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Best Pet Cameras

We all wonder how our pets pass the time when we’re not around. Whether you just took the plunge and got a new pet, want to interact with your beloved cat or dog while you are at work, or simply curious as to what your pet does when left alone, a pet camera could be a viable purchase for you.

There are so many options out there, making it hard to choose just one. But fear not, pet owners: to save you time and to make your choice easier, I’ve reviewed five different cameras for your doc, each one with its own price listing, rating, and description. 

Here are favorite cameras to watch pets.

Pet Surveillance Cameras
Our Top Picks

Petcube interactive wifI

Best Ease of Use

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety

  • HD Quality
  • Connects to smartphone 
  • Sleak design

Rated by: Debbie

PetChatz HD Greet & Treat

Best Rated Pet Camera 

PetChatz HD: two-way premium audio/HD video pet treat camera w/ DogTv, smart video recording, calming aromatherapy, and motion/sound detection (as seen on The Today Show)

  • Two-way HD video and audio
  • Sound and motion detection 
  • Cord free

Rated by: Debbie 

Dropcam pro

Best Video Quality

Dropcam Wi-fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera (Only) Black - Pre-Owned

  • Night vision
  • Works on mobile and desktop
  • Stores video for 30 days

Rated by: Debbie

PetChatz HD Greet & Treat

Quick Summary

PetChatz HD: two-way premium audio/HD video pet treat camera w/ DogTv, smart video recording, calming aromatherapy, and motion/sound detection (as seen on The Today Show)

Rated by: Debbie

The PetChatz HD Greet & Treat is a videophone that is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. PetChatz.com describes its product as “more than a treat cam. More than a treat dispenser. PetChatz is the only patented system that gives full multi-sensory interaction with your pet while away.”

This has the best of both worlds: two-way HD video and a treat dispenser!

Interestingly enough, this product comes with calming scents to soothe your pet. In addition to 10 scent pads, PetChatz includes a bottle of Calming Essential Oils. The idea of using aromatherapy on pets is not something I’ve ever heard of before. While your pet may not respond to it, it’s a pretty cool feature nonetheless!

PROS

  • Two-way HD video and audio
  • Sound and motion detection
  • Compatible with PetChatz Paw Call, so your pet can call you

CONS

  • The mobile app is only available on iOS
  • No mention of social sharing directly from the app

Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Quick Summary

Petcube [2017 Item] Play Smart Pet Camera with Interactive Laser Toy. Remote Dog/Cat Monitoring with HD 1080p Video, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Sound/Motion Alerts. App-Enabled Pet and Home Safety

Rated by: Debbie

The Petcube is an interactive Wi-Fi pet camera with a wide angle lens, allowing users to view live video in HD. This product boasts a sleek design. There is a front-facing black screen equipped with a wide angle camera lens on the top and a LED status indicator on the bottom. 

True to its name, the Petcube is about as interactive as it gets. With a quick download of the Petcube Mobile App, you can link your iPhone or Android up to the camera.

I was definitely impressed with the app’s user interface. It is aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly, and easy to navigate. When coupled with the fact that it is free of charge, it is well worth the download

Once I created my account, there were five icons at the bottom of my screen: the Home button, which allows you to see your Recently Played videos and Favorites, a Play button, which allows you to view others’ public Petcube footage, a Feed button, which allows you to post photos and find friends to follow, an Explore button, which allows you to view others’ pet photos, and a Profile button, which allows you to connect your camera to the app and check out your followers.

PROS

  • HD video quality
  • Two way audio
  • Sleek design

CONS

  • No video recording when laser is in use, only photo
  • Does not dispense treats
  • No night vision

Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera

Quick Summary

Dropcam Wi-fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera (Only) Black - Pre-Owned

Rated by: Debbie

The Dropcam is a wireless video monitoring security camera, and judging by the nearly 2,500 reviews on Amazon, it is extremely popular. With its sleek, black, rounded off design and 60-second setup, this camera has been given a solid 4 stars by customers

With an 8x zoom, 130-degree field of view, and excellent night vision, this product doubles as a camera for pets and a security camera.

You can connect your computer, mobile, or iOS device to the Dropcam, and the Amazon page mentions a 60-second setup

With motion detection abilities and two-way talk, this camera seems to pick up the slack where other dog cameras lack. If you decided against the previous two cameras based on your desire to have those features, the Dropcam may be a viable option for you — as long as you are willing to spend a bit more to get exactly what you are looking for.

PROS

  • Night vision
  • Links to mobile devices and computers
  • Cloud Video Recording allows 30 days of footage

CONS

  • Little pricey
  • Potential streaming delays
  • Monthly recording service fee

Pawbo Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Quick Summary

Pawbo Life Pet Camera: WiFi HD Video with 2-Way Audio, Treat Dispenser and Laser Game, Designed for Dogs and Cats

Rated by: Debbie

Pawbo is an interactive, wireless dog camera and treat dispenser. Don’t be deceived by the pictures — while it may look a little on the larger side, in person, it is actually quite small

If you are looking to share your pet’s cuteness with the world, you can instantly share videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via the Pawbo app

With just the touch of a button, you can dispense treats to your dog or cat. The Pawbo also has a built-in laser toy, which allows you to play with your pet from afar.

For those who work five days a week, this is a great way to ensure your pet is getting play time and exercise while you’re out of the house. It's perfect for those that want to watch your dog while at work.

PROS

  • Fast, convenient, and simple setup
  • Treat dispenser and laser toy
  • Two-way streaming

CONS

  • No night vision
  • Small treat tray
  • Low quality video

Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser

Quick Summary

Petzi Treat Cam: Wi-Fi Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser, Enabled with Amazon Dash Replenishment

Rated by: Debbie

Co-founders David Clark & Simon Milner refer to the Petzi Treat Cam as “a ray of sunshine in your pocket.” An interactive pet camera that boasts a 720p HD wide angle lens and high quality audio, this product has a lot to offer.

Not only will your pet enjoy the camera’s presence, but as an owner, you will enjoy the ability to feed your pet remotely.

This is a really good indoor camera for pets.

The product has four main functions: See, Speak, Snap, and Treat. The “See” option allows you to view your pet via live video, while the “Speak” function allows you to speak to your pet via microphone. With the “Snap” function, you can take adorable photos of your pet playing or sleeping, and like the Petcube, you can share them via social media.

PROS

  • Night vision
  • Treat dispenser
  • Great support team

CONS

  • One-way audio
  • Treats may jam in dispenser
  • Delays in video

Other Popular Considerations

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Victure 2020 Upgraded 1080P Pet Camera, 2.4G WiFi Camera with Smart Motion Detection/Tracking, Sound Detection, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Cloud Service, iOS/Android, APP -- Victure Home
13,541 Review Score
Victure 2020 Upgraded 1080P Pet Camera, 2.4G WiFi Camera with Smart Motion Detection/Tracking, Sound Detection, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Cloud Service, iOS/Android, APP -- Victure Home
  • [Smart Motion Detection/Tracking] - The security camera can detect motion and follow moving target, then send you the notification. You will not lose the important moments and details in the whole...
  • [Accurate Sound Detection] - Smart sound detection of home camera will accurately capture and send you the alerts, helping you know when your baby's crying or somebody break-ins. You can get well...
  • [1080P FHD Night Vision] - The 1080P home security camera ensure the range of night vision reach to 30 feet, so that you can view clearly at night. And it will switch automatically during the day and...
  • [Clear Two-Way Audio] - Built-in microphone and speaker with anti-noise technology, you can talk with your baby/loved ones clearly and remotely as you never leave each other
  • [Stable Wi-Fi Connection & Flexible Video Storage Ways] - Indoor Wi-Fi camera work with APP -- Victure Home and only support 2.4G wifi (not 5G). There are 2 ways for videos recording -- Micro SD card...
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Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen), white (001-01WHTOA-1)
12,524 Review Score
Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa (As Seen On Ellen), white (001-01WHTOA-1)
  • 1080p Full HD Camera & Night Vision: livestream video to monitor your pet on your phone with a 160-degree wide-angle view, day & night.
  • 2-Way Audio & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR detects when your dog is barking. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what’s going on at home and talk...
  • Fun TREAT TOSSING: TOSS a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Fill it with your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch.
  • Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug in to a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.
  • Stable internet connection & Wifi signal are recommended for best performance.
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Security Camera 1080P WiFi Dog Pet Camera - KAMTRON Wireless Indoor Pan/Tilt/Zoom Home Camera Baby Monitor IP Camera with Motion Detection Two-Way Audio, Night Vision - Cloud Storage
8,282 Review Score
Security Camera 1080P WiFi Dog Pet Camera - KAMTRON Wireless Indoor Pan/Tilt/Zoom Home Camera Baby Monitor IP Camera with Motion Detection Two-Way Audio, Night Vision - Cloud Storage
  • 24/7 with 360° hd 1080P panoromic view - KAMTRON home camera monitor your home in full 1080P HD with 350°horizontal & 100°vertically rotation, covers every corner of your home; super IR LED night...
  • Smart Motion Detection Alerts with 2 Way Audio - App alerts with snapshot & record to your mobile device when motion is detected, push you live feed when capture activities right from the start, and...
  • Friendly Cloud Service and Local Storage - MIPC cloud will save all the data you concerns, where you could watch, download and share freely, no worry about the memory card missing; and this wireless...
  • Video Secure Meet Financial Encryption Standard - KAMTRON security camera adopt financial encryption, ensure information between user and site/servers cannot be read or forged by any third party, all...
  • Easy and quick Wireless Connection - Scan QR code to download MIPC view app on app store or google play, connect with 2.4GHz WiFi (not support 5Gz WiFi) or ethernet cable connection with router for...
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Pet Camera, Security Camera Conico 1080P HD Baby Monitor with Sound Motion Detection 2-Way Audio,Pan/Tilt/Zoom WiFi Surveillance Camera,Wireless Home Baby Cam with Night Vision Works with Alexa
5,047 Review Score
Pet Camera, Security Camera Conico 1080P HD Baby Monitor with Sound Motion Detection 2-Way Audio,Pan/Tilt/Zoom WiFi Surveillance Camera,Wireless Home Baby Cam with Night Vision Works with Alexa
  • 【PAN/TILT/ZOOM AND CLEAR IR NIGHT VISION】Boasting 350°Pan 100°Tilt, and 8X Zoom, the 1080P HD home security camera delivers the whole picture of your home, even better, in stunning clarity and...
  • 【SOUND DETECTION AND MOTION TRACKING】Conico security camera is not only a house protector, but a powerful helper. Smart sound detection, motion detection helps you know when your baby's crying or...
  • 【REAL-TIME COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILY】With built-in noise-canceling mic and speaker, you can hear and speak through the camera. View live streaming and talk with your loved ones, have fun with pets...
  • 【EASY TO SETUP AND USE】Quick setup this security camera via 2.4G wifi (not 5G).You could share the interesting moments with your loved ones based on the APP. Baby camera works with Alexa, just...
  • 【CLOUD STORAGE】Cloud Storage was created to ensure you won’t miss any data. SD card storage(Up to 128G) is also optional. Advanced encryption technology could protect the data with security. If...
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Victure 1080P Pet Camera with WiFi IP Camera Indoor Security Camera Motion Detection Night Vision Home Surveillance Baby Elder Monitor with 2 Way Audio iOS/Android
3,706 Review Score
Victure 1080P Pet Camera with WiFi IP Camera Indoor Security Camera Motion Detection Night Vision Home Surveillance Baby Elder Monitor with 2 Way Audio iOS/Android
  • [Advanced Video Encryption Technology] The unique encryption technology is adopted by the wifi camera to save videos on micro SD card. Video files in SD card can only be accessed by yourself in your...
  • [1080P Night Vision] With 1920*1080 resolution, no distortion, Victure pet camera offers an correct angle and clear view for you. 10pcs 850mm IR LEDs extends the range of night vision reach up to 30...
  • [Smart Motion Detection] You will get the alarm notification from the APP-IPC360 on your phone when home camera detect movements, which help to prevent your home from invasion
  • [Fluent Two-way Audio] With anti-noise technology for built-in microphone & speaker, you can talk remotely with loved one clearly and fluently via surveillance camera, which seems that you never leave...
  • [Broad Field of View] With 355 horizontal & 100 vertical rotation range, you can check anywhere you want by pan & tilt control remotely via security cameras, without any blind angle
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TOOGE Pet Dog Camera Wireless Home Security Camera FHD WiFi Indoor Camera Pet Monitor Cat Camera Night Vision 2 Way Audio and Motion Detection
3,561 Review Score
TOOGE Pet Dog Camera Wireless Home Security Camera FHD WiFi Indoor Camera Pet Monitor Cat Camera Night Vision 2 Way Audio and Motion Detection
  • 1. Quick 2.4G Wifi Connection --- Fast WiFi setup via mobile App on iPhone/Android smartphone/tablets(it can't support MAC). This wireless security camera with APP supports remote access via mobile...
  • 2. Great Day/Night Vision & Clear Two Way Talking --- Intelligent IR-Cut switch ensures high quality images both day and night. 2 IR leds, night vision up to 16 feet in pitch dark. Hi-Fi intercom...
  • 3. Motion Detection --- Motion Detection with push alert notifications based on motion sensing technology.Receive real-time activity alerts of this indoor camera while you're out. Motion detection...
  • 4. Pan/Tilt/Zoom Function for Multiple-View --- wifi camera provides horizontal 350° and vertical 80°rotation with 4x digital zoom function for a complete coverage of your home. Camera can be shared...
  • 5. P2P Tech With Safe Data --- Remotely access to your smart surveillance camera feed to enjoy peace of mind when you're away. P2P Tech to ensure data is not stored in the server, it is saved locally....
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Security Camera Indoor, Goowls 1080P HD WiFi Camera Baby Camera Smart Home Wireless IP Camera for Pet/Dog/Nanny Monitor Pan/Tilt Night Vision Motion Detection 2-Way Audio Compatible with Alexa 2 Pack
556 Review Score
Security Camera Indoor, Goowls 1080P HD WiFi Camera Baby Camera Smart Home Wireless IP Camera for Pet/Dog/Nanny Monitor Pan/Tilt Night Vision Motion Detection 2-Way Audio Compatible with Alexa 2 Pack
  • Fast Pan/Tilt and True 1080P HD IR Night Vision: Goowls home camera comes with 355° Pan /110° Tilt rotation lens and 110° wide angle give you 360 ° panoramic shooting without blind area. Indoor...
  • Two-Way Audio for Real Time Communicating and Easy to Setup: Indoor WiFi camera built-in noise cancellation technologies on mic and speaker. While live streaming, it can provide sharp clear voice and...
  • Smart Motion Tracking and Active Alert: Once the moving object is detected, Goowls wireless camera will active real-time tracking. Alert notifications will be sent to your phone immediately and record...
  • Secure Cloud Storage and Highest Privacy Protection: For your maximum personal privacy security, the optional Cloud servers assigned in the United States can completely avoid data breaches happen....
  • Compatible with Alexa Echo Show and Multi-Family Members Sharing: Goowls smart WiFi camera perfectly compatible with Alexa Echo Show. Just saying "Alexa, show me the baby room", the scene will be...
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Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
  • Live Stream from Anywhere in 1080p -1080p Full HD live streaming lets you see inside your home from anywhere in real time using your mobile device. While live streaming, use two-way audio to speak...
  • Motion/Sound Recording with Free Cloud Storage - Wyze Cam can automatically record a 12-second video clip when motion or sound is detected and saves that video to the cloud for 14-days, for free....
  • See in the dark - Night vision lets you see up to 30’ in absolute darkness using 4 infrared (IR) LEDs. Note: IR does not work through glass windows.
  • Voice Controlled? You got it! - Works with Alexa and Google Assistant (US only) so you can use your voice to see who’s at your front door, how your baby’s doing, or if your 3D printer has finished...
  • Share with those who care - One Wyze Cam can be shared with multiple family members so everyone can have access to its live stream and video recordings. Just have your family members download the Wyze...
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Wyze Cam Pan 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wi-Fi Indoor Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, White - WYZECP1
  • Pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) lets you control Wyze Cam Pan remotely using the Wyze app so you can see every angle of your room while you’re away, on demand. Or, have Wyze Cam Pan monitor your room...
  • Live Stream from Anywhere in 1080p - 1080p Full HD live streaming lets you see inside your home from anywhere in real time using your mobile device. While live streaming, use two-way audio to speak...
  • Motion/Sound Recording with Free Cloud Storage - Wyze Cam Pan can automatically record a 12-second video clip when motion or sound is detected and saves that video to the cloud for 14-days, for free....
  • See in the dark - Night vision lets you see up to 30’ in absolute darkness using 6 infrared (IR) LEDs. Note: IR does not work through glass windows.
  • Voice Controlled? You got it! - Works with Alexa and Google Assistant (US only) so you can use your voice to see who’s at your front door, how your baby’s doing, or if your 3D printer has finished...

Factors To Consider When Buying A Pet Camera

Before you make the investment for a new camera to watch your pet, you need to determine what is important to you. 

Do you require night vision? Do you want to give your pet a treat? Do you want see them and them to see you?

Reviews

I hope that I have given you enough information to make your decision. But it would not hurt to do a quick look of the reviews on the Amazon product page. Make sure to check for "Verified Purchase" since those customers actually purchased the product. 

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When looking at the reviews, I recommend checking out a mix of reviews. Reading comments that are all negative or all positive will make you lean that way. 

Additional features

If you just want a basic camera to watch your dog, then that's perfectly fine. But some owners will want to do more such as giving their pet a treat, or recording the video to watch it later.

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Additional features do add to the cost, but some of them are incredibly worth it. 

One of my favorite features is dispensing treats. It can be very useful in training your dog to come to the video camera. 

Product support

This one probably shouldn't be the biggest factor in your purchase decision. However, if you can't set up your new camera and need help, then you want to know that you can call the support team to help. 

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Price

Since you're researching for a new pet camera for your dog or cat, you probably have a budget in mind. This will be a bit of an investment. 

You can easily get something that is cheap. But a cheap product won't usually last a long time and it won't have great additional benefits.

Camera For A Pet

Expect to pay at least a couple hundred dollars for a good quality pet camera. You will be happy you didn't cheap out.

Verdict

Hailed as the best camera for your pet in 2019, the PetChatz HD Greet & Treat camera is both affordable and effective. The base model will allow you to interact with your pet in a fun way. I definitely recommend this to all of my friends. 

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Overall

I hope that I was able to help you in your search for the best camera to see your dog. If there was something I could have included to make your search easier, please don't hesitate to let me know. 

Last update on 2020-10-20 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author Debbie

Being a dog parent has never felt this good. Here at Long Live Dog, finding the best essentials for your dog is our top concern. My mission is to provide information and latest updates, especially about best dog products, to dog owners and lovers alike.

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