Having a dog is a lot of work. It’s like having a child (okay, not as drastic, but pretty close). It’s not easy and really takes a lot of time, effort, money and, of course, love. So, anything to help ease the care of pet helps and Kickstarter and Indiegogo has some pretty helpful campaigns that are supposed to make living with Fido a lot easier. Here’s a list of some of our finds!
You love everything about your dog…well maybe except his doggie breath, which is where Orapup comes in handy. With Orapup, your dog cleans it’s own tongue, eliminating bad breath at the source and your dog is none the wiser. Orapup’s licking surface was designed to be large enough for big dogs and for small dogs
With the Indiegogo Pintofeed, you can automatically feed your dog in increments. It’s the world’s first pet feeder that truly understands the needs of you and your pet. It’s dialed in to smartphones and social media and serves up food in half-cup portion increments and is controlled by your smartphone.
The Indiegogo campaign combines the smartphone with man’s best friend, facilitating an interactive connection and the ability to dispense a Pavlovian surprise from anywhere at anytime. It uses a free app and its stylish and smooth PetziConnect that features an HD camera and crystal-clear sound along with an easy-fill treat dispenser. It mounts securely and is rugged enough to take on Fido coming with a 12 month warranty. Get one if you pledge $99.
7. Halo Mini Illuminated Pet Collars
Taking your dog out to walk at odd hours can be tiresome and unsafe, especially if you’re out at night and they’re off the lash. To make late-night walks easier and safer, the Halo Mini Illuminated Pet Collar allows you (or really your dog) to be seen. The high-quality illuminating color uses their custom patented illumination system so that it will illuminate in bright neon colors. The project has been funded and sells for $35.
6. Trax GPS Tracker
Remember how we said pets are like children, well the Trax GPS Tracker can be used on both! The tiny and smart GPS tracker that locates your Children and Pets using an intuitive App. Trax is easy to use, water proof and durable. It has a built in sensor that measures speed and direction, and provides the positions when the GPS signal is lost. It attaches either to clothes or your pet’s collar.
5. iFetch Ball Launcher
If your dog loves to play fetch but your tired arm doesn’t, the iFetch Ball Launcher will come in pretty handy! It’s the perfect toy for any small or medium size dog since it’s an on-demand ball launcher. It shoots a mini tennis ball between 10 and 30 feet and will turn itself on when a ball is dropped in it and then shuts itself off once it launches the ball.
4. WoofLinks Dog Platform
WoofLinks assists you and your dog’s play network by allowing you to store, scan Dog Information on your dog’s collar. WoofLinks’ primary aim is to make it easier for your dog to play with his or her best friends, which is important because: dogs need to socialize with other canines because when they are accustomed to each other they do not have behavioural issues; a dog that plays is more obedient to its owner; and dogs need exercise and playing makes them happy. Expand your dog’s network by pledging $45.
3. FitBark Activity Tracker
FitBark s the world’s tiniest wireless activity tracker for dogs. It keeps you connected with your dog and gives you awesome insights into his or her life so that you’ll know when to take action. With FitBark, you can stay connected with your dog and get awesome insights into his or her life, so that you’ll know when to take action. It’s been funded already and you can still pre-order yours for $69.
2. ToferOne Multi-Functional Leash
A leash is an important must have when you own a dog and the ToferOne Multi-Functional Leash is supposed to revolutionize dog walking. The leash turns into a harness and a collar and it provides a hassle-free way to tie down your pet. It’s also a splitter for up to four dogs and can be used to train fido. Pledge $20 or more to get your dog one.
1. iCPooch Pet Treat Delivery System
iCPooch is an internet enabled device that lets you video chat and deliver your dog a treat from anywhere in the world, even if you’re on vacation! With the iCPooch device connected to a home wireless internet router, you can deliver a treat from a smartphone, tablet, or computer no matter where you are. The device also has an adjustable mounting bracket so that you can attach a tablet or smartphone (not included) and video chat with your pet (totally weird, but we can totally see many doing this). Pledge $99 or more to get your own treat delivery system.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.