Tree House introduces a revolutionary iPhone application that takes advantage of the features of the world's most popular smartphone to help pet guardians report and locate lost pets. The app is called PetSpotter. Using the iPhone's GPS, camera and Google maps, pet guardians and animal lovers can instantly post information on a lost or found animal to a dedicated online database. The content of the database is than posted on a custom website, PetSpotter.org. The searchable data is accessible and usable, even if you don't own an iPhone. You can also post lost or found info on the site.
In the next update, we will include some great new features, including:
- the option to post your posts on your Facebook or Twitter page directly from the app
- posts will be immediately emailed to veterinary hospitals and shelters in your area
- the ability to turn your post into PDF poster that can be emailed or printed out
Tree House, a cageless, no-kill shelter founded in 1971, has also included a version of their Cat and Dog Care guides in the app. The guides, written by animal behavior experts and veterinarians, provide pet guardians with valuable information, including how to acclimate a new pet to your home and general diet and training tips.
Tree House is a humane organization that promotes the inherent value of every animal and strives to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, with a focus on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. PetSpotter will help continue this mission.
We are offering PetSpotter for free as a public service as we believe that all animal lovers should have access to the best tools available to care for their animal companions.