We’ve all seen those great “feel good” TV commercials where the dog that’s just been rescued from the shelter and adopted is running playfully in the park with its new owners. Here are some interesting graphs showing the trends regarding animal shelter searches.
You can see that interest is to be gradually decreasing, which is bad news for the pets in those shelters.
One of the problems is, many of those stories turn bad when the pet turns out to be anxious or scared! As long as it’s playing with humans, or even other cats and dogs, it’s happy and content. But leave it home alone, and it will eat your couch and tear up your carpet. Taking it back to the pound seems like such an unfair treatment for a dog that really has too much love, but is there a solution for pet anxiety? Well, now maybe there is just that.
The thing about separation anxiety is that it’s not something that lasts all day, it’s just a couple of times throughout the day when your pet becomes lonely and needs some attention. Fido goes looking for you and realizes you’re not home, then takes his anxiety out on your couch, or something else.
Now, thanks to an innovative product called Petcube, you can call your dog or cat and view them in HD video while you chat and talk to them as you normally would. You can also listen because the sound is two-way audio, so if your dog or cat has something to say, you can respond.
There is also another great feature so that anyone you give access to can also talk to your pet several times per day. So, if you have some stay-at-home parents with nothing better to do, they can chat with your pet all hours of the day while you’re at work, from wherever they live or vacation.
Like most of us, you rarely have your camera ready when there’s a good photo to be had, but with Petcube’s built-in camera you can capture a photo to share with friends or family anytime you want, even remotely while talking to your dog or cat.
Another incredible option is that the Petcube comes with a laser pointer that will allow you to play with your pet while you’re on a break at work or any other time. This is a great hit with children that will spend hours, giving fun exercise to your pet while you’re busy at work. You can allow all of your friends and family to use the pointer with just a simple access code and the application. We have a breakdown and review of petcube here
In addition to that, there is a worldwide network of pet lovers that you can join and allow them to play with your cat or dog while you’re away. You’ll have complete control over the network access so there’s never a worry there.
This incredible idea, called Petcube for shelters, has several awesome benefits. It allows future adoptees of shelter pets to play with them from afar for as long as they want before adoption. This helps form a bond that will remain in place, while also providing needed exercise and attention for the prospective adoptee.
Since these feeds can be made available over a wide network of computer and iPhone users, and then be shared as well, it could help millions of beautiful shelter pets find homes that they wouldn’t have otherwise been exposed to. This is a great program, that hopefully can be expanded nationwide to help needy pets and pet lovers come together in happiness.
While growing up with cats and dogs, I discovered I am good at understanding how these wonderful companions feel. My first pocket money was spent on pet toys, and I majored in animal behavioral science. My specialty was how dogs develop intelligence by playing. So if you feel your dog is not that smart, I might be able to help. My pets have helped me stay aware, committed, and down-to-earth. It’s my mission to help pets and owners be more connected and happy.
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