As mankind evolves and develops new technologies, it makes sense that their best friend gets taken along for the ride. While they may not be touch screen compatible, your four legged friend will be the coolest dog on the street with these apps sure to provide them with better alternative than chasing their tail.
Build your pup’s online profile, meet nearby dogs for a walk and more with the canine social network, DogDate. Seemingly a Facebook for dogs, DogDate offers more than just the opportunity to view profiles of nearby dogs and meet up for puppy playdates. DogDate also helps puppies find homes by notifying app users about local dogs up for adoption making it a great app for people wanting to add to their furry family.
Found (lost dog app)
Dog food company, Pedigree, teamed up with Google to create the world’s first real time lost dog app. Pedigree Found allows you to pre-register your pooch on the app so if your pup goes missing all you have to do is hit the ‘lost’ button. Not only will this notify nearby Pedigree Found users but it will appear as a pre-approved Google ad on all desktop devices in a 2.5km radius, saving you the need to put up posters while still spreading awareness. Currently only available in New Zealand, hopefully Found will expand and help dogs on their way home all around the world.
Dogs can get lonely when their owners are away, a troubling thought for dog lovers everywhere. Enter iCPooch; the wifi dispenser that allows you to video chat with your dog. Although you have to dedicate an iPad to the job, it will be worth it when your dog is able to see you and hear your voice when you’re on holiday or even when you’re just late at the office. As an added bonus iCPooch allows you to remotely dispense a treat for you dog, so you can send your best friend some love wherever you are.
Technology can help keep our dogs safe and cheerful which is ultimately what every dog owner wants. While the digital world may never be able to replicate the fun of being outdoors with your four legged friend, we can hope that innovations in the growing pet industry will lead to happier dogs with responsible owners.