10 Free Smartphone Apps Every Dog Parent Should Have

Have you ever wandered if your dog should have eaten that piece of cheese? Or you wake up in the middle of the night, to your dog throwing up. Was it the cheese!? That’s where smartphone apps come in. I mean what’s better than your dog? Nothing! But apps for your dog comes pretty damn close.

It seems that I have an app for everything in my life, with the main goal to make it easy peazy. Like you, my pupperoni my my best friend, most loyal companion and I want to make sure that his life (and mine) is as easy as can be.

Little did I know – there’s a whole world (app store) out there with apps made just for that reason! From checking up on your dog’s health to scheduling play dates at the dog par, here’s an amazing list of 10 free smartphone apps that every dog parent should have!


Banfield Pet Health Tracker

Use the Banfield Pet Health Tracker to stay in touch with Banfield and on top of your pet’s year-round veterinary needs. Review your pups medical records, schedule an appointment, find the nearest hospital, and even manage your pet photos.



While they’re all beautiful, not all dogs are natural models, and it can be hard to snap a pic every time your dog is lookin’ adorbs. BarkCam plays a sound to get your dog’s attention long enough to snap the Insta-worthiest shot, and even has filters to help you edit it after.



Attention Dog Lovers! The app your dog has been waiting for is finally here! Experience life with your dog! BarkHappy is a location based app to help you discover the dog friendly world around you! Take your dog and Go! Find thousands of dog friendly restaurants, bars, hotels, parks, and more. Even see their pet policies and amenities like whether they have dog treats, water bowls, or allow dogs indoors.




Swipe, slide and tap your way through 500+ brands of your favorite pet food and supplies. Shop your favorites, manage your Autoship, track your order status, easily get access to our 24/7 pet experts, plus so much more. It’s everything you love about Chewy.com, now in a convenient app.


Dog Walk

Track the daily walks with your beloved dog! Record the route, distance and the duration of each walk to see all the exercise your puppy gets each day. Take photos of your walks and share your great experiences with friends and family. You can also log where your puppy made a pee or a poo. Based on that pee marker you can see where your dog usually goes potty.



DogVacay connects dog owners and pet parents with more than 60,000 dog sitters who have five-star ratings and are part of our community across the U.S. and Canada. Each reservation includes premium pet insurance, 24/7 customer support as well as daily updates (photo or video).


Pet First Aid American Red Cross

It’s important to have a first line of defense for illness and injury, especially when it comes to your dog. Learn about early warning signs, first aid steps, and take quizzes on pet health and safety. In a more serious situation, the app will also locate the nearest emergency animal hospital or allow you to set up a vet appointment.



Ask questions about your pet’s health, nutrition, behavior, or any other topic, and obtain trusted answers for free from verified veterinarians and other pet experts. PetCoach contains hundreds of vet-authored articles about pet health, behavior, nutrition and care. Learn why your dog eats grass or which common foods are poisonous to your pet.



Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. With over 100,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S. and Canada, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust. Through the app, get adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your business, and a secure way to book and pay.


Introducing Twindog, the first application that both dogs and dog owners love equally! Give your dog an exciting opportunity to make new friends near you. Chat, share photos and meet other dog lovers in your area. Swipe left to ignore and right to like and get instant matches!