To date, I’ve reviewed petcentric places, PetMD Finder and Off Leash. Here are four more iPhone apps that provide users with information about nearby pet resources.
Let’s start with Fido Factor (Ketu Patel/Fido Factor), because it’s free and that’s always a nice feature. Like its closest competitors, Fido Friendly lists nearby dog resources (in this case, dog-friendly restaurants, bars and hotels; dog parks; dog stores; vets, groomers, and boarding facilities; “attractions;” and “transportation”) using your current location. Unlike them, however, it … Read more
A while ago I wrote about an iPhone application called Off Leash that helps you locate nearby off-leash dog parks. Since then, I’ve added a couple more dog-related apps to my iPhone, including PetMD Finder. Despite the name, the app is not just focused on veterinarians. It also provides lists of daycare centers, dog parks, dog sitters, dog walkers, groomers, and pet-friendly hotels. It searches for relevant results using either your current location or a zip code you type in.
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UrbanHound calls itself “the city dog’s ultimate survival guide,” and the site is a great resource for dogs living in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. It’s also a great resource for dogs visiting those cities — in particular, the sections on Hound Play, Hound Health and Hound Services provide lots of useful information about dog parks, swimming holes and fun things to do; 24-hour emergency vets (in Chicago and S.F., not provided for NYC); and dog services like day … Read more