MY TALKING PET
Choose a photo of your pet, record a message, then give him a voice. Add fun filters and share your pet’s message on social media. $2.99
Find trusted dog sitters and walkers in your neighborhood. Owners will know their pups are in good hands with GPS updates and photo messages. Free
Scroll through hundreds of foods and see which are OK to give to your pet, or search for something she may have already eaten. Free
Choose a sound to get your pet’s attention, then snap a pic. Add stickers, filters and text to your image and share directly from the app. Free
ANIMAL HELP NOW!
Helping animals in need just got a little easier with this app, which searches a database of nearby vets and facilities when you enter details of an incident. Free
This interactive cat app will help satisfy kitty’s hunting instincts. Enjoy all the fun of watching them squash little bugs and critters, without all the messy cleanup. Free
Now you can send your dog to stay in a loving home with a pet-sitter next time you go out of town. You’ll also get photo and video updates each day that you’re away. Free
Think your pet is adorable enough to go viral online? Upload their photo for the chance to have them featured in BuzzFeed, and discover other cute pets! Free
GAMES FOR CATS
You’re attached to your technology, so why shouldn’t your pet get to play along? This app amuses your feline with mouse chasing, fish catching, and even a tiny cat piano, purrfect for musical paws. Free
Be the know-it-all animal lover in your group of friends with this brand’s app offerings that teach you all you need to know about dog breeds, cats, rabbits, and rodents. Free
“Lost Dog” posters are a thing of the past thanks to this high-tech pet-tracking system. The app synchs with the Tagg GPS Plus device ($79.95), which attaches to your dog’s collar, and alerts you if Fido wanders beyond his designated Tagg zone. Service fee as low as $6.95 per month, after one-month free trial. www.pettracker.com
Dogs are photogenic, but they’re terrible models, since they rarely sit still.
This app emits a sound that will get your pup’s attention so they’ll look right at the camera.
Take a shot at being the next Instagram star! Free
FAMOUS OTO POCKET CAT
Need cheering up? Download this virtual cat and pet it anywhere.
Designed by a toy company in New York, it’s made for those times when “you’re stuck somewhere depressing.” $1.99