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Affordable, Useful and APPropriate for Dogs! Desirable Dog Applications for Apple Users.

While I am still one of those dinosaurs that prefers to write things down on paper, I do find myself creating electronic notes on my iTouch and more often than not, making notes about important appointments and events in my “memos.” Double work? Absolutely, but I’ve come across a few Apple applications that have me saving more trees and putting my fingers to use. Take a look below and see if any of these can be of use to you.

Pet First Aid

PET FIRST AID
Looking for a great app that offers essential pet care in the case of a medical emergency? Pet First Aid presents owners with information on how to treat slight ailments with in-depth articles on topics like cuts, choking and poisoning as well as invaluable videos and more! Want to have all of your precious pup’s medical information in one place? Use the Pet Info section to include your dog’s vaccination record, medication and allergy history.
Pricing for app is $3.99

PAW CARD: THE ULTIMATE PET TRACKER FOR YOUR DOG
Paw Card, similar to Pet First Aid helps you keep track of your canine companion’s veterinary contacts, vaccinations, medical history and identification tags. A timeline feature graphs your dog’s weight as well as the option to write notes or journal entries.
Pricing for this app is FREE

Dog Park Finder App

DOG PARK FINDER
Be more strategic when looking for play-dates for your pooch. The Dog Park Finder app gives you more time to play and eases your research in locating dog-friendly parks and training locations in your area (USA locations only). The app also includes information on visiting over 2,000 off-leash areas and 5,000+ reviews so you can have fun with your furry friend off the leash.
Pricing for this app is FREE

DOG TRICKS & BARK MACHINE
Dog Tricks & Bark Machine recommends to dog owners helpful tips and tricks for training Fido. Step by step images and instructions supplied from published dog training books, this FREE app also contains a “Bark Machine,” where various sounds are available for your audible choosing.


DogBook
For those that weren’t aware, your pup can have his/her own community online like facebook users. DogBook is a social networking application for dogs and users can keep humans updated with what’s going on in your their life. Doggies can friend fellow dogs (and even cats, horses, fish and ferrets), post their fave photos and find great animal-friendly places to meet up.
Pricing for this app is FREE

My Dog App

BONUS: Met these folks at the Pre-Westminster Fashion Show and Awards a few weeks ago. The My Dog app is FREE (for now) and provides you with the best of both worlds: your dog’s id, medical and insurance info, as well as a pet travel guide and social life information – all in one place!

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Pre-Westminster Fashion Show was all that and more!

We're at Westminster!

Last Friday, Kenny and I attended our first Pre-Westminster Fashion Show and Awards at the New York Pennsylvania Hotel. Always a fan of a “party with a purpose,” this event also benefited the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn.

For a donation of $25, I was treated to an impressive gift bag, hot buffet, a runway show, a dog wedding and cash bar, not complaining, it was after all a charity event. And although it seemed as if there were several parties going on simultaneously, the scheduled runway show did feature such fabulousness as a $5k Swarovski crystaled dress and the stars of the upcoming tv reality show: Doggie Moms, a six-part series, which kicks off today, Feb. 16th at 9:30 p.m. on NYC Life.

Doggie Moms actors

Dogs, large and small dressed in their Sunday best, were in attendance to celebrate and congratulate those people who have made some significant animal rescue contributions. For me, that was fantastic to see – but of course my focus was on the “fashions” (said like Dwight from RHOA) that were being displayed in the back of the ballroom.

I was impressed with many of the designer lines that were present, albeit many do cater to the smaller and female dog. What about our boys and the full bodied? Still on the hunt for those kinds of items. The beautiful crocheted sweaters by See Spot Knit and custom coats by PoochKiss were simply adorable and even better would not require a trip to the cleaners. Cozy Puff Dog Beds are said to be available in a myriad of colors/sizes and the souvenir equivalent to the “I love NY t-shirt,” Les Pets en Voyage! were also some of my faves.

Attendee of Westminster Pre-Show

Aside from the apparel and accessories, I met loads of folks who have made the awesome choice to adopt a rescue dog. It made my heart smile to see that so many lovable animals with broken spirits were given a second chance.

To round out the evening, Kenny and I ran into Sookie, who looks as if she could be kin, so we had to take a picture with her and her mom, who is a strong supporter of Sean Casey.

All in all, a nice evening out meeting new friends and reconnecting with old contacts.

Coming soon… meet the Crown Heights Dog Whisperer, Dexter. He and his African Mastiff, Zobo, stole the back-room show and Zobo, my heart with his docile demeanor and silent strength. Until next time…