The Best Apps Every Dog Lover Must Use

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The dog lover in me is perpetually on the hunt for the perfect puppy friendly hotel, restaurant, bar, beach and the list continues. But where to turn? Look no further than these fab-u-lous dog loving smartphone apps.

Dogbook
Think of this like Facebook for dogs. With 3 million pups online, Dogbook is a purr-fect way to connect with locals of the same breed or age. To create a free Dogbook profile page head on over to Dogbook’s Facebook page here. You can upload pictures, enter doggy contests and quizzes, and find all the local things you and Fefe love to do together.

Petfinder
Browse close to 300,000 pets from more than 13,000 shelters and rescue groups to find your new best friend.

Map My Dogwalk
Consider this the canine version of Map My Run, this dog-friendly smartphone app finds or creates fitness routes for you and your pet worldwide.

Dog Park Finder
Dog Park Finder lets you locate more than 2,700 off-leash dog friendly parks.

Pet Service Finder
For pups on the go – this dog-friendly app finds doggy day care centers, vets and pet-friendly parks and hotels.

Fido Factor
Fido Factor is a free website and mobile iPhone app that allows dog owners to find dog friendly hotels, camp grounds, vacations rentals and more.

PetMD
The ultimate free smartphone app for health and pet emergencies is PetMD. What to do about chocolate or anti-free poisoning – PetMD to the rescue.

PetMD Service Finder
Heaven forbid your furry kid needs a trip to the doggy ER. But just in case, PetMD has an ER vet finder to help you locate an emergency vet STAT.

READERS: What dog-friendly smartphone apps do you use?

About Karen Moran
Like her love for adventure and travel, Karen Moran’s 15 year advertising career has been quite a journey.

She launched her ad career at iconic Leo Burnett. From there she went on to BBDO, Publicis & Hal Riney, West Wayne and others.

With an equally diverse client roster, Karen has managed multi-million dollar ad campaigns for Dodge, Toyota, Oldsmobile, Sealy, OfficeMax, Time Warner Cable, Disney Cruise Line, Canyon Ranch, the Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau and even worked on post-Hurricane Katrina marketing efforts for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Karen has since given up big ad agency life to go off on her own. She is now Chief Mischief Maker (aka Head Cheese) at Magnet Social Media. When not diligently working to help small brands ignite and foster social dialogue, Karen enjoys her time being out on the water. After all her company is located on a tiny palm-tree laden, stop-light free island called Matlacha off Fort Myers, Florida. The population is less than 800. No really, it is.

And, if you every get a chance to speak with Karen, be sure to ask her how she got a Major League Baseball player…to tweet.

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