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6 Awesome Apps for Animal Lovers

6 Awesome Apps for Animal Lovers

Whether you’re on the lookout for veg friendly restaurants or want to check if the shampoo in your shopping cart is cruelty free, there’s an app for that!

If you’re an animal lover and want to get the most out of your iPhone, then these six awesome apps should be on your must downloaded list if you’re not already using them.

1. Cruelty-Free

The Cruelty-Free app from the Leaping Bunny Program helps you to understand which companies are cruelty free.  The database is pretty comprehensive, listing more than 200 companies that don’t test their ingredients, formulations or finished products on animals. Each company also has a short description of their mission and a direct link to their website, enabling you to learn more about who you are buying from.

2. HappyCow

Veg friendly restaurants and cafes aren’t always easy to find, which is why the HappyCow app can come in handy. If you’re planning a trip to an unfamiliar area you can use the HappyCow app and its interactive map to search for vegan, vegetarian or veg friendly options to grab a bite to eat. The reviews section is particularly useful for gaining a fuller picture of what to expect and for checking out delicious food photos uploaded by other users. I’ve personally used this app countless times in cities all over the world to find vegan restaurants and it has never failed to impress.

3. 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

This is a great app for complete newbies to the vegan lifestyle. With detailed and easy to understand meal plans, ingredient lists and recipe instructions, the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart app can help provide extra support and encouragement in making the transition. Recipes are super easy to follow with step by step photo instructions and it also offers up plenty of ideas for branching out on your own.

4. Animal-Free

Simple yet effective, the Animal-Free app cuts through the noise, helping you to make conscientious shopping decisions. This online product checker and pocket reference guide provides an invaluable list of every ingredient that is animal derived. You can also get a quick explanation of where an ingredient comes from, its common uses and vegan alternatives. This app takes the guess work out of your grocery shopping, meaning you don’t have to spend hours reading labels and trying to make sense of what is or isn’t hiding inside your food.

5. VeganYumYum

From the award-winning food blog Vegan Yum Yum, this recipe app will help you plan your next trip to the grocery store. It’s free, it works offline and it’s filled with delicious vegan delights. If you’re lacking inspiration on what to cook for dinner, you can also search via ingredients to find a recipe using what you already have in the kitchen.

6. Petfinder

This beautiful and comprehensive app lets you search for adoptable animals in your area with a click of a button. Find your new best friend and share profiles via all the major social networking sites. You can also read heartwarming adoption stories, search for shelters and rescue groups near you, get pet training tips, make favorite lists and leave notes for future review.

What are your favorite animal-friendly apps?

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7:47AM PDT on Aug 3, 2015

Great apps. I like it. You can see the most popular apps at

1:46PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

please find similar apps for Canada, thanks

4:30PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

very nice!

3:10PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thanks for letting us know about these great apps.

8:56AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

4:13PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Thank you, gonna try some of those.

7:35PM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

Than you Abigail, for Sharing this!

1:38PM PDT on Jun 21, 2013


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