Finding Local Dog Parks

“Where can I find a dog park?” Now, there’s an app for that. Take your dog anywhere and still find a place for her to roam by using mobile phone applications to direct you to dog-friendly parks and even playmates near home, or while on vacation.

iOS Apps
Dog Park Finder Plus locates about 6,000 parks by location, city or ZIP code, and includes park rules and information.

Off Leash simply locates nearby dog-friendly parks. It provides greater details to help with choosing the best park for your needs.

Paw Parks relies on a community of users to update the content, and includes hiking trails.

Android Apps
Want to have a dog party? Sniffspot is a unique concept that lets you find private dog parks to rent for exclusive playdates. Sort of like an Airedale B&B, it includes private yards and fields for pets to romp.

Dogs ’n’ Parks displays in real time how many other dogs who are using the same app are at your chosen dog park, so you can get an idea of how crowded the park is, what size breeds are playing, and if app friends are there.

DogPack may be the ultimate dog park finder, with over 8,000 off-leash areas in North America and throughout Europe. This one also shows how many of your dog’s Pack-related friends are playing close by, and it rates the parks. Owners upload their dog’s photos and posts, and tag other dogs in their pet’s pack to build play groups.

Both iOS and Android
These two applications bridge the gap between both mobile phone camps, so information can be shared with all family members, and a larger dog community overall.

Bark Happy not only features lots of dog parks and an interactive map, but it doubles as a community gathering place of nearby like-minded dogs and their people, and includes notices of all kinds of additional pet-friendly events to attend. Another plus is the lost-and-found alert.BringFido is the ultimate dog travel mobile app, that includes dog-friendly lodgings, restaurants, services, national and local parks, and dog parks. Up to six family members can use this app together, if you need to share location information.