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We do almost everything with apps these days, so naturally there are apps that make a dog owner's life easier, or at least more amusing. Some of these nine apps are must-haves, and some are would-be-nice-to-haves. We're sure at least a few are just what you've been looking for.

BringFido
Find dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, beaches, and dog events anywhere in the country and in Canada. Read their policies, pricing, amenities, and even guest reviews.
iTunes
BringFido.com
Free

Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross
Get the advice you need for canine emergencies, and even find a nearby veterinary hospital or call a vet. Learn about symptoms, early-warning signs, and what do to in common first-aid situations.
iTunes
Google Play
Free

MapMyDogWalk
Just like FitBit or other fitness trackers, this app lets you and your dog get the most out of your walks. Using GPS, it tracks speed, duration, and distance, and can help you change up that same-old, same-old route.
Google Play
iTunes
Free

DogVacay
Sometimes you just have to leave him home. Best described as Airnbnb for dogs, the app helps you find a real home-away-from-home when you can't be there. Search, read reviews, and book reservations right on your phone. You can even get updates from your dog . . . well, from the sitter.
iTunes
Google Play
Free

BarkCam
Not a must-have, but a fun-to-have. Ever try getting the perfect photo of your dog? This basic app plays a sound to get your dog’s attention, then lets you add filters, meme text, stickers, or quotes to the image.
Google Play
iTunes
Free

BarkHappy
New in town? Just need new dog-owning friends? This location-based app helps you find dogs nearby, dog-friendly places, local dog events, and even lost-and-found alerts. Find stuff to do and playmates — for you and your dog.
BarkHappy.com
Google Play
Free

iKibble
You’re just about to give your dog a taste of what you’re eating, when you wonder, “Is this safe for dogs?” iKibble will let you know. It includes hundreds of foods, and lets you search for a specific food. There’s even info and advice about feeding your dog specific human foods.
App Store
iTunes
Free

Dog Park Finder Plus
If you take road trips with your dog or are just away from home, Dog Park Finder Plus locates nearby dog parks, dog-friendly beaches, and more. It’s really useful for long car trips, helping you find places to stop along the way.
iTunes
$1.99

Pawprint — Pet Health Tracker
Preserve all important information about your dog in one place. You can even use the app to obtain and keep your dog's official medical records. It’s great for tracking things such as vet appointments, vaccine schedules, even weight and feeding information.
App Store
iTunes
Free

Have we missed any great apps for dog owners? Let us know in the comments!

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