Pet apps make clutter-free gifts for owners

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 11, 2012 at 6:19 am •  Published: December 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apps aren't just for people anymore. Here is a roundup of popular pet apps for mobile devices. The cost of apps ranges from free to a few dollars.

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For the iPhone, iPod or iPad:

— Dog Park Finder Plus, a list of more than 6,000 dog parks and beaches in North America. Also lists 12,000 dog-friendly restaurants.

— Find Pet Friendly Hotels, a list of over 10,000 pet-friendly hotels, along with weight limits, pet fees, dog parks and more.

— Fido Factor, a mobile guide to dog-friendly locations.

— Pet Poison Help, a quick list of poisons, what to do and how to get help.

— Pet First Aid: for Your Dog, Cat, Puppy, or Kitten, a collection of videos and detailed instructions on what to do when caring for a pet.

— Petfinder Mobile, the app of the popular pet-search website that includes more than 370,000 animals from 14,000 adoption groups. They will be releasing an Android app soon.

— RSPCA My Pet, collection of information on how to care for animals from chinchillas to rats.

— Picture-A-Pet SFSPCA, an adoption site connected to the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.