These Heartwarming Reviews Will Convince You to Buy a Pet Camera

With an average 4/5 star rating on Amazon and more than 3,700 reviews, this Alexa-compatible pet gadget is quickly becoming a must-have for pet owners everywhere.

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November 18, 2019

It tosses treats; it detects barking; it talks to your pet, and it live-streams your pet's every move. Furbo does everything short of walking your dog which is why we're so obsessed with it.

If you know an overly-protective pet parent (or if you are one), this is the perfect gift. Furbo sends real-time alerts when your dog moves and barks or when another person comes into view. You can even record a message for your pooch or speak to him when he's looking lonely. With a stable Wi-Fi connection and a conveniently located outlet, Furbo will become your (and your pet's) new best friend.

Our video producer, Jennie, tested it out with her Australian shepherd, Ranger, and shared her thoughts.

"I placed it by the front door since that is where he normally hangs out during the day, and I love that it not only notifies me if he moves but often, his movement means someone is on my front porch. [Furbo] not only gives me peace of mind about Ranger but peace of mind about my home too."

And since design is always top-of-mind here at HGTV, we have to talk about how good this looks. Furbo's sleek white exterior and wooden top give it a modern-Scandi feel that will blend right in amongst vases and other tchotkes.

Dog inside next to console table with dog camera and treat dispenser

Furbo Pet Camera

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Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Of course, there's also the incredible automated treat dispenser feature, too. Furbo allows you to "toss" your dog a treat via the compatible app so even when you're away you'll feel connected to your fluffy friend.

One tip about the treat tossing function from Jennie: Be patient with timid, picky dogs and use smaller treats.

"It did take a bit of time and patience to get him used to the treat dispenser," she said. "It really works best with very small treats, and [Ranger] can be a bit picky, so it was[...]tough to find treats he loves that also dispense well. Patience and repetition paid off, though, and now he comes running when he hears it whirring."

If our producer's experience with Furbo hasn't convinced you to splurge yet, maybe these heartwarming Amazon reviews will.

One customer shared her emotional story.

"...it gave us peace of mind when she was eventually diagnosed with terminal cancer. We were able to monitor her the very few times we had to [leave] her alone towards the end of her life. Fast forward a few months after she passed[.] We are now fostering a rescue dog and have set up our Furbo once again."

Another reviewer talked about how Furbo helped a long-distance partner keep in touch with their dog.

"I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything, so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her.[...]She was so excited to see him, talk to him and give him treats and OH BOY does she like giving him treats."

But honestly, most reviewers discovered that their pets were just flat out lazy.

"I love being able to watch my pug literally just sleeping for seven hours a day and my coworkers really enjoy the constant updates of me telling them where my pug is sleeping and forcing them to watch his small, fawn body laying in the same spot. I have learned that my cat must leave the house when I go to work because I never catch her on the camera. Maybe she has a job? It would be nice if she paid some rent."

Dog laying down inside next to plant and table

Dog with Furbo Pet Camera

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Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

When it comes to pet monitoring, responsible owners aren't willing to cut corners. Furbo offers a lot of great features for the price. (You can even use it as an indoor home monitoring system!) But we think the peace of mind you'll feel is the real selling point. A safe, happy pet is priceless.

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Watch and treat your dog from anywhere with the best-selling Furbo camera. You can control the device from your phone and check in on your pets while you're away from home.

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