Nothing can fight the way a special fur-ball unexpectedly tugs on your heartstrings. Then, before you know it, you鈥檝e signed the adoption papers and piled chew toys on top of an expensive dating schedule and a recent career change . Thanks to technology, it will all be okay. Just start downloading your way back to sanity, one pet-friendly app at a time.


1. Map My Walk : Claiming to be the 鈥#1 walking app,鈥 this freebie isn鈥檛 just for your workout, though it鈥檚 great for tackling a workout and a dog walk. Otherwise, it鈥檚 perfect for keeping tabs on your new dog walker (or friendly next-door neighbor) by asking them to download this app and send you an update.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android


2. Planner Plus : Say goodbye to the chaos with this easy organizer, which can sync with multiple devices while tracking projects and events. Meaning you can simultaneously keep track of both a trip to your boss鈥檚 office and to the vet clinic.

DL It: $4.99 on iOs and on Android


3. Dog Whistle, Free Dog Trainer! : No one鈥檚 got time to run out and find a dog whistle to keep your dog from barking or train her how to sit. That鈥檚 why this app is free awesomeness on an Android.

DL It: Free on Android


4. P5 Dog Training by Purina Pro Plan : Want a dog trainer in the palm of your hand? Say hello to this free app, which provides step-by-step instructions, video demos and advice from top trainers.

DL It: Free on iOs and Android


5. Puppy Coach 101 : If you鈥檙e feeling utterly lost on how to be a good dog mom, this app is your new life coach, as it provides advice on everything from teaching your dog her name to properly crate training her.

DL It: $2.99 on iOs


6. Pet First Aid : Is your dog acting a little odd? Does he have a warm nose, and are warm noses even normal, or was that because he was just asleep two seconds ago? Keep calm and turn to American Red Cross via their helpful, pet-focused app.

DL It: Free on iOs and Android


7. Pet Coach : Being a pet parent is much like being a human parent: It鈥檚 full of stressful unknowns. Luckily, you now have a coach always playing on your team now, with an app that makes it easy to pick the brains of vets and trainers, asking for advice on everything from health and nutrition to behavior advice. Bonus: It鈥檚 feline-friendly too!

DL It: Free on iOs and Android


8. iKibble : If you鈥檙e unsure whether a particular food item is pet-friendly or possibly hazardous, download this app and you鈥檒l get dietary advice in seconds.

DL It: Free on iOs and Android


9. Wag! : Whether you need a walker this second or this month, this app is your jam. Beyond finding you a trustworthy pal, Wag! allows you to track your dog鈥檚 walks live on a map, then sends you a report card once the walk is complete. Though currently limited to Los Angeles and San Francisco, this app is expanding to other major cities very soon.

DL It: Free on iOs


10. BringFido : Never worry about traveling with your pet again thanks to this handy little app, which helps locate everything from pet-friendly hotels to pet-friendly beaches and walking paths in your area (no matter where you are).

DL It: Free on iOs

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