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8 apps for busy pet parents

Aug 6, 2013

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Balancing a busy life with your pet’s needs can be a lot easier with these pet apps for your smartphone and tablet. Check out our favorites and share yours in the comments below.

Fun for all

Wag App

Spend more time playing, and less time shopping for man’s best friend with Wag.com’s new app by Quidsi Mobile for Android which makes it easy to purchase all of your pet’s food, toys and training equipment at this one-stop shop.

Wag App

Going for walks is a favorite part of the day for pets and pet parents. MapMyDogWalk (by MapMyFitness, Inc. for Android) is a GPS-enabled app that is designed to help you keep track of your routes, time, distance, speed, pace and calories in real-time.


If you’re looking for more companionship for your pet, DoggyDatez by Appetite Lab for Android helps you meet up with friends for a double dog-walking date, and even lets you “mark your territory” to see who else visits your dog’s favorite spot.

Training tricks

Find out your pet’s ancestry with Dog Breeds and Cats by Petsie for Android to learn the best ways to train your furry friend. With over 100,000 profiles created for different dogs and cats, you’ll be able to identify breeds by pictures posted from other users, personality traits and energy levels instead of buying a costly DNA test.


Worry less about your dog dumpster diving or chewing up your favorite shoes when you aren’t around, because your computer’s webcam or network IP cameras can stream live video straight to your smartphone using iCam  (by SKJM LLC for Android).

Friendly reminders

Pet Minder

Pet Minder Lite by IES for Android will keep your ducks in a row by sending you daily pet care reminders via text message. 


If you’re ever worried about your pet’s whereabouts, Tagg and its Android app by Snaptracs, Inc. (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a minority owner), is a GPS tracker that sends alerts to your phone if your pet escapes their designated Tagg zone. By attaching the lightweight tracker to their collar, you can see where your pet is while monitoring their activity levels 24/7.

Do you already use these apps? Which are your favorites?

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