Finding Rover App: Facial Recognition to Find Lost Dogs in Miami

Finding Rover App Partners with Miami-Dade Animal Services

We are excited to share that Miami-Dade Animal Services has partnered with Finding Rover, a free mobile app that uses facial recognition to help pet parents find their lost dogs. Animal Services’ database of dogs is integrated into the app, making it easier for users of the app to search for their dogs. Miami-Dade Animal Services director Alex Munoz hopes this app will help the center become a no-kill shelter. We hope that happens, regardless, but the app certainly seems to be a powerful tool to bring that to fruition a little more quickly!

How to Use Finding Rover:

  • First, register online for the app; you can do this through the Apple Store, Google Play store, or even via your desktop. You can register via Facebook; all you need is to input your zip code.
  • Take a front-facing photo of your pet (the app comes equipped with a “barking” button to get your pup’s attention- clever!). Mark the nose and the eyes, as shown in the video above, and then upload it.
  • If your dog is ever lost, post your dog as lost in the app. Members within a 10-mile radius will be notified.
  • Anyone who finds your dog should take a photo and add it to the app, where the facial recognition technology will do the work. If the dog is recognized (there is a 99% accuracy rating), your information will pop up and then whoever found the lost dog can text or call you to arrange pick-up without having to take the dog to the shelter.

This app is the brainchild of John Polimeno, who worked with the University of Utah for over a year to get the algorithms and tech right. We hope that you all register your pups today; it’s free at the time of this posting, and could really help prevent or alleviate the heartache of searching for a lost dog in this big city. Of course, we hope you have ALL microchipped your pets! This app should not be a substitute for that! We also hope that they add cats to their app soon.

Brickell Miami Dog Walkers

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Welcome from our dog walkers in Brickell, Miami! Our professional team is ready to keep your dog fit, healthy,and happy with walks, runs, and midday breaks while you’re at work in a fun and SAFE way!

Why Choose Equipaws’ Dog Walking Services in Brickell, Miami?

Thinking about hiring a dog walker? When deciding on whether to hire a dog walker or not, you should really consider investing in your dog if any of the following apply to you:

  • You work 8 or more hours a day and can’t take your dog out for a break
  • You’re a parent to an active breed, like a Vizsla, Pointer, or Shepherd cooped up in an apartment all day
  • Your dog is getting a little thick around the middle
  • You’ve brought home a new puppy who needs potty training
  • Your senior dog is having trouble holding it as long as usual
  • You’re committed to your dog’s health and happiness!

Every dog deserves a fun break during the day! Walks or runs for the more active pet not only allow relief from holding it 8 hours- the exercise does their body and spirit good!

What Can You Expect from Equipaws Dog Walkers?

In the name of wholesome fun, we make sure to take all precautions necessary to ensure a safe yet entertaining walking or running session. You can count on us to focus our undivided attention on your dogs while out.

Call us at 305-794-3733 , contact us through Power Pet Sitter for your complimentary initial consultation, or EMAIL US with your questions!

New clients in Brickell receive one week free after scheduling one month of recurring visits! (Free week equal to recurring week’s value).

We give individualized pet sitting services, including:

  • One client, one dog walker or pet sitter.
  • response to all inquiries within 24 business hours
  • ready availability when You need it!
  • photo updates via social media or email
  • Convenient online scheduling through Power Pet Sitter
  • Visa and MasterCard credit card payments accepted
  • licensed, bonded, and insured pet care professionals
  • emergency plans in place for hurricane season
  • staff trained in proper walking techniques for heat, rain, and good leash skills
  • dog walkers all trained in pet CPR & First aid

Dog Friendly Parks in Brickell:

Pet owners in Brickell take their friendly dogs to socialize in at Brickell Key Park and the Promenade, and Bayfront Park. Your dogs can enjoy breathtaking the views (and scents) of Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and the Port of Miami. This is a family and pedestrian-friendly environment, perfect for lazy strolls, fun runs, and space for playing catch. Just be sure to pick up after your pooches and you’ll fit right in!

You can see our dog walkers enjoying beautiful Brickell any day of the week… we love to meet new pups and cats (although we have yet to see a kitty on a leash!). From professional dog walkers and pet sitters (ahem), to many dog-friendly events, these beautiful neighborhoods have it all. We look forward to hearing from you! Call us today at 305-794-3733 with any questions. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!