So  many people have smartphones now that it’s almost a wonder our pets have not evolved enough to use them! Fortunately there are plenty of apps created specifically for pet parents to help us take the best care of our best friends. Check out our line up of the top 10 apps that every pet parent should have on their phone. 

  1. Chewy

Chewy has everything your pet needs, from food to treats and toys to medication. Shop all of your pet’s favorites and even find some new go-to’s, all conveniently through this app. You can even set up and control multiple auto-ship orders, as well as contact their incredible customer service department – all with the click of a button. 

  1. Bring Fido

Taking a trip and wondering if you can bring your pup? Bring Fido makes booking a pet-friendly trip an absolute breeze! This app will help you find pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, events, and activities all over the world! Not only will pet parents find places to go and things to do with their pups while traveling, but they will also be able to find veterinarians, pet sitters, and grooming facilities around their destination. With more 250,000 partners, Bring Fido makes it easy for pet parents to include their furry best friends in their travel plans.

  1. Pet Insurance 

Last month we talked about the importance of pet insurance. Regardless of which pet insurance company you choose to go with, make sure you download the app for it! Pet insurance apps, like Figo, allows you to keep track of your policy and claims as well as 24/7 access to a live vet for any questions or concerns you may have. 

  1. WeRescue

Looking for a new family member? WeRescue was designed to make searching for and adopting a new pet a simple process. With more than 70 search filters in the app, you are just a few clicks away from finding your new best friend. From dogs and cats to horses, rabbits, and reptiles, WeRescue will help you find your new addition from a database that spans the U.S. and Canada. With more extensive pet profiles than any other pet finding apps, you are sure to find your paw-fect match. 

  1. Puppr

Sara Carson, celebrity dog trainer, created this dog training app to help pet owners train their pups right at home. The Puppr app includes step-by-step video lessons as well as photo instructions for everything from basic training to advanced tricks. Some of the key features of this app include chatting with Sara Carson to get all training questions answers, a built-in clicker for positive reinforcement training, and more than 60 lessons. 

  1. Pet First Aid

The Pet First Aid app was created by the American Red Cross to help pet parents be completely prepared in case an emergency situation arises with their furry family members. By downloading this app, you will have access to emergency first aid care for various medical emergencies as well as a vet hospital locator and early warning signs. This life-saving app is definitely something every pet parent should have on their smartphone!

  1. ResQwalk

ResQwalk is a free app that tracks walks with your pet all while donating money to your favorite rescue. It doesn’t get any easier than grabbing your sneakers, leashing up your pet, and clicking the app to start moving and donating! There is a map that tracks your walk, and at the end you can share your activity to help inspire others to do the same. 

  1. Dog Monitor and Pet Cam by Annie

Who doesn’t want to spy on their pets when you’re away from home? We’re still not determined that The Secret Life of Pets isn’t based in reality. This app allows you to keep an eye on and even talk to your pets from wherever you are. The app allows pet parents to talk and watch their pets wherever they are. This is a great option for pet parents who don’t want to spend money on expensive cameras to keep an eye on their pets all day. 

  1. Rover

Ranked as the  #1 pet sitting and dog walking company, Rover makes it easy to find a trustworthy sitter or walker in their area to care for your pets. There is also an option for instant messaging as well as photo updates, so pet parents are always up to date on what is happening with their animals. Sitters and walkers can be easily contacted, paid, and you can get a map of your pets’ walks and alerts on bathroom breaks and mealtimes. 

  1. Kennel Key

Fire. Burglary. There are so many things that could go wrong when you’re not home. Rest assured that while you’re away from the house, Kennel Key has your pet safely covered. After purchasing the Kennel Key, simply download the app to control your pet’s crate, as well as monitor temperature and auto-open at a specific time each day. Keep your pet safe from the palm of your hand, no matter where you are!