Traveling With Your Furry Friend: 4 Apps to Make it Easier

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February 22, 2024

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Make Traveling With Your Dog Paw-Friendly With These Apps!

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Hey there, pet lovers! Did you know that there are about 63 million dog-owning households in the US alone? That’s a whole lot of wagging tails! Whether you’re hitting the road for a travel nursing gig or planning a cross-country adventure, it’s important to know what’s out there for your furry friend.

Here are some apps that’ll help you sniff out all the best spots for your furry friend:

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1. BarkHappy

Available on iOS and Android, it is like your dog’s personal tour guide. It will lead you to dog-friendly places like parks, restaurants, and hotels. Plus, you can arrange playdates with other pups in your area and maybe even treat yourselves to a puppuccino from Starbucks afterward!

2. BringFido

BringFido has nearly 20,000 reviews on iOS. This app is the ultimate resource for pet-friendly places. From hotels to parks to beaches, this app has got you covered. You can even filter your search to find accommodations that welcome large dogs or multiple pooches. And hey, some hotels won’t even charge you extra for bringing your furry friend along! BringFido is available on iOS and Android.

3. Rover

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Hold on to your tails, folks! This app is a real crowd-pleaser! Between users on iOS and Android, Rover has nearly 300,000 reviews! The average rating on this app on iOS is 4.9 stars – a true showstopper. It is rated the #1 pet-sitting and dog-walking app. It’s your go-to for pet sitting and dog walking services. They’ve got everything from doggy daycare to overnight boarding, all provided by vetted professionals. You can even get real-time photo updates of your pet while you’re away. It’s like having a personal pet concierge!

4. Paw Parks

Need to let your pup stretch their legs? Paw Parks helps you find dog parks nearby, and you can even add new ones to the map! Available on iOS, this app is perfect for making the most of your adventures with your furry friend.

Now, let’s talk about you, the pet parent. Just like you’re prepared for medical emergencies with humans, it’s important to be ready for anything with your pet too. The Red Cross offers a Cat and Dog First Aid course for just $25. In this 30-minute course, you’ll learn all about vital signs, what to do in emergencies like choking or seizures, and tips for preventative care.

The American Red Cross also offers a free Pet First Aid app. Loaded with information you can keep at your fingertips, such as first aid, general health issues, and CPR demonstration videos, this app is a must-have for all pet owners!

Pets are family. So, before you head out on your next travel assignment or a vacation with your tail-wagger in tow, make sure to download at least one of the apps above so they can meet new furry faces in faraway places.

We hope you enjoyed this article on apps to make traveling with your furry friend easier. Do you use any apps when traveling with your furry friend? Comment them below.

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