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Pets 101

Apps That Make Life With A Dog Or Cat Easier

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Apps in the new field of "pet tech" include the following:


  • How to find a dog walker
    • Wag: on demand dog walkers or sitters in your home. 
      • Includes free lock box so dog walkers can get to your key with a combination code. 
      • You can book ahead of time or summon a walker as soon as possible.
      • App allows you to follow a walk on a map in real time - ncluding where the dog relieves him or herself. 
      • Fees vary.
    • Rover
  • How to find a place to board your dog on a daily basis
    • DogVacay - 
      • Similar to an Airbnb for dog boarding
      • Hosts name their price and are searchable bylocation and dates of availability.
  • How to trackyour pet's location
    • Whistle: 
      • A tracker for monitoring your pet's location.Displays the pet's location on a map.
      • An initial fee to purchase plus a monthly charge


  • A variety of automatic feeders are available - revealing food at a preset day and time or times.


Webcams are available to you can see your pets during the time you are away. Some have laser pointers that a pet may respond to playfully.  Apparently, not all pets react to the laser.  Alternatively, a security camera can also act as a pet monitor.

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