The Best Pet Cameras

petcube-interactive-wi-fi-pet-camera-15When you are away, do your pets play? Do they surf the counter, lick the dishes clean, or hide under the bed?
Does your neighbor that’s house sitting snoop around the house? Does your pet sitter duck in and out or really get down on the floor and play with them?
The answer to these question is revealed by watching real-time footage on your computer or smart device that is mounted strategically in your home. When you begin shopping, a few things to consider: 

1. Do you want a hidden camera, ceiling mounted, or free standing unit? Should it be plug in or Wireless?

2. Do you need  high-quality resolution or simply a feed of the activity in your home?

3. Do you want the footage recorded to the cloud or a tape for later playback?

4. Is cost an issue?

A few highly recommended cameras with details about their features are listed below. Just make sure to read the reviews before you buy, so that you know the limitations of each camera.

Nest Dropcam Pro (voted best in 2015)
Ceiling mounted
Easiest set-up: Just plug the camera into a power source, take a photo of the QR code with the iOS or Android app (see, QR codes aren’t completely worthless) and plug in your wireless password.
captures 1080p video (up from 780p), has 8x digital zoom, night vision and two-way communication so you can yell at a burglar or listen to your dog bark at the bathtub.

Motorola Pet Scout66 Wi-Fi HD Pet Monitoring Camera
by Motorola, $93.69

Remote HD quality video streaming (requires internet access via Wi-Fi)
Set up in seconds using the Free Hubble App
Motion triggered recording and image snapshots (requires compatible viewing device with storage capability)
Two-way communication with high sensitivity microphone
In room temperature display and infrared night vision

Sundirect HD 720P Wireless


  • Remote Live Video Streaming Via Smart Phone, Tablet or PC Web Browsers (IE/Firefox/Safari/Google etc)
  • 720P HD Video Capture | 12 Infrared LEDs for Clear Night Time Recording
  • Video Recording to Internal TF Card only ?Support Max 32GB), No Remote Recording
  • Motion Detection Video or Snapshot Alert
  • Clear 2 Way Voice, 4x Digital Zoom, Pan and Tilt Controls

Petcube Camera

$199.00Material: Aluminum
Size: 4″ x 4″ x 4″

Petcube Camera features a wide-angle (138º) camera along with real time HD video so you can see your pet easily.
You can also talk to your pet as the camera has a built-in microphone and speaker.
With the unique laser pointer toy you can play with your pet from your smartphone
Share photos from the camera with friends using the Petcube App

Why Do We At Four Paws Require 2 Keys?…glad you asked!

Collage of cute pets isolated on white

Many people ask why does the sitter need 2 keys?

By having 2 keys will insure that even in emergencies we will be there to care for your beloved fur babies.

We want to make the pet sitting process easy for you while providing excellent care.

Being in business for 14 years has taught us a lot in being prepared for something that can go wrong.

The last thing we want to do is make unnecessary stress for our clients and their pets by having to call a locksmith or your emergency contacts.

So what kind of emergencies are we prepared for with having 2 keys?

A key can bend, get stuck or break off in the lock.

The sitter may have an illness or emergency.key_cabinet

We are not in the habit of losing a key but it could happen. Our sitters carry your key on a lanyard and the key is securely marked so no one would know what home the key belongs to.

Sometimes we may have 2 sitters doing your visits and each sitter needs a key. We will not hide a key on your property.

A sitter could accidentally lock themselves out.

We keep the 2nd key in a locked file cabinet in the office.

After your visits, the first key will also be returned to the office unless of course you are a daily client or very often and in that case the sitter keeps the key secure.

Having a backup is always important! So, one of the biggest lessons in this many years is that 2 keys is a must!

Makes sense, doesn’t it?