The virtual pet craze has had its ups and downs, but Touch Pets Dogs puts the fun back into owning an virtual puppy. The new iPhone and iPod Touch app allows users to adopt a dog, take care of it and even set up play dates with other friends' pups by integrating with Facebook and Twitter.
Choose your pet from seven different breeds and learn to nurture it with food, activities and daily grooming. Using the touch screen, you can direct your puppy how to perform tricks, pet it and whistle for it, all with a tap or sweeping finger motion. As you earn points for being a good pet owner, you'll unlock cool clothes, accessories and canine careers. (Yes, with this app, it's possible for your virtual pet to have a job!)
Increase your puppy's social status by connecting with your friends and their pets through Facebook and Twitter. You'll be able to dogsit for your pals and even strike up a love connection between each of your pets.
If you've wanted a dog without the responsibility, this app is for you. Touch Pets Dogs is currently available as a free download on iTunes.