Come check out Fido Factor!

If you live in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Houston, Lake Tahoe, or any other major city, head over to Fido Factor, create an account to add YOUR favorite dog-friendly places and businesses in your town, download their FREE iPhone App, leash-up your pups, and get to exploring the spots other dog owners think you should check out!

We love these little apps that allow us to find public places our canine companions can tag along.  Things are just so much more exciting and fun when they’re around, am I right?!  We checked out our city, Indianapolis, and there isn’t much listed yet, so we’ve decided we better get on it!  The reason we like Fido Factor so much, and more so than any other search, is because of their mission to donate a small portion of each new location listed or reviewed to the San Francisco SPCA.  It’s FREE for us to use, yet they donate each time we use it!  That’s awesome!

Go HERE to get started with your pup explorations, and download the Fido Factor App for FREE!

This little App not only allows you to search dog-friendly locations in your city, but any city you may be visiting with your pup, thus making it perfect for travel.  You can also upload photos of your dog visiting some of your locations, write reviews, and rate each one using the 5 ‘bone’ system.  Five bones?!?  We better check this place out!

Having this app could lead to new relationships with other wonderful dog owners, and some new doggy friends for your pup!  Go have some fun with this one!  Got any cool dog-friendly places in your town?  Add them and share!  What is your favorite dog spot?

Thanks, Fido Factor for offering us your services for FREE and donating to your SPCA!

Check out and download the Pawnation iPhone app HERE for FREE!

If you’ve got one of those crazy little phones that does all that crazy stuff, here is another great little app to keep you updated on all dog happenings, friendly places, products, advice, videos and photos!  It’s an all-around great dog app!

We love Pawnation!  Now if we could only snag one of those phones…

We’d be set!

Yay!  Yep, I know it’s almost Saturday, but here is your weekly dose of a great dog, just bein’ a dog.

I always thought I was pretty good at playing Air Hockey…now I feel a little threatened.

Makes us want an iPad, teach Bubbs how to play, so we can hone our skills and take this pup on!

Cute!

I know a lot of you “Click to Give” every day, but did you know that you can “Touch to Give” now?!

That’s right!  The Animal Rescue Site has come out with this new App for your iPhone, that allows you to do your daily click and donate to shelter animals everywhere, using your phone while you’re on the go!

Now there is no excuse, right?!  They’ve made it so easy to help!

Visit the iTunes App store HERE to download it for FREE, and get started saving lives TODAY!

Check out the new iPhone App that ALL dog owners should have on their iPhone!

Tom from VetDVM.com has contacted us to share some great information about the App they’ve created, and to let you know that it’s FREE!!  This is such a valuable App, that I doubt it may be free for long, so I’d go get it while you can!

This new VetDVM.com App is offering some breakthrough App technology that allows you as a pet owner to upload a video, photo, or text directly through the App and straight to the hands and eyes of a REAL Veterinarian!  VetDVM.com is the first company to come out with a medical application of this kind!

Another great thing about this App?  The diverse library of other videos and interactions!

I know you guys are going to want to know more about this App for your iPhone, so to find out all about the features, benefits, and commonly asked questions about the VetDVM.com App, go HERE!

To download the VetDVM.com App, go HERE.  It’s a Veterinarian at your fingertips!

*(NOTE:  The VetDVM.com App is currently available to iTouch and iPhone 3G and 3GS models only.)*

Thanks, Tom & VetDVM.com for informing us about this great App you’ve developed!

We love it, and greatly appreciate it.  And we know that all of our readers and followers will too!

We are so lucky to such great contacts in the blogging world that send us great information about new products coming out in the market for dogs and their owners!  Greg Holsclaw from DogParkUSA.com has just sent us some great information about a new iPhone App they have developed for your iPhone!  And it’s FREE!  Now do we really wish we had one those!

Check out the article below…

At home or on the road, the New “Dog Park Finder” iPhone App does just that.

As a dog owner, you’re already familiar with most of the advantages of taking your dog to the local dog park. By going to the dog park,

Your Dog:

– socializes with other dogs

-gets much-needed exercise

-is let off his leash

-is less likely to bark, be aggressive, or be destructive

-is safe from cars and other neighborhood hazards

You:

-socialize with other dog owners

-can get exercise by playing with your dog

-avoid hefty leash-law violation fines

-allow your dog to exercise if you’re elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to be active with him


With all of the benefits a dog park provides you and your best four-legged friend, it’s no surprise that many dog owners take their dogs to a local dog park up to four times a week and regularly drive up to 30 miles to find a good off-leash area. Do you know every dog park within a 30-mile radius of your home? Chances are you don’t.

Dog and Dog Park Facts

According to the Humane Society, there are 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States. That’s up from 68 million in 2000 (USA Today) – a growth rate of nearly 1 million owned dogs each year. All of these dogs, especially those in urban areas, need a place to exercise, socialize, and be safe off-leash. Enter the dog park.  The first dog park was established in California in 1979. Mirroring the growth in dog ownership, the number of dog parks has ballooned rapidly since then. There are currently thousands of dog parks spanning across every state in the U.S.


Find the Best Dog Parks

DogParkUSA.com and the Dog Park Finder iPhone App (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dog-park-finder/id362002678?mt=8) have teamed up to index and map all the dog parks in the U.S. and, most importantly, make them accessible to you online and via your mobile device. Dog Park Finder has leveraged the information that DogParkUSA.com has compiled and vetted since it began in 2007. Together DogParkUSA.com and Dog Park Finder bring users detailed, accurate information on over 2,000 dog parks and over 3,000 reviews and pictures of individual dog parks across the country.

The Dog Park Finder application features hand placed map markers that give the exact locations of each dog park; finds local dog parks nearby your current location; lets you read user ratings, reviews, and comments on the dog parks you find; allows you to search dog parks by city, state, and zip code; and provides detailed information about each park, including park fees, hours of operation, fencing information, doggy amenities (such as swimming areas), and other important notes about the park.

Once you’ve used Dog Park Finder to locate and visit all the dog parks in your area, you can rave about your favorite dog parks on DogParkUSA.com. Rate your local dog parks, write a glowing review or critiques, upload pictures, and email the dog park information to a friend. These features are also available, or will be soon, on Dog Park Finder.


On the Road with your Dog

Don’t limit yourself to dog parks in your neighborhood. Use DogParkUSA.com to find dog-friendly hotels around the country and take a vacation with your dog! Keep in mind that “dog-friendly” doesn’t mean “off-leash”. Your pooch will still need to run around at a local dog park for exercise. The Airline Transportation Association estimates that more than 500,000 animals travel by plane each year, which means that far more travel by car. Since dogs are the most common pet to take on a vacation, bringing Dog Park Finder on the road is a great option. Instead of pulling in at a truck stop on your road trip, use Dog Park Finder to get directions to the closest dog park and let your dog stretch her legs too.

Whether you’re on a road trip across the country, a weekend drive, or a stroll through your neighborhood, your dog needs to run off-leash. Let Dog Park Finder and DogParkUSA.com help you find the best dog park near you…wherever you are!

To download this awesome App to your iPhone, go HERE!

Thanks, Greg and DogParksUSA.com for the great heads-up on this!


This little gadget has got to be the best little invention for pet owners ever!!

Introducing:  The Petcare Robot.

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Now, you can play with your pet that is bored at home, while you’re at work via the internet!  This little robot should be a staple in every dog owners home, and it has obviously been created by a dog owner because they even thought of everything, including the special eyelids that protect the camera lenses (the eyes) to protect them from loving licks!

See, now why couldn’t we think of this!!

The bot is even cute enough to give a name and probably become a member of the family in my household. :)

You can read more about the Petcare Robot HERE at Geeky Gadgets.

There is no price listed, or how you can get one yet.  We’re sure it’s probably not affordable for everyone, and it may not be out on the market yet, but we will surely keep you updated on the status of this one!

So cool!

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If you’ve ever wanted to bring your dog to work, but just can’t manage to sneak him or her by your boss and coworkers, consider adopting a FooPet instead (also great for kids)!  They just finished developing their new desktop version which can add a little fun to your day as you work!

If you’ve never adopted from FooPets before, they have a lot of different breeds to choose from (and they add new ones regularly), toys for them to play with, and a stats counter to make sure that they are well fed and watered.  Not only are they cute, but they each have their own little personalities!  I just adopted a little Chihuahua from the shelter (they’re FREE!) and named her Bean.  She will certainly provide me with a little distraction throughout the day while I work, but hopefully not too much!

If you’d like to be Bean’s friend, my name is alldogblog1!

Go HERE for details on how to download, and get your new desktop friend!

 

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Photo by Daqiella manera

AT&T and Verizon are considering all dog lovers everywhere.  The two companies have ideas of incorporating a wireless collar to their networks that could potentially save the lives of canines that find themselves lost and end up in shelters.  The president of AT&T, Glenn Lurie, has a vision of the device being able to track your pet if it were to find a way out of the house.  We all know it happens all too often.

Many shelters are full of canines that fall under the spell of their nature to roam, but then find themselves behind bars and begging for a new home.  Some are lucky enough to have responsible owners who implant microchips and keep updated info, but others are not.  If this new tech collar is able to go mainstream with an affordable service for every dog owner, I see great potential in such a product. 

I would definately add ‘Unlimited Pet Messaging’ to my monthly wireless bill!

You can read the full article HERE.