The Best Dog Apps

Phones make life easier, even for dog owners. You have a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips, and often for free. Since our pups don’t have opposable thumbs, give them a hand and download these helpful dog apps yourself. These pet apps remove some of the challenges of being a dog owner, and add a bit of fun to your life. Here are the best apps for dog owners, for both iPhone and Android. 


Ever not sure about what’s safe to feed your dog? Then download iKibble.

This app lists foods by health rating and category, and provides health benefits, feeding instructions, and preparation info.

Easily search for hundreds of foods, including different meats, dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains. You’ll never have to worry about what you’re feeding your pup again. 

This dog app is good for:

  • Feeding your dog new foods. 
  • Keeping track of your pup’s food likes and dislikes. 
  • An easy resource for food safety.

Tractive Dog Walk

Grab your dog, leash, and harness and head out with the Tractive Dog Walk app.

This dog app allows you to track your walks with fido. It shows the exact distance, duration, and your route on a map.

It also lets you “mark” where your dog does their business. Fun? I guess. 

It keeps a record of your dog’s statistics and history, so you can keep track of every step your dog is taking. It’s a great way to stay fit, keep track of your dog’s exercise, and set walking goals. 

This dog app is good for:

  • Keeping track of exercise for dogs who need to lose weight. 
  • Active dogs who love the outdoors. 
  • Dogs recovering from an injury. 

Pet First Aid by American Red Cross

This app is a must have for anyone on the go with a dog.

Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross helps you locate the nearest emergency animal hospital, provides step-by-step instructions for common pet emergencies, and offers “how to” videos for pet health, like CPR. It’s a must have during an emergency. 

This dog app is good for:

  • Dog safety, emergencies, or accidents. 

All Trails

All Trails has the largest collection of trail maps, with over 50,000 listed. It’s great for hikers and active dogs and dog owners.

Browse photos and reviews, and filter your search by dog-friendly trails, so you know which are dog-friendly. The app also gives you driving directions and lets you save your favorite trails. 

This dog app is good for:

  • Active dogs who love the outdoors.
  • Keeping track of favorite trails and hikes.

Dog Scanner

Fun fact: the American Kennel Club has 193 different dog breeds registered. Can you name them?

Dog Scanner helps you up your dog breed game. Just snap a picture of the canine in question and the app will determine the breed for you. It even works with mixed dogs too!

No dog around? You can take a photo of your friend and see which breed they most resemble.

This dog app is good for:

  • Increasing your dog knowledge.
  • Having fun with friends (take bets!).

Dog Buddy Free

Dog Buddy allows you to keep track of your pets health in an organized way. Track your dog’s weight, vaccination dates, allergies, and medications.

It’s a great way to keep necessary information at your fingertips, especially when traveling. 

This dog app is good for:

  • Dogs recovering from an injury or trying to lose weight. 
  • Keeping track of pet records.