Apps every dog person should have on their device

Did it ever occur to you that technology can help you become a better dog guardian? Apps are very popular these days and help us in a variety of ways. So, why not install several apps that are created especially for dog lovers? These apps will help you find the best dog parks in your area, send schedule reminders when you need to walk or feed your dog, and so on.

But, a simple search for this kind of apps can be a rather confusing experience. This is due to the fact that there is a high number of apps in this particular sector, so selecting one can be challenging. Because we believe that technology is helping people and we want you to enjoy an easier life, here is a selection of the best apps for dog people.

American Red Cross Pet First Aid

Some dogs are a bit more restless than others and may get into trouble if you let them out of sight even for one minute. This can lead to injuries and accidents. Thus, having an app that will advise you what to do in case of a vet emergency is one of the best to have around.

Either you have a big hound or a small puppy, emergencies can happen and it is definitely worth being prepared for it. Don’t worry, as the app offers more than just Pet First Aid information. It will also help you located the nearest vet offices. Thus, if the situation is severe, you can have your dog checked no matter where you are.

Also, don’t hesitate to use the app in your spare time, as it will provide useful information for every dog parent. It will help you recognize the symptoms that may indicate an illness, how to prevent unfortunate events and more. It will also allow you to find hotels that allow pets and teach you valuable things with the help of interactive quizzes. Note: These apps are available for Android or


If you have this app installed in your device, you will never have to leave your dog behind ever again. The app gives you the chance to find places where dogs are allowed. We are not just talking about hotels, but also beaches, parks, restaurants, and many other locations.

While it is true that small dogs are easily accepted in a wide range of places, this app will help you find venues that will accept your dog regardless of breed and size. Of course, your fur child will have to be well-behaved and friendly, not launch at everything that moves.

Besides allowing you to find pet-friendly places, the app will also open doors toward various attractions and events that will allow you to have fun with your dog. It will also provide info about nearby pet stores, groomers, veterinarians, dog walkers, and everything else you may need to take good care of your companion.

Walk for a Dog

What if you could walk your dog and help animals at the same time? This app will not just help you and your dog reach fitness goals easier, but will also support animals organizations. Thus, every time you go on a walk and use this app, a donation will be made to an animal shelter or rescue organization. You can even choose which one you would like to support.

The app will map the walks you will enjoy with your dog, tracking your performances. This way, it is quite easy to set goals and reach them with ease. At the same time, each walk you’ll enjoy with your companion will turn into a helping hand for animals in need.


The worst nightmare for every dog guardian is probably having their dog lost. We can’t imagine our lives without our companions and it is extremely difficult not knowing where they are. Tagg is an app that will prevent this from happening. It uses a GPS system that gets attached to your dog’s collar, so you will always know where your dog is, even if something makes it run away.

You can even set a perimeter that you consider safe so that the app will let you know if the dog leaves the area. Besides this, you can use this app to track and record your dog’s level of physical activity. It will measure the dog’s movements, telling you if the dog exercised enough or it needs more. So, it will be easy to keep your dog fit and enjoy some peace of mind.


Do you think that your dog is lonely? Then use this app to start making friends as soon as possible. How does it work? “Mark” the territory you are covering on a constant basis with the help of the app and check out who’s passing by. You’ll easily see the dogs, and their humans, which were in the area.

Also, the app allows you to search other dogs that may live nearby based on their breed, age, gender, and other particularities. So, we can say that it’s a real pooch dating app that will increase the social activity of your dog.


Did you happen to forget your dog’s vaccination date? Well, this doesn’t have to be an issue anymore. Barkily allows you to record and store important information about your dog. Besides details about its vaccination scheme, you can add other information concerning the dog’s medical history, like lab tests or drug prescriptions. It will also allow you to locate providers of pet-related services with ease.

The best part of this app is that it can also offer the Barkily Smart Dog Tag. This Tag can be attached to your dog’s collar, giving you not just the chance to find it if it gets lost, but also to provide essential information concerning your dog by simply scanning the Tag.

The Takeaway

Each of us can get easily lost in our daily schedule, due to life’s rapid rhythm these days. This is why we could use all the help we can get in order to continue doing the things we love and are important to us. An app dedicated to dog people can definitely make things easier. It allows us to be more responsible and give our dogs the care and attention they deserve.

The author, Kate Washington, is a Marketing Specialist for Charlotte Dog Club. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Behavior, but is interested in anything dog-related and understands that having a happy life alongside your companion is more than training it for obedience.

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