Want a dog? There’s an app for that.

June 8, 2011

Reviews

Thank you to Cube Dog for sponsoring this review. For more information about Cube Dog please visit the Facebook page or download it on iTunes.

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Those who know me best are well aware that I’m not a huge fan of animals. Not only do large animals scare me, but small ones like ducks and squirrels send me into a frenzy as well.

I’m sure the day will come when the boys will ask, or beg, for a family dog. One that could possibly bite me at any given moment.

I’ve decided that I’m going to hold them off for now digitally. Yes, you heard me right. My kids are going to get a digital dog.

I have a feeling they’ll actually be quite happy with this option. They are both are huge fans of apps. In fact, most days when I walk in the door from work I’m greeted with “can I see your phone” rather than a hug. It’s heartwarming.

When I was presented with the opportunity to review the Cube Dog app, I jumped on it. Win-win for the family. They get to play with my iPhone. I get a virtual, non-threatening dog.

I have to say, I might be a little addicted to our new pet as well.

When we first started with the app, we were prompted with several screens that showed us exactly how to play with our new dog.

Then we spent a little bit of time building and naming our dog. You could choose colors, shapes and sizes of different areas of its body.

I, of course, made a purple dog named NaynaDub. Lanagan made a blue dog named SpongeyLanaganSpongey. Don’t worry, when he has kids years down the road, I will help him name them.

Then it was time to play with our dog. We could make him do fun tricks all in 3-D. We could take pictures with him. I even put him to work and had him put away the dishes.

I’m trying to delegate more around the house, so I figured why not start with our virtual pet.

This app won the whole family over. Lanagan kept asking all night when he could play with his doggy again. I couldn’t have been happier that I didn’t have to worry about feeding another being in the house. It’s the type of pet I’ve always dreamed of owning.

If you have kids, or let’s be honest even adults, definitely look for this in the app store. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for a fun contest running June 13-17. To learn a little bit more about the app, feel free to watch the video below.

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While Cube Dog provided me with the app to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Cube Dog, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.

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30 Responses to “Want a dog? There’s an app for that.”

  1. Watty
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    Miss A has Nintendogs and whatever pets she has for her DSi. Well, there is that new furball too, but that’s more of her dads pet…. :)

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  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
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    Looks like fun! I like that you can ‘take’ pictures with your Cube Dog. :)
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  3. Jessica
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    I’m wondering if the dog leaves virtual poop all over the phone…
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  4. mom2kiddos Says:

    Glad you got a digital dog for your kids. I’m sure they’ll never ask you for a real dog. And, hahaha to your kids greeting you at the door asking for your phone! That’s funny!
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  5. Mrs. Weber
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    I seriously think I might download this app for some giggles. I want a dog, but my husband is anti for a myriad of reasons. [I think I need to write about this. Thanks for the inspiration!] I love how you got a pic of him in the dishwasher…that’s sweet!

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  6. A Mommy in the City
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    This is a great app. I’ve been playing with this for a little while as well! I love it and Harlan loves it.
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  7. KLZ Says:

    I wonder if this app will pacify my husband as he’s the one whose been pushing me to get a dog.

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  8. Ali
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    Oooh. Ryan would have a field day with that!!!
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  9. jacqui
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    The app sounds great. So does the fact that you’ll be helping your son name his children. I’m sure they’ll be eternally grateful to you!
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  10. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    This is my kind of dog. We will need one that is dander free.
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  11. Mama Track
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    Sounds awesome! But as an owner of two live dogs, and mom to a toddler, I can’t handle anything extra to care for. Even if it’s electronic.
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  12. Making It Work Mom
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    Maybe the virtual dog will satisfy my children for now.
    I will get my iphone in July, but I am not sure I want to share with the children. They can keep the Ipod touch.
    My youngest has recently developed a fear of birds. Not sure why because nothing has happened, but now everytime bird makes any sort of move towards her she gets all nervous and kind of freaks.

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  13. liz Says:

    I love that yours helped with the dishes. :)
    liz recently posted..&8216Cuz Everybody Needs a 3D Dog!

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  14. mom2kiddos Says:

    Um…I like you, you’re funny and I love the new look. So I’ve decided to give you something.
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