Mobile Apps Make it Easy for Families to Find and Care for Pets

Use apps on mobile devices to be the best pet parent possible.

By Brenda Hill on September 24, 2013

According to a recent survey done by Kelton Research, 81 percent of pet owners regard their pets as equal members of the family.

When it comes time to add a new four-legged addition to your family, your smartphone can be a tremendous tool to help you find the perfect fit. The Petfinder app provides a searchable database of adoptable pets at shelters and rescue programs. Users can also peruse new dog and cat breed guides and even share heartwarming adoption stories.

Fido Pet Adoptions is another great app to help find a new family member in your local area. The app allows you to search though categories including dogs, cats, reptiles, horses, pigs, barnyard and small & furry. Fido Pet can filter by animal type, breed, age, size and/or gender.

After finding a new pet, a new owner can take advantage of wireless technology to keep an eye on their dog or cat when they are out of the house. The Belkin NetCam HD Wi-Fi Camera lessens the stress of leaving a pet at home by allowing you to watch from afar with real-time viewing. The camera can save live video to a smartphone or tablet and has a wide-angle view, allowing the entire room to be seen. The camera also has night vision and motion sensor capabilities.

Keeping track of vet visits, vaccinations, and medications can be a challenge, but the Yep Yup Pet Dossier app can help. Pet Dossier is a digital organizer for all pets that keeps track of a pet’s history, medications and appointments. The app also can email information directly to the pet’s caregivers. For Android users, Pet Master Pro also organizes pet information. The app can track medical appointments and regular appointments, and offers a daily log. PetMasterPro even has an address book for contact information for your pets.

Pets are an important part of any family and mobile technology can help you find and care for your new family addition.