The Best Indoor Security Cameras To Keep An Eye On Your Dog When You’re Not There

The hardest thing about going to work in the morning isn’t waking up, it’s seeing the look on your dog’s face as you close the door behind you. Ever wonder how they spend their days when you’re not around? There are a wide variety of excellent security cameras on the market, some specifically meant to keep a watchful eye on your pooch and help you do the same on your smartphone. For the best peace of mind, check out the highest-reviewed cams below.


Why we love it:

  • 130-degree view in 1080p HD
  • 24/7 live footage
  • Get motion alerts on your smartphone
  • Built-in speaker & microphone
  • Night vision

Amazon: Nest Cam

Imagine watching your dog digging in the houseplants from your desk at work. With this inconspicuous little camera, you can speak into your phone to tell your pup to scram, and he’ll hear you through the camera’s built-in speaker. Cool, huh? You also get a constant stream of high-resolution video with wide viewing angles, and no more need to wonder how that bone ended up in the ficus.


Why we love it:

  • Wireless with easy WiFi phone setup
  • Two-way audio
  • 90-degree viewing angle in 1080p HD
  • Remote pan/tilt capability
  • Intelligent motion alerts

Amazon: Amcrest Wireless Camera

Setup is as easy as powering on and downloading an app with a good WiFi connection. There’s no fussing with wires, and the video clarity is as clear as if you were sitting right there on the couch with your dog. Because you can manually tilt or pan around a room, there is no pup that will go unfound, even if they’re buried in a pile of blankets atop their favorite pillow.


Why we love it:

  • 138-degree viewing angle in 1080p HD
  • Dispense treats from wherever you are (holds up to 2 pounds)
  • Two-way audio
  • Built-in motion & sound detection
  • Multiple color options

Amazon: Petcube Bites Camera

The 2-pound storage capacity for treats in this robust camera is reason enough to add to your cart! No matter where you are, you can automatically dispense goodies (and call your dog via the two-way microphone) just ’cause. It even comes with a pack of starter treats from Wellness. And with 138-degree HD viewing, 3x zoom capability, and tail wag and bark detection, it’s like you never even left the house.


Why we love it:

  • Dispenses treats
  • 160-degree wide-angle view
  • Two-way audio
  • Barking alert
  • Night vision

Amazon: Furbo Dog Camera

After finding its start on the crowdfunding website Indigogo, this modern treat-dispensing camera rose pretty quickly to stardom. With alerts like “Your dog is barking. Would you like to see what he is doing?” and the ability to toss a treat straight from the camera itself, it’s no wonder dog people are in love. You can even talk to them through the two-way microphone to let them know you haven’t left forever.


Why we love it:

  • Real time video
  • Two-way audio
  • Smartphone alerts
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Night vision

Amazon: Clever Dog Wireless Camera

In this day and age, everything’s personalized. So much so that we can even choose the color of our security cameras to match our decor. These little cams from Clever Dog will record every bark at the mailman and each cozy catnap taken on your side of the couch. Two-way audio allows you to speak to your dog (and him to you), with a constant stream of video that might actually distract you from getting any work done. (Sorry.)

Meet Christina and Stella

Stella is a high-energy escape artist – as a puppy there was nothing I could do to tire her out and we tried every harness that exists in pursuit of one she couldn’t wiggle her way out of or chew through in a second (don’t worry, we found it)! As a master of destruction and squeaker seeker she tore up all of the toys and we found the ideal tough stuff to keep her busy. Together we’ve become experts at hiking and traveling together big dog style and running a multi-dog house with a rotating cast of fosters (mostly puppies).


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