFetch - Pet Organizer
Easily keep track of all your pets' info so that it's always just a whisker away. This organizer keeps track of medication notifications, vets, local services, photos, appointments, reminders, vaccinations, weight graphs, IDs, and a lot more. Works great for just your own pets or if you're managing a lot of animals.
Apps for Learning about and/or Teaching Your Pet
It’s important to never stop learning, especially when it comes to your pet. These apps will help you learn more about your pet AND help your pet learn valuable new behaviors.
Animal Planet GO
Watch full episodes and live TV from Animal Planet anytime, anywhere. It’s FREE with your TV subscription.
See a dog, but don't know its breed? Take a picture and find out! This app will determine it automatically for you. No dog around? Just scan a (human) friend of yours and find out which dog he or she looks like!
How many times have you wondered, “Can I feed this to my dog?” This app allows you to quickly scroll through common foods to see if your dog can eat them.
Note - this app does NOT serve as a replacement for advice or precautions from your pet’s veterinarian, so please be sure to contact us for more information.
iTrainer Dog Whistle & Clicker
iTrainer Dog whistle & Clicker bundles a dog whistle, squeaky sounds, a training clicker, and 40+ animal sound effects to assist with training your dog or pet!
Puppr - Dog Training & Tricks
Puppr includes step-by-step video and photo instructions and a built-in clicker to help teach your dog tricks from basic obedience like “sit” and “stay” to advanced tricks like “fetch leash” and “sit pretty.”
Apps for Exercising with Your Pet
Exercising is always more fun with a friend – and who better to take with you on your walk or run than your four-legged friend? These mobile apps will help you plan the perfect workout with your pet.
Looking for an awesome dog park, trail, or beach? The BringFido.com app provides the lowdown on the best locations that welcome pets, including hotels, attractions, and restaurants.
Footpath Route Planner
Want a custom route for you and your dog to travel? You can map routes with your finger and Footpath will snap to roads and trails. Measure distances and elevations in seconds, then navigate along with turn-by-turn directions.
5K Runner: Couch to 5K Trainer
Want to run a 5k with your pup, but don’t know where to start? The Couch to 5K trainer can help humans and canines alike achieve that coveted 5K distance in just 8 weeks.
Be sure to schedule an appointment with your primary care veterinarian so that they can assess your dog's fitness prior to starting a running routine!
Apps Just for Having Fun
Whether you have a pet or you’re just a fan of animals, these apps offer hours of animal-themed fun.
My Talking Pet 2
Bring photos of your pet to life by adding hats, glasses, and other accessories, and then make them speak by recording your own voice or choosing from hundreds of hilarious pre-recorded clips. Turn your pet into a digital personal assistant: have them tell you the weather forecast, read you news headlines, or remind you of your appointments. With iMessage integration, you can even send your messages using your talking pet.
My Talking Tom
My Talking Tom is a virtual pet game for the whole family. Players can adopt Tom the cat and take care of him every day. Make sure he gets enough food and sleep, and keep him happy, smiling, and laughing. The game features a collection of mini-games designed to test skill, reflexes, and puzzle-solving ability – there’s something for everyone!
Weather Kitty: Weather + Radar
The weather has never been cuter! Cat-ify weather forecasts from around the world and smile every time you check the weather. The cats change based on the weather and time, or you can add your own kitty!
Apps for Finding a New Pet
If you aren’t currently a pet owner, or if you are looking for a new friend, these phone apps can help you find your new pet.
WeRescue – Adopt a Pet
WeRescue lets you search more than 280,000 pets from over 11,000 pet adoption groups, including rescue dogs, cats, barnyard animals, birds, horses, rabbits, reptiles, and small pets.
Petdar helps you browse adoptable pets near you. Search by ZIP Code or set a search radius to find dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, barnyard animals, rabbits, and other pets by breed, age, gender, and size.
Turn your smartphone into a pet info powerhouse with these fun and useful apps. But just remember: we’re just a phone call away with that same phone, so please reach out to us if you have questions about your specific dog or cat!