Top 8 Travel Apps For Dog Parents


Planning a trip with your canine kids? If so, these eight essential travel apps will bring a world of resources right to your fingertips to help make your time away a whole lot easier. Included in this list are apps that will help you find pet-friendly hotels to kick back and relax, dog parks for a little recreation, veterinary practices in case of emergency, first aid treatment tips, and the most extensive network of dog walkers and sitters in case you want a little human-time to yourself.  


BarkHappy

By: BarkHappy Inc.
Price: Free
Available on: iOS & Android

This location-based app is totally pawsome!!! It puts a dog-friendly world right at your fingertips. Locating dog-friendly parks, restaurants, and lodging are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy with this app. Get social – find events and dogs nearby for a playdate or just to give a wag.


BringFido 

By: BringFido
Price: Free
Available: iOS 

This top pet travel app will assist you whether you are looking for a pet-friendly hotel, dog park, beach, or other attraction while on vacation. This is a great travel resource for you and your fur baby, and its service is global.


TripAdvisor

By: TripAdvisor, LLC
Price: Free
Available: iOS & Android

Whether you are on a trip or planning one, you should have this app ready on your phone. There are over 350 million reviews on this site. Although it is not specifically a dog app, it’s an app that can provide you with tons of pet-friendly information. I always check TripAdvisor when planning a trip.


Pet First Aid

By: American Red Cross
Price: Free
Available: iOS & Android

If you’re bringing your fur baby on vacation then you should definitely have this app readily available. It’s loaded with information for emergency medical situations, first aid, general health issues, demonstration videos (including dog CPR), a section to store your fur baby’s information, follow-up quizzes, and lots of advice. I highly recommend this app. It’s a must-have!


Dog Land

By: BetterPet, Inc
Price: Free
Available: iOS

This app is not only an informational resource, but it can be a lot of fun too. The app description boasts that it’ll help you find, “dog-friendly people and dog-friendly places.” It offers you 10 categories to choose from for your search. There’s also a social component where people can connect and interact via a newsfeed to share their adventures. Whether you are looking for dog parks, lodging, veterinarians, outdoor activities, pets stores, and services – this app’s got you covered.


Paw Parks

Paw ParksBy: Cindy Vannoy
Price: Free
Available: iOS

Looking for a dog park during your trip? This app will help you find one. It even has an option for adding one, so if you happen to know of, or stumble upon, a dog park that’s not listed then you can just add it yourself!


Rover – Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

By:  Rover.com
Price: Free
Available: iOS & Android

Whether you are on vacation or at home, if you are looking for a dog sitter this app is perfect for you! They have more than 65,000 pet sitters and dog walkers listed, making them the largest network available. On the app, you can connect with nearby sitters, pay them through the app, and get photo updates while you’re away. The platform offers insurance, 24/7 support, background checks, and a reservation guarantee.


Walk For a Dog

By: WoofTrax, Inc
Price: Free
Available: iOS & Android

When you’re away from home and exploring a new location, chances are you are going to walk … a lot. You may walk to nearby attractions, take a stroll down city streets to window shop, or you may go for a hike with your pooch. This app turns those steps into dollars for your local animal organization. When you use Walk For a Dog, the app tracks and maps your walks. You can also enter your dogs into the app to track their walking activity too. The more you walk for the animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice, the more they donate.