Can’t Be Home? Fun Tech Gadgets That Help You Snoop on Your Snoopy

By Kelly Loeffler | October 10, 2022 | Dog friendly, Minnesota


No matter how much I love my fur babies, I can’t be home with them all the time. Obviously, I need to leave my home to work, run errands, all that fun stuff. And I’m sure you’re the same. Sometimes you just gotta snoop on your snoopy

But how nice would it be to have at least some idea of what’s going on with our pets while we’re away? I imagine Leroy spends the days bossing around his 3 other fur brothers

Remember, it’s important not to leave any pet home alone too long. But for the times you’re out, it might be worth your money to keep tabs on your pet. Check out these fun techy gadgets for pet parents that have form and function. 

1. Let your pooch train with a pro.  

Porter Lab’s new PupStation is so cool. It puts the latest in behavioral science to work to help train and entertain your pup and keep them mentally and physically stimulated. 

This gadget essentially rewards good behavior with a treat. It’s great for any dog, especially those who would benefit from extra mental stimulation. The PupStation also comes with fun pucks that gives your dog a “job”

2. See what your dog’s up to.

Indoor cameras are amazing for checking up on your pet. And you might catch absolutely adorableness. Blink Home Security has some of my favorite cameras because easy to use and has a pawsome 2-way feature so you can talk to your pet. We personally use our google home and nest cameras at our home. I’m not a very techie person and I can even figure them out (once my partner hooked them up of course)

3. Furbo is another great camera option—with some sweet twists. 

Think of all the benefits of having a camera plus treat-tossing! If you’re dealing with dog challenges like excessive barking or destroyed pillows from chewing, you’ll probably benefit from the Furbo Dog Nanny, too. It will alert you to the behavior. 

While it’s designed for dogs, Furbo’s basic features work for cat parents who want to check in on their feline friend, too.

4. Fetch just got a serious upgrade. 

Fetch is one of Rhett’s favorite games. But let’s face it – a game of fetch tires me out faster than it does my dog and maybe thats the same for you

The iFetch mini ball launcher is a great alternative. It’s perfect for small and medium dogs who love that endless game of fetch. The launcher can be set to throw 10, 20 and 30 feet, is quiet, and is a fantastic way for your pup to get in some exercise. Definitely a must-have for fetch-loving dogs! 

8. Track your pet in real-time

The Tile Pro is a great way to keep track of your pup This tracker isn’t made for pets, but it’s still easy to put on your pet’s collar! Great for when you’re traveling or even to track a cat that plays hide-n-seek inside your home…for hours. 

10. Introducing the next generation of playtime. 

Who hasn’t daydreamed about being at home and playing with their pet instead of another boring zoom work meeting. PlayDate lets you do just that. It’s an interactive ball toy that you can control remotely via an app. There is a camera inside the ball. You can see your dog or cat’s adorableness in real-time and they can hear your voice via the two-way audio!

These techy gadgets are ways to enhance your pet’s life, especially while you’re out. But they’ll never replace human contact, of course.  Consider hiring a dog walker or pet sitter to be with your pet if they’re going to be alone for long periods of time.

Know of any other cool tech out there for pets? share on social media and tag us!