5 of our Favorite Apps for Fido

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are surrounded by technology. So it only makes sense that dog owners are utilizing apps that help make the daily life with their four-legged companions as carefree and informed as possible. If you are in need of great canine apps, we have listed a number of our favorites sure to help you and your companion stay connected, happy and healthy.

The Granddaddy of All Things Dog Related in the Bay Area
For pet owners, the DogTrekker app doesn’t disappoint. They have complied some very useful data and have “sniffed out the best places in California for you and your pup to stay, eat, hike, splash and have lots of safe, tail-waggin’ fun!” Now you can take their free dog-friendly travel app with you as you explore California with your pup!

Get Walkin’
We all know how much your companion likes a good, long walk to explore the surroundings and get outside for fun and social doggy gatherings. If you enjoy long walks with your dog, then you will want to download the Walk For a Dog app, a revolutionary dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters. The Walk for a Dog program makes it possible to fund raise for your local animal shelter every time you take your dog for a walk.

Bay Meadows

Sounds great, now how do I do it? It’s simple, just install the app and enroll in the program. Then start walking your dog. Use the app to keep track of your mileage for each walk. You can also track how far you walk your dog. If you have more than one dog it will track each separately. For every mile you walk your dog they will donate to your local animal shelter. Learn more here.

Another great app for exercising your dog is MapMyDogWalk, by Subaru. With this app, you can log your walks, automatically track your calories, and sync with your free account at www.mapmywalk.com. MapMyDogwalk (Android) makes tracking your dog walks and outdoor adventures effortless, using built-in GPS and will keep you motivated to hit the road or trail day after day.

Pet First Aid at your Fingertips
The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.

Keep Track of Medical Records
My Pet application is the ultimate pet record maker for iPod, iPhone and iPad. Enter your pets and away you go!, Create medical records, track medical incidents, record weight & height, allergies, medications, physical exams, expenses & more. Create notifications, notes, detailed veterinary contacts & more! The app also provides useful information about first aid conditions, diseases and conditions, tips and advices for the daily care of your pets and useful tools.

An ideally located community, Bay Meadows is only 10 minutes from Palo Alto, 20 minutes from San Francisco, and has 3 airports (SFO, OAK, SJC) within 30 miles. Bay Meadows is also located on Caltrain, which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Talk about convenient! Bay Meadows is the centralized place to reduce commutes, meet friends and play. Looking for ideas of where to ride? Check out our bike map here.