Apps For Dog Lovers

These three free, nifty apps let you walk for a cause, han­dle pet emer­gen­cies, and take a dog break!

Modern Dog - - CONTENTS - BY LAURA DEN­NIS

These three free, nifty apps let you walk for a cause, han­dle pet emer­gen­cies, and take a dog break!

WALK FOR A DOG

Avail­able: For Ap­ple and An­droid Price: Free Walk for a dog! This char­i­ta­ble, free app makes help­ing an­i­mal shel­ters as easy as tak­ing your dog for a walk! Sim­ply en­ter your dog’s pic­ture and in­for­ma­tion in the app, grab your leash, and get out­side— each step you take will raise money for a shel­ter or res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion. The app will au­to­mat­i­cally choose a shel­ter near­est to you (Amer­i­can shel­ters only), or you can choose from nearly 6,000 or­ga­ni­za­tions. The app also tracks and maps your walks to help you cre­ate and reach fit­ness goals for both you and your pup. No dog? No prob­lem! You can choose a shel­ter dog to ‘walk’ or cre­ate your dream dog as a dig­i­tal walk­ing com­pan­ion. ( woof­trax.com)

PET FIRST AID - RED CROSS

Avail­able: For Ap­ple and An­droid Price: Free The Red Cross knows that your dog is an im­por­tant mem­ber of the fam­ily and their Pet First Aid app puts po­ten­tially life­sav­ing, ex­pert in­for­ma­tion right in the palm of your hand. The sim­ple step-by-step in­struc­tions guide you through ev­ery­day emer­gen­cies such as cuts, burns, and car­diac events us­ing videos, im­ages, and in­ter­ac­tive quizzes. Cre­ate a pet pro­file to man­age med­i­ca­tions and vet ap­point­ments and keep your vet’s con­tact in­for­ma­tion read­ily avail­able. Not in your nor­mal neigh­bour­hood? This app can lo­cate the near­est emer­gency vet hospi­tal too.

SNACK BY PACK

Avail­able: For Ap­ple Price: Free Does your day need a pick-me-up? Get one minute of happy, right when you need it! This bite-sized app de­liv­ers a pick-me-up in the form of five adorable, high-qual­ity dog pho­tos de­liv­ered once a day; it’s up to you to de­cide when! En­joy these pics with your morn­ing cof­fee, on your lunch break, or af­ter a stress­ful meet­ing. You can even share your favourites with a friend. The pic­tures only last for 60 sec­onds, so even the bossi­est of bosses could not com­plain if you take a quick Snack break! You can even help spread the happy by sub­mit­ting your own dog to be fea­tured in a Snack. (snack.pack­dog.com)

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