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May 18, 2018

Apps to Adoption: How Wireless Helps Pets Find Homes .

Apps to Adoption: How Wireless Helps Pets Find Homes


Riley Davis

This weekend marks National Pet Adoption Weekend, one of four held each year to try and place shelter animals in loving homes.

But while this weekend offers a great opportunity for those looking for their fur-ever friend, don’t worry if you can’t make it out to adopt a pet. There’s an app for that.

Several apps, actually.

That’s right, wireless connects more than people. It can also connect you to your future pet. Mobile networks have revolutionized the way location services work, and now those services extend to the pet and pet care industry.

According to a study, the internet has revolutionized dog and cat adoptions worldwide. In some shelters, the average stay is dramatically shortened for our feline and canine friends, thanks to the aid of mobile media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

Adoption websites have also gone mobile, with many offering apps that allow you to search pets based on criteria like breed, age, distance, time spent in shelter, etc.

And wireless enables more than just adoption services, it allows you to track your pet.

New GPS-enabled collars and tags let dog and cat owners track their pet’s location via SMS services or via in-app services, if they ever get loose.

New apps emerge every day to help care for pets too, from dog walking and pet sitting apps to mobile grooming services.

And still others remind you when to medicate your pet, track your pet’s fitness, find pet-friendly neighbor haunts, and more.

Mobile doesn’t just make your life better, it makes your furry friend’s life better too. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what matters most?

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