7 Smart Home Devices Every Pet Parent Needs
Not only has Austin been named one of the best places to live year after year, but it’s also recognized as one of the most pet-friendly cities in America. With miles of hike and bike trails, designated off-leash parks, countless boutique pet stores and the occasional pet meet-ups, the city is full of pet lovers and pet parents alike. If you’re a pet owner in Austin, these smart devices will transform your home into a pet-friendly paradise.
Designed for pets who spend long hours home alone each day, this “digital daycare” provides two-way video chats, treats, games, DOGTV and smart video recording.
Petsafe Drinkwell Pet Fountain
Offer your pet fresh water with a free-falling adjustable stream that is filtered before it hits the bowl with the Petsafe Drinkwell Pet Fountain.
Petnet Smart Feeder
This automatic pet feeder is suitable for both cats and dogs and allows owners to stay connected with the Petnet app. Set a schedule for your pet’s meals and get notified when your pet has been fed... or just ask Alexa to feed them.
This innovative pet door will give your pet their own key to the house. SmartDoor reads the signal of your pet’s collar and triggers the flap to unlock, leaving no room for other animals to come in or out as they please. Put the door in locked mode to keep your pets from going outside at night.
Designed by a team in Austin, Inubox has not yet hit the market, but will surely be a pet owner’s dream. This indoor smart toilet for dogs captures and contains waste in an automated way by detecting when your pooch steps on the platform and performing a cleaning cycle when they’ve done their business. Once full, it delivers a sealed bag for disposal.
Do you despise cleaning your cat’s litterbox? With this smart device, your cat can enjoy the go with a box that is always clean. LavvieBot—which launches September 2019—auto-cleans and auto-refills, which means you only have to clean it every two to three weeks. Download the “PurrSong” app to monitor waste levels, box usage and even order new litter.
Monitor, talk to and interact with your pet using Petcube’s two-way audio and video. Sound and motion alerts will notify you of major events at home, while a built-in laser toy can keep them occupied for hours.
If you have a furry friend or two, be sure to take a look at our list of Austin parks to enjoy with your pup.