Apps and Technology for Pet Lovers

With technology advancing, we can now keep better track of our pets and keep them happy, healthy and safe.

At La Jolla Home Theater and Automation we treat our pets and yours like family. And now with technology advancing every day, we can keep better track of our loved ones and keep up to date on their health with the help of apps.

We hope you find these fun finds a great help to your every day needs to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe!

Pet First Aid: for Your Dog, Cat, Puppy, or Kitten

With Pet First Aid you can view detailed videos and illustrations to track your pets health and needs! 

Your four-legged family members rely on you for their care, so be prepared 24/7 for a medical emergency. From cuts and impalement, to choking and CPR, Pet First Aid is at your fingertips with detailed articles, video, and illustrations to help you care for your dog or cat. Record your pet’s vital medical information to ensure their veterinarian is never more than a touch away, and your pet will never miss another vaccination. Pet First Aid is loaded with detailed videos and step-by-step illustrations so you’ll know exactly what to do when caring for your pet.

  • Videos include: restraint, muzzling, CPR, bandaging, and many more.
  • All articles, videos, and illustrations are bundled with the application for offline or wilderness access.

  • Featuring dozens of articles. Topics include:
 bleeding, poisoning
, drowning, rescue breathing and CPR
, giving medicine, muzzling
, restraining
, disaster preparedness
, bites and stings, burns
, fractures and sprains
, heat and cold injuries 
and many more.
  • In addition, Pet First Aid allows you to save vital medical information for all your pets. Easily record their vaccinations, identifications, veterinarian contact info, medications, allergies and conditions, and any other notes for reference when visiting the veterinarian!



Petcentric gives animal lovers an easy-to-use guide for finding pet-friendly places and information anytime, anywhere. On Petcentric, you can watch top pet videos, view pet photos, and read the latest pet news stories. 

Want to find your closest dog park? Need to call a local veterinarian? Petcentric is here for you. They are working to be the most complete destination for finding pet-friendly places for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.

  • Search for local pet-friendly places and services in the following categories, and view their location on Google Maps:
, dog parks and beaches, restaurants, bars, animal shelters
, veterinarians
, pet stores
, pet sitters
, kennels
, and groomers
. You can even add your own favorite spots that Petcentric may not have discovered just yet.
  • Don't forget to also add your pet’s picture to the photo gallery.
  • They even have a daily update on pet tips!


Pet Cams

Web cams and video cameras can help pet owner's deal with behavioral problems or capture medical mysteries that never seem to be duplicated once you step inside the vets office. Using a pet cam (we recommend the Panasonic pet cam) you can either  watch your dog sleeping on the couch while you're at work or find out which one of your cats can't resist peeing on the rug and blaming it on the dog.

  • Panasonic’s PetCam (pictured to the right) has a built in motion sensor that tells the camera when to start filming and when to go into stand-by mode. If you like this PetCam tip, you can easily recreate the same scenario with any motion activated camera, or by pairing a webcam and motion sensor with UGOlog.



The Tagg pet tracking system uses GPS tracking technology to allow you to see where your dog is and receive a notification if he or she wanders off. The lightweight tracker attaches to your dog's existing collar, and is designed to be worn at all times, even while swimming.

  • The Tagg tracker securely attaches to your dog's collar with a two-piece clip. Once the collar clip assembly is attached, putting on the pet GPS device is a snap. If your dog has multiple collars, we recommend one collar clip assembly per collar.
  • Messages–Whether it’s a text message about your dog leaving the Tagg zone or an email reminding you it’s time to charge your tracker, Tagg notifications make it the most efficient dog tracker on the market.
  • Pinpoint your dog's whereabouts on the Tagg Map. After you locate him, zoom in. Take a look at his exact location on a computer, smartphone, or using the Tagg mobile app. Need directions? They'll provide that too.


Petfinder App

Looking to adopt a pet in need of a loving home? Download the PetFinder app for free to start your search. 

  • Browse adoptable pets in your area or nationwide.
  • Search pets by breed, age, gender and size.
  • Swipe and select pet photos to view in more detail.
  • View complete pet information and descriptions.
  • "Favorite" adoptable pets so you can find them again.
  • Add notes and comments to your favorite pet profiles.
  • Share pets with your friends via email, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Call, email or get directions to the shelter or rescue group that has your perfect pet.


At La Jolla Home Theater we treat our pets and your pets like families, we hope these fun finds will benefit you and your furry friends. Let us know if you have any other pets and technology finds you would like to share.

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