Apps for Dog Lovers

Apps for Dog Lovers
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.  Find out more at 

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. Learn more at

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