Free iPhone apps for dog lovers can help you juggle your popular and oh-so-busy pooch’s social calendar and yearly vet appointments. The apps can even help you find restaurants and hotels that will accommodate your furry friend, scoring you the coveted number one dog parent position in Fido’s eyes.
There are a handful of free iPhone apps for dog lovers that will help you manage Rover’s activities and fun, tail-wagging playdates. Book a party, schedule a lunch date and locate the Mary Poppins of pet sitters. Once you download these apps, you will be the envy of all your dog’s friends in no time.
Free iPhone Apps Are a Dog Lover’s Best Friend
With more than 189 million iPhones currently in use in the U.S., I started thinking about the iOS apps market and what every dog person should download.
Confession: I am addicted to my iPhone. I do everything – but actually talk – on my device. In fact, I get annoyed when unfamiliar numbers scroll across the home screen, interrupting me while I’m doing important things – like looking at dog memes or taking photos of Porter.
I’ve rounded up the best free iPhone apps for dog lovers that you need. They are all great for those of us who share our lives with our dogs and the best part – the apps are free!
Free iPhone Apps for Dog Lovers
Why You Need It: BringFido helps you find great places – pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks and beaches, and more! – to take your dog. You can look up pet policies and use filters to find hotels that fit your needs. You can share reviews and post photos also. Super helpful if you’re in a new town and want to grab a yummy meal with your pup.
Rover – Dog Sitters & Walkers
Why You Need It: Just in case you can’t take Fido with you on your next trip, you can find all your pet care needs by connecting with a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover. Services include pet boarding, house sitting, day care, drop-in visits and dog walking. The app takes all the hard work out of arranging responsible pet care. The app allows you to receive adorable updates of Fido, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, a convenient way to message sitters and walkers and a secure way to reserve and pay for care.
Why You Need It: How many times have you wondered, “Is it safe to feed this to my dog?” Wonder no more. Quickly scroll through some common foods you know to see if your dog can eat them too. You can also read up on how healthy a certain food is for your dog. You can mark favorites on any food so you can conveniently pull them up any time. No more worrying about making the mistake of feeding your dog potentially toxic foods ever again.
The Pet Diaries
Why You Need It: Because you’re a savvy dog mom who would be remiss to forget something important like a vet check-up or vaccination update. This app allows you to monitor your dog’s medication alerts, vaccinations and allergies; track Fido’s exercise, nutrition and growth. You can even access and share all of your dog’s special memories and store all of Rover’s important contacts in one place. This app is sure to make you an A+ dog secretary. Your life is complete.
Meet My DOg
Why You Need It: This free, private social network for you and your dog will help you to discover, connect and share with other dog owners in the hood. Find out who’s at the dog park, share photos of your pup’s special playdate and chat in real time to find out just where others are located so you can hook up for tail-wagging fun!
Why You Need It: Discover the dog-friendly world around you! This is the app your dog has been waiting for. BarkHappy is a location-based app that allows you to find a dog park at anytime, from anywhere. Choose from more than 20,000 dog parks and other places, get directions and connect with local dog owners in your community.
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