Ask any pet-parent about the hardest thing they do everyday, and they’ll probably mention leaving their fur-baby home alone. Walking out, saying goodbye to their sweet faces – it’s hard to close the door, even if it’s just for a few hours.

Another reason it’s hard? You know that disaster can strike anytime: a nervous pooch could chew up your sofa; an energetic puppy can bounce into any number of messes; and a lazy dog could simply flop down, not to move until your arrival home.

These scenarios have sent your off on your hunt for the best dog monitor cameras – the best surveillance, the best motion detectors, the best activity monitors, the best automatic feeders, the best smartphone-controlled toys, the best everything, to be honest. Because when it comes to your pups, only the best will do.

We’ve compiled this list of the best dog cameras, with a sprinkling of other remote dog gadgets. It’s peace of mind, rolled into one simple list:

  1. Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

If your pup hates being home alone, relieve some of the stress with Petcube, an interactive dog monitor camera that not only puts a visual on Fido, but also lets you talk and play with him, via a camera, microphone and toy laser you control with your smartphone.

Key features:

  • A wide-angle, HD lens lets you see your pets, no matter where they are; you can even share photos and videos
  • Two-way audio lets your pets hear your voice (and you to hear theirs)
  • Built-in laser toy gets your pets playing
  • iOS and Android compatible

Cost: $99

  1. BAVISION Wifi IP Camera

DIY home security/surveillance cameras often pull double-duty as pet monitors, and the Bavision WiFi IP Camera is a highly rated dual agent. Using your smartphone, tablet or PC, you can hook into the camera’s feed to check on your fur-babies, no matter where they are in the house.

Key features:

  • A 60-second wireless setup gets you up and running in a flash
  • Live-stream video from any compatible mobile device or computer
  • Two-way audio lets you talk to (and be talked to) your pets
  • Pan/Tilt: 350º horizontal and 120º vertical, to see anywhere in your home

Cost: $50

  1. Petzi Treat Cam

If you want to more than just have eyes on your pets, you’re going to love the Petzi Treat Cam, one of the best dog cameras on the market today. This smart device combines a camera and treat dispenser, so you can connect with your dogs – see them, talk to them, and reward them with a treat.

Key features:

  • Combination camera and treat dispenser, with high quality audio
  • Capture photos of your pet to share with friends and family, or share online
  • Petzi hooks in with your smartphone or tablet

Cost: $150

  1. Ouvis Veezon VZ1 Wireless Camera

Now you can check in with your furry friends, anytime and anywhere via your computer, tablet or smartphone. This handy wireless camera is equipped with two-way audio, live-streaming, 30-foot night vision, and multiple (and customizable) presets, including smart alerts.

Key features:

  • Easy 60-second setup with QR Scan technology
  • Record high quality, 720 HD video, day or night, thanks to IR night vision
  • Multiple preset support, so you can set time triggers or ITTT scenarios
  • See everything with 355º pan and 90º tilt

Cost: $54

  1. Pawbo Wi-Fi Pet Camera

If you’re after more than just a camera to watch your dog, if you need to have it all and you need it to be tailored specific to pet-parents, the Pawbo delivers with high-def wireless cameras, two-way talk, a laser and sounds to get your pets playing, and a treat dispenser. It’s almost like you’re home with them (minus the snuggles).

Key features:

  • 720p streaming and two-way communication makes it easy to see and talk with your dogs
  • Video recording capabilities make it easy to download favorite videos into cloud storage
  • Get your pets moving with the built-in pet laser, sound effects, and treat dispenser
  • Share photos instantly via built-in social media options
  • Compatible with iOS and Android

Cost: $199

  1. PetChatz HD Two-Way Audio/Video System

Stay connected with your pup while you’re away, thanks to PetChatz two-way chat and two-way video capabilities. Best-in-class interactive features outfit this dog monitor camera, then tack on a treat dispenser and calming scents, so your dog stays cool, calm and happy while you’re gone.

Key features:

  • Two-way video means you can see+hear your pup, and he can see+hear you!
  • Smartphone-connected treat dispenser that you can access from anywhere
  • If you sense your pets are stressing, dispense calming scents

Cost: $379

  1. Feed and Go

A different take on pet monitoring, this is a smart feeder: completely reliable, this food bowl can dispense wet or dry food, as well as treats, whenever you designate. And with the built-in webcam, you can check that Fido is fed and happy, although real-time notifications will automatically let you know when food and treats have been dispensed.

Key features:

  • 60-second WiFi setup
  • The only smart feeder to dispense wet food, dry food, treats and medication, in six compatments
  • Check in on your pets via the built-in webcam
  • Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets

Cost: $193

  1. MiSafes WiFi Pet Monitor

These security cameras do perfect double-duty as a dog surveillance camera, thanks to 720p wireless recording and streaming and two-way audio. Not only can you look in on your pets, but your cameras record them – never again wonder which pup shredded the sofa cushion! – and you can use the chat function to hear and be heard.

Key features:

  • See, listen and talk with your dogs – anywhere, anytime
  • Smart motion detection alerts your device, whenever it detects motion
  • 720p HD cameras, with 120º view and 360º rotation, for the highest quality videa
  • SD card support, so you can save all the sweetest moments

Cost: $40

  1. Plater® WiFi Video Pet Camera

This wireless camera system uses motion detection to record only where your dogs wander, and then employs two-way talk to let you comfort, encourage and otherwise interact. You can even here their happy barks, when they realize you’re just a smart app away.

Key features:

  • One-touch setup couldn’t be easier
  • Remote video and audio means you can not only see your pets, but also talk with them (and have them talk back)
  • Set your cameras to activate upon motion detection, so you only record when your pets are in the room

Cost: $40

  1. Shengsite Wireless Pet Camera

Leave your worries behind, when you leave your pets home alone. This real-time dog monitor camera uses your home’s WiFi connection (with advanced H.264 technology, to minimize bandwidth usage), 1280x720p high-resolution recording, and real-time streaming video to keep you apprised of what’s going on at home. Infrared night vision even records well in low light.

Key features:

  • Remote-access your cameras to control pan, tilt and zoom
  • Two-way audio talkback means that you can hear your pups and, more importantly, lets you talk, sooth, and comfort them, no matter where you are
  • Access your dog surveillance camera via smartphone/tablet app (Android and iOS) and desktop

Cost: $50

  1. DMZOK 720p Mini Wifi Camera – Day Vision

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, non-intrusive way to keep an eye on your pets, check out this mini dog monitor camera. It connects to your smart phone, sports high-def video, won’t kill your WiFi connection, and has one-way audio, so you can calm, correct, or just chat with your pooch. Mobile apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Key features:

  • One-key WiFi configuration is as easy as it comes: just connect the camera to your smartphone by scanning the QR code
  • 1280x720p HD recording with H.264 compression, to ensure quality picture without using too much bandwidth’
  • Full 1-year warranty and lifetime technical support

Cost: $32

  1. DMZOK 720p Mini Wifi Camera – Day + Night Vision

If the mini camera above sounds right up your alley but you need more than night vision, give this version a try. This is basic camera to watch your dog: without the frills but with the things you need, like high-definition video, easy WiFi connect, H.264 compression, and low-light and night vision, so you can see (and talk) with your dogs, whether they’re in a dark room or you’re away at night.

Key features:

  • One-key WiFi configuration is as easy as it comes: just connect the camera to your smartphone by scanning the QR code
  • 1280x720p HD recording with H.264 compression, to ensure quality picture without using too much bandwidth’
  • Full 1-year warranty and lifetime technical support

Cost: $54

  1. Motorola Pet Scout66

If you’re after a dedicated dog monitor camera with all the basics, and then some: HD-quality video streaming, infrared night vision, motion-activation, in-room temperature display, two-way communication, and more. Even better, the motion-activated camera helps you catch (and video) your dogs at the perfect moment. Bonus: setup’s a breeze!

Key features:

  • Remote HD-quality video streaming means you can check in on your pets wherever you have an Internet connection
  • Free app is simple to set up in just seconds
  • Two-way communication via high-sensitivity microphone, so you can hear and be heard

Cost: $83

  1. Vimtag VT-361 Super HD WiFi Camera

If your pups are always no your mind, you’ll appreciate this dog monitor camera, which blends 1280x720p HD recording, H.265 video compression, 320-degree x 120-degree pan and tilt functions, and 12 infrared LEDs (for night vision). What’s more, it has 32GB SD card capacity for recording your favorite moments, 3 dbi antenna for an extremely reliable WiFi connection, and a heavy rubber base for strength.

Key features:

  • Record your pets, no matter where they are, with live video streaming, motion detection, and remote pan and tilt
  • Two-way voice recording with built-in mic and speaker, allows you to listen in on your pooches, as well as to communicate commands or comfort anxious pets
  • Your choice of easy setup, either via QR code, plug-and-play, or WPS button (takes under 5 minutes, not matter your setup)

Cost: $90

  1. SkyGenius WiFi IP Pet Camera

If you’re after a well-equipped, sleek camera on a budget, give SkyGenius a look. This dog surveillance camera employs all your basic functions, like HD-quality recording, remote pan and tilt, WiFi streaming, and motion detection, and adds on you’ll-appreciate-them extras like two-way talk, infrared night vision, remote-access pan/tilt/zoom, and the easiest setup imaginable.

Key features:

  • Remote-access pan, tilt and zoom functions to spot your pets, no matter where they are
  • Two-way audio talkback is helpful for calming an upset pet, or for reminding Fido that he’s not allowed on the sofa
  • Monitor via smartphone app or any computer with an Internet connection

Cost: $60

  1. HooToo Dog Monitor Camera

This bargain dog surveillance camera offers high-def video, a steady 25 fps, a strong WiFi antenna, and remove-access features like 4x zoom, 320-degree pan, and 120-degree tilt. And if you install your cameras in rooms where dark is key, you’ll appreciate Night Mode, which turns off the camera’s lights while allowing it to remain fully operational, thanks night vision from 12 infrared LED lights.

Key features:

  • Full PTZ controls, including 320-degree pan, 120-degree tilt, and 4x digital zoom
  • 12 infrared LED lights (for night vision) ensure an operational range of 32 feet
  • Forget complicated IP setup; install your camera by scanning a simple QR code

Cost: $85

  1. Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080p WiFi Pet Camera

Never be too far away from your pooches, thanks to this dog monitoring camera, which uses WiFi to link your smartphone with your home’s video feed. Easy setup gets you up and running quickly, while night vision, remote pan/tilt, two-way talk, a 90º viewing angle, enhanced digital zoom, and auto-notifications keep you constantly apprised of the situation at home.

Key features:

  • Full HD (1080p) video at 30 fps, for the highest quality video (which you may record to microSD card)
  • Superior field of view, thanks to the wider-than-average 90º viewing angle, as well as remote pan & tilt
  • Fast & easy WiFi setup via iOS or Android smartphone, using the included and free app

Cost: $98

  1. Motorola Pet Scout600

If you’re looking for a dedicated pet monitor camera for in-home use, designed specifically with your dogs in mind, give Motorola’s dog surveillance camera a try. You’ll appreciate just-for-pet features, like two-way communication and low-light infrared LED lights, as well as the ability to easily switch between cameras. Note that this system does not offer remote accessibility via smartphone; you must be within range.

Key features:

  • 4GHz FHSS wireless technology with two-way communication
  • 4” color LCD screen with infrared night vision
  • Digital pan and tilt function, with up to 520 ft Range and an “Out-of-Range” alert

Cost: $123

  1. Motorola Pet Scout500-2

If you’re looking for a slightly more robust system, check out the Pet Scout600, one of the best dog camera options on the market. It offers many of the features of its 500-level cousin, and tacks on an additional camera to better cover all your home’s angles. Note that this system does not offer remote accessibility via smartphone; you must be within range.

Key features:

  • 4 GHz FHSS wireless technology achieves a huge range of up to 520 feet
  • 4” color LCD monitor is equipped with night vision, so you can see your pups day and night
  • Ease homesickness with high-sensitivity microphone that make it easy to connect and communicate with pets, even when you’re far away

Cost: $173

  1. Petkit® Pet Activity Monitor

Here’s dog monitoring of a different kind: a pet activity tracker, similar to what you use to track your own steps, exercise and activity. Now, even when you’re away from home, you can check in on Fido – mood detection, sleep tracking, calorie expenditure, health analysis, and other observations allow you to track his overall wellbeing.

Key features:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 BLE technology connects you with your pup via free app (iOs or Android), without wasting energy or bandwidth
  • Keep peace of mind with automatic updates about your dog’s day, delivered directly to your phone
  • Simple setup installs in minutes

Cost: $40

  1. Electronic Sphygmomanometer (BP Monitor) for Pets

If you need an easy way to measure your pet’s blood pressure, you’ll appreciate this dog monitoring device: an electronic sphygmomanometer (aka blood pressure monitor). It integrates easy-read technology with the necessities of long-term monitoring, so you can keep a detailed of your dog’s day-to-day blood pressure.

Key features:

  • High-definition LCD color display ensures strong visibility
  • All-in-one, integrated parameter measure, display and record output
  • Adopts data review interface, ex. “trend chart” and “data list”

Cost: $50

  1. MiSafes Mini Monitor Pet Camera

Supremely budget-friendly and yet fully functional, this dog monitor camera is equipped for remote video streaming, with two-way talk so you can both hear and speak with your pups. Add in an extra-wide angle lens, easy installation (under 60 seconds), 360º rotation, and a strong magnetic base, and you have a great camera at a great price.

Key features:

  • Extra-wide 120º view means you won’t miss any adorable moments, like your pup curled up, sleeping in the corner
  • 720p high-definition video is clear and sharper than many comparable pet monitoring cameras
  • Free app enables remote video viewing with audio; you can also talk to your pet through the app

Cost: $30-$40, depending on design

  1. Wansview 1080p WiFi Pet Monitor

This fully equipped, full HD WiFi camera is an excellent option for monitoring your dogs while you’re away. Smart technology connects the camera feed to your phone or tablet, and an app enables full functionality: HD video streaming, two-way audio, and even temperature and humidity display, to ensure that your pets are comfortable, even in extreme weather.

Key features:

  • Save your favorite moments, recorded onto the Micro SD card (max 64GB)
  • 1080p pro HD display provides superior video resolution (30 fps), even in night vision mode
  • 3-step setup is as simple as downloading the app and scanning the QR code

Cost: $60

  1. Vimtag® P1 Premium IP Wireless Camera

If you’re looking for a high-end home and dog surveillance camera system that won’t break the bank, you’ll get the best of both worlds in this system. High-definition video, superior pan/tilt/zoom, clear night vision, motion detection, and remote accessibility are all available. Even better, installation is a snap via QR code scan or the 3-minute plug-and-play option.

Key features:

  • Cloud storage uses smart technology to sync your video (box purchased separately)
  • HD-quality video (1280x960p), with 320º pan, 120º tilt, and 4x zoom, delivers high quality streaming video from every corner of your home
  • Rest easy on late nights; superior night vision delivers a super clear image

Cost: $130

  1. Motorola Scout1100 Indoor/Outdoor Pet Monitor

Another excellent option from Motorola’s Pet Scout line, this top-of-the-line model is equipped for indoor/outdoor use, so you can record your pets both during naptime and backyard playtime. In addition to outdoor durability, the system includes upgrades like a 3.5” color LCD screen, boosted 590-foot range, and even emits soothing pet sounds, to keep anxious dogs calm.

Key features:

  • 5″ color LCD screen with infrared night vision
  • Never miss a heartwarming moment, thanks to remote pan, tilt, and zoom function
  • For outdoor use; you can add up to four cameras for total coverage

Cost: $210

  1. Abbott AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System

If your dog has diabetes, you understand the importance of regular and constant blood glucose-monitoring. This starter kit does the trick with easy-to-use testing that requires only a tiny blood sample and provides results in just seconds. This glucose monitor gives results as accurate as your vet’s monitor.

Key features:

  • Designed specifically for use with dogs and cats
  • Included with your meter is a lancing device, 30 lancets, 25 test strips, and a convenient carrying case
  • Achieve the same accuracy as your veterinarian

Cost: $51

  1. Pod 2 GPS + WiFi Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor

Offering the smallest and lightest activity monitor/GPS tracker for pets, this tech device is a great addition to your dog monitor camera system. Enabled with WiFi capability and GPS tracking, Pod monitors and record’s your dog’s activity and his exact location. Note that while Pod is WiFi-enabled, it depends on your 2G coverage; be sure to use the coverage checker tool (on the Pod website) before purchase.

Key features:

  • Dual GPS functionality not only tracks your pet’s activity, but can locate him in real-time, indoors and outdoors, with the click of a button; you can even enable escape alerts to your phone
  • Activity monitoring tracks your pet’s fitness levels, while recording up to 8 hours of Fido’s “secret” life
  • Works in 175 countries, and even enables location between countries

Cost: $199

  1. Juning Day/Night WiFi Camera System

If you think the best dog camera is a relatively simple affair – high-quality video streaming, remote access, wide angles, two-way audio, and day/night vision – then this one’s for you. You’ll enjoy whole-room coverage with 270º horizontal pan and 80º vertical tilt, with 720p recording capabilities, plus presets to follow your desired view path, this is a basic camera to watch your dog – and chat with him, if necessary.

Key features:

  • 720p HD video recording leverages high-quality optics, auto-exposure, auto-white balance, and contrast-rich night vision
  • Apps enable remote connection; compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop computers
  • Super simple setup via one-key WiFi configuration

Cost: $49

  1. Amotus 2-Way Audio/Visual Pet Cam

You love when you can get the basics+ at a great price, so you’re going to appreciate this dog monitoring camera: equipped with motion detection, night vision, high-definition streaming video, remote viewing, and two-way talk, this day-or-night surveillance camera keeps an eye on your dogs, from the wee morning hours and late into the night.

Key features:

  • Two-way talk lets you calm an anxious pup, correct bad behavior, or simply tell your pooch you love her
  • View 720p HD video remotely, via your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • 360º pan and 120º tilt allows you to remotely change a camera’s viewing angle

Cost: $33

  1. iFamCare Helmet Night Vision Camera with Built-in Laser

One of the best dog camera options out there, iFamCare does a great job blending the features you need – 1080p full HD video, a full 360º view, night vision, and two-way talk/listen – with a lot of what’s on your wish list, including sound and motion alerts, photo- and video-records, air-quality sensor, and even a pet laser, so you can play chase, even when you’re away from home.

Key features:

  • Super-simple installation in under 30 seconds
  • Smart sound & motion visual alerts, delivered to your iOS or Android device
  • Pet laser is perfect for interactive play while you’re away

Cost: $70

  1. Zebora WiFi Night Vision Camera

Keep in touch with your pets morning, noon and night, with this easy-to-use, easy-to-install WiFi camera. You’ll love the 960p HD remote live streaming, which covers every angle with 355º pan, 120º tilt, and 4x zoom, as well as night vision (up to an impressive 33 feet!), two-way talk, and intelligent motion detection with alerts. You can even record and play back your favorite photos and video, via the local MicroSD card.

Key features:

  • Stay constantly by your dog’s side, with streaming video and two-way audio
  • Your choice of plug-and-play or QR code installation gets you up & running in seconds, then connects your system to your smartphone
  • Full 1-year US warranty and lifetime support

Cost: $70

  1. YI Home Camera with Motion-Detection

Simple setup gets you online and ready to monitor, with this camera to watch your dog and home. Great features including 1280x720p recording, a 111º wide-angle lens with 4x zoom, a motion detector, and even infrared sensors to enable night vision. Set your system to alert you to bad behavior, then use the two-way audio to remind your dog that chewing on the furniture is prohibited!

Key features:

  • Capture clear audio & visuals of beloved pets, thanks to 720 HD video and a high-quality microphone
  • Know when your pets go somewhere they shouldn’t! Real-time streaming delivers pre-set alerts to your phone, whenever motion is detected.
  • Built-in, single-band 2.4 Ghz WiFi offers reliable access to your video feed

Cost: $50

  1. Sundirect HD720p Wireless Wifi Camera

If you’re after high-definition dog monitoring, but don’t want to shell out an arm and a leg, consider this system: 720p video, superior pan and tilt, microSD recording, and live video streaming to your smartphone or tablet are just the beginning. You’ll especially appreciate the dual-stream technology, which enables HD recording with smooth delivery to your phone – no more choppy video!

Key features:

  • Resolution up to 1280x720px (720p)
  • Pan & tilt achieves 350º x 100º views, to cover every corner of your home – even at night, thanks to the 12 infrared LEDS for night vision
  • Live video streaming via smart phone, tablet or via web browser

Cost: $69

  1. Snug Baby Monitor v2

When is a baby monitor more than a baby monitor? When it offers pet-monitoring capabilities, of course! This basic monitor offers video recording and remote-streaming, via the free app for iOS and Android. The two-way mic and night vision upgrade this monitoring system to round-the-clock and under-any-circumstances capabilities.

Key features:

  • With the two-way microphone, you can not only hear your pets, but also speak with them to offer a comforting word or gentle reprimand
  • Night vision lets you check on pets, even in the dark
  • Simple setup takes just a few minutes to install your cameras, then connect your system to your smartphone

Cost: $70

  1. Y-FLY® HD Wireless WiFi IP Camera with Double Antenna

If you’re after a dog monitor camera with extra safety options, the buck stops here. Offering not only 720p video streaming with smartphone access, this system also hooks into your existing safety devices (like smoke detectors) to both watch and watch over your pets.

Key features:

  • Enjoy crystal-clear, 720p real-time streaming in every corner, thanks to 355º horizontal pan and 120º vertical rotation via remote control
  • Simultaneous viewing means that pet parents and grandparents can all check in on Fido
  • Intelligent alarms hook in with your gas detectors, smoke detectors, and window/door alarms, to provide a full surveillance and security package

Cost: $60

  1. Whistle Activity Monitor for Dogs

More than just a dog activity monitor, this system implements a central communication hub to communicate with anyone who’s caring for your furry friends – family, dog walkers, neighbors and friends, alike. You’ll love receiving automatic updates as to your dog’s activities, which you can use to help set custom activity goals for your pup, based on his breed, age and weight.

Key features:

  • Encourage healthy habits: Coordinate with dog walkers and other care-givers to ensure optimal activity levels, based on your dog’s individual needs
  • Automatic updates mean you’ll never again worry about how your pup’s day is going
  • Works with iOS and Android smartphones enabled with Bluetooth 4.0

Cost: $100

  1. SeddyTech Wireless Pet Camera with Two-Way Audio

Record quality video, then view it from anywhere, thanks to this wireless dog monitor camera system. Two-way audio means you can chat with your pups remotely; night vision means you can check in on them any time; and easy setup means you’ll do little more than plug in and download an app, to get you recording immediately.

Key features:

  • Full-duplex, two-way speech, so your pup can hear you (and you can hear her response)
  • Remote monitoring via smartphone (iOS or Android) or desktop computer
  • 32GB MicroSD card capacity, to store up to 7 days of video

Cost: $44

  1. Blink Home Camera Kit with Free Cloud Storage

Meet Blink, a battery-operated, one-of-a-kind pet monitor that employs HD video, motion and temperature sensors, and a super-simple, DIY setup. The Blink app works with iOS and Android devices, and you’ll love that there’s never any subscription fee to pay.

Key features:

  • Battery-powered and totally wireless, so you can easily place your cameras in whatever rooms your pet frequents
  • Cameras are motion activated; the active camera is where your pet is
  • Free cloud storage for up to two hours of video

Cost: $99-339 (1 to 5 cameras)

  1. Home Valor® GuardianAngel Monitor

Does your fur-baby need a guardian angel while you’re away? Home Valor understands, and delivers with this solid option: a 960p HD IP camera, automatic transition from full-color day vision to illuminating night vision, and 355º pan and 120º tilt. You’ll love the pre-set positions, which let you angle the camera to four of your most-requested views.

Key features:

  • Receive automatic alarms to your smartphone, when your cameras detect motion
  • Live monitoring with night vision means you can check in on your dogs, no matter the time or light conditions
  • Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop computers

Cost: $84

  1. Oco Wireless Video Monitoring

If you’d like wireless dog monitoring with a brain, check out this well-equipped system. It pulls together quality features, like 720p HD video and a 120º wide-angle view, with great extras including two-way talk, live video feed, superior night vision, and even cloud recording, so you never lose and important video. What’s more, you’ll love the self-learning function, which understands sound and motion to avoid sending false alarms.

Key features:

  • Do it all with this fully featured system, which combines tight security (enterprise-level security and access rights share) with night vision, two-way audio, and sound & motion detection
  • Go hands-off: self-learning smart notifications will alert and notify you to sounds, movements, or camera changes
  • Top-quality night vision recognizes movement and records video, even in the darkest rooms

Cost: $74-$400 (1 to 3 cameras)

  1. Hoison WiFi SmartFeeder

If you’ve already installed a dog monitor camera, you may have noticed a common problem: When you pooch runs out of food, even the fanciest camera can’t fill his food dish! Enter this techy smart-feeder, which you can not only program to dispense food at set intervals, but can feed with a swipe on your smartphone. The built-in camera, microphone and voice-call interaction options also connect you with your pet, whenever he’s snacking.

Key features:

  • Optimize your dog’s diet, by recording daily feeding, setting exact food weights, and then activating the auto-generated health curve, to adjust accordingly
  • Enjoy real-time interaction via the HD camera, sensitive mic, high DB speaker, and voice calls
  • 60-day warranty

Cost: $210

  1. FitBark Dog Activity Monitor

You love your pup, so you want her to be healthy. The problem is, you can’t always be there to throw a ball, take her for a walk, or encourage her to run around. That’s where the FitBark dog activity monitor comes in: it’s an exercise partner for your furry friend, combining an aesthetic design with a sensor that monitors activity and sleep.

Key features:

  • 24/7 monitoring gives you a full and accurate picture of your dog’s overall health, from sleep to exercise
  • Change in doggy behavior? Compare past habits with current activity, sleep, and playtime, and identify the problem
  • Tiny monitor is both attractive and waterproof

Cost: $70

  1. EasyStore Camera with Two-Way Audio

When you’re away from home, you don’t have to be away from your pets, thanks to this dog monitor camera. Equipped with two-way audio, 355º pan and 110º tilt, versatile WiFi frequencies, and superior video compression, this system offers much of what you need, without all the fluff you don’t.

Key features:

  • Compressed video files take up less space, so a 16GB SD card can record an incredible 300 hours of video
  • A fast connection gives you high-speed video browsing, even if you don’t have a lightning-fast network connection
  • Quick & easy setup gets you online and ready to monito, via tablet, smartphone or desktop computer

Cost: $49

  1. Nest Cam Security Camera

Nest is a big name in home security, but did you know it also offers one of the best dog camera options? It has a quality camera with great steaming, but what sets it apart are the extras: phone alerts, superior night vision, talk & listen functionality, and programmable activity zones, each with different settings, so you know what’s permissible (and where) – and what’s happening where it shouldn’t be.

Key features:

  • Set up phone notifications, and know the moment your sound or motion sensors are activated
  • With this camera, night vision is done right: you can see an entire room, not just a limited spotlight view
  • Quick & easy setup requires no hub; just download the app and you’re ready to go

Cost: $170

  1. Annke® 3-Pack HD Pet Monitor

When you’re not at home but wish you were, this fully equipped pet surveillance monitor does the trick with HD-quality video, live streaming, and remote-accessibility via your smartphone or tablet. Conveniently offered in a 3-pack, so you’re immediately ready to install (it’s easy!), setup, and look in on your pets, no matter where they are in your home.

Key features:

  • Streaming video at 1280x720p HD quality, for crystal clear images; H.264 compression means smaller file sizes that allow you to store 3-5x more video than you could with MJPEG compression
  • For overly anxious pets and boisterous, not-yet-trained puppies, two-way audio offers a way to hear and be heard, whether it’s to give a command or a soothing word
  • Connect wired or wirelessly, as your home network requires

Cost: $186 (3-pack)

  1. ZB Super HD 960P Internet Camera

With clear 960p HD streaming video, 355º pan and 120º tilt, this dog monitor camera offers a superior field of view and recording quality. Good enough without being more than is needed, the video doesn’t take up all your bandwidth, and yet offers full, remote access (even to zoom, tilt and pan) via your smartphone.

Key features:

  • Simple app is designed to be very easy to use, even if you’re not big on technology and smartphone apps
  • Incredibly easy setup via QR code scan or WiFi setup
  • Full 1-year US warranty and lifetime support

Cost: $70

  1. Zmodo 1MP 720p Pan & Tilt Smart Camera

If you’re looking for a fully equipped smart camera with dog monitoring capabilities, your search may be over. Equipped with pan & tilt functionality, microSD card recording, smartphone streaming, and 720p HD recording, this camera has what you need to keep and eye on your furry loved ones. Two-way audio even lets you chat with your pups, comfort a nervous Nelly, and even tell them to stop chewing the cushions.

Key features:

  • Even the best hiders can’t hide! Remote pan & tilt can hit almost any angle, giving you full view of every corner of your home.
  • Easy Smartlink setup gets you up & running just a few seconds, with no configuration necessary
  • 3-year US warranty and lifetime support

Cost: $50

  1. D-Link Day & Night Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing

If you’re looking for a home and dog surveillance camera in one, give this system a try: using day and night vision, WiFi connectivity, volume-activation, and motion-activation, this system hooks you up with the ability to check in on your pets and home, from anywhere, even in the middle of the night and with the lights off. You can even add a MyD-Link camera recorder (optional), to record and store your video.

Key features:

  • See your pups, day or night, thanks to crystal-clear imaging and low-light/night vision (even in complete darkness) of up to 16 feet
  • Remote access allows you to control your cameras, including pinch-zoom up to 4X
  • App works with iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets

Cost: $40-$80 (1- or 2-pack)

  1. HawkCam Wireless Dog Monitor Camera

Ease of use is the name of the game with this wireless camera system, which employs 720p HD video, remote streaming, and audio functionality to deliver dog monitoring at a great price. You’ll deeply appreciate the lifetime warranty and, even better, that there are no subscription fees – ever.

Key features:

  • Watch and listen via your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • 5-minute setup is fast, simple and easy
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: $94

  1. Dogtek Eyenimal Camera with Built-In Night Vision

If you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like from a dog’s eye view, check out this very different kind of dog monitoring camera. See the world as your pup does, with this wearable, high-tech camera that sports built-in flash memory, night vision, 736x480p video, and autofocus, to record what your dog sees (and does).

Key features:

  • Choose from two recording modes: static or motion-detection
  • Autofocus CMOS sensor ensures a clear image, even in night-vision mode (up to 7 feet)
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery affords 2.5 hours of recording time

Cost: $97

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