You’ll feel like you’re with your furry friends 24/7, even while you’re away from home
Best Pet Cameras 2023
Does it make you a good pet parent if you want to watch your little one while you’re away from home? Absolutely. Could it help with separation anxiety (for you and your pet)? Of course. Will people find it silly? Maybe.
But we’re right there with you, fellow pet lovers.
We found the best pet cameras for you (and us) based on consumer reviews and star ratings, put them all in a neat list, and highlighted their unique features. We also have honorable mentions below based on our experience with indoor security cameras.
Let’s find the best pet cam for you and your family at home.
- : Consumer favorite
- : Best for built-in vet chat
- : Best field of view
- : Best for motion tracking
- : Best for separation-anxiety pets
Blink Mini: Consumer favorite
The Blink Mini is a favorite among pet owners, homeowners, and parents because of its nice low price. The subscription plans start at $3 per month, and it has the basic features.
With this little camera, you'll get alerts on your phone when your cat struts by. You can also talk to your dog with the two-way audio and get a live view of your hamsters running on the wheel in their cage.
But speaking of live viewing, consumers have said you can only watch a few minutes of live video if you don’t have the Blink subscription plan. Blink throws in a free 30-day trial when you buy their cameras, and plans are $3 per month to activate video recording for one camera, or $10 for all.
Not only are the subscription plans on the lower end, but Blink hooks you up with some deals if you buy more than one.
Keep in mind that prices change often and sometimes daily. One day the 2-pack was $65, then the next day, there was a deal on two for the price of one.
Petcube cam: Best for built-in vet chat
Send your pet sitter home. The Petcube cam is here.
Check on your pet and home with the HD live-streaming video, get notifications when your pet walks in front of the camera, and enjoy 30 feet of night vision. This camera also has two-way communication, so you can tell your pup to stop chewing on the corner of the couch. Hopefully, they actually listen.
And, now, for the best part about this app: the built-in vet chat. If you capture any suspicious behavior from your Ragdoll, you can speak with a professional vet through the Petcube app any time of the day.
We really like how you can save yourself some time and money—and a stressful situation for your pup—by speaking to a vet in the Petcube app before going to a clinic.
Pet owners will want a Petcube Care membership ($12 per month) for the vet feature, motion alerts, and 90 days of video recording storage space.
Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Cam: Best field of view
This Kasa pet camera has the best field of vision as it can turn a full 360º and tilt 113º. That means the camera will let you see your golden retriever lying on the ground or your sphynx perched on top of its tower.
This pet camera has upgraded video resolution with 2K to view clear video, night vision, and motion and sound detection. You can even use the Kasa home security cam as a baby monitor.
A feature that consumers are enthusiastic about is its SD compatibility. You can order a membership for Cloud storage or use an SD card to record and store everything for free.
A few consumers also said they had issues connecting their Kasa cam to their internet, but others said they connected their camera in five minutes. So, we’d just recommend setting aside some time for the setup process, just in case.
Eufy Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt: Best for motion tracking
The motion detection feature specifically stands out on this pet camera because it will move and follow your dog or cat when they walk by. This Eufy camera’s AI also only records when a human or pet is present so you don’t have to sift through video.
Enjoy the pan and tilt to see every angle of your home, talk to your beagle with the two-way audio, and watch your fish tank with crisp 2K video.
This Eufy camera advertises Apple HomeKit integration, but many consumers said this camera was hard to connect and some features were disabled once connected. But others were happy that they didn’t need the Eufy app at all when they successfully connected their camera to Apple HomeKit.
Furbo 360º dog camera: Best for separation-anxiety pets
This Furbo pet camera is perfect for those pandemic pets whose parents are returning to the office or vacationing and whose furry friends are likely to get separation anxiety.
Not only does the Furbo have all of the features that the other cameras have (two-way audio, night vision, etc.), but it also has a feature no other security cam has: it tosses out treats!
Just fill the camera with your pet’s favorite treats and use the Furbo app to release them. This is particularly great if you’d like to distract your dog from anxiety behavior, such as pacing or licking, or if you just want to give them a treat because they’re cute.
The Furbo camera also has a barking sensor, so you can receive a notification when your German shepherd is barking at the UPS deliverer or a cat strutting in front of the window.
Let’s be real: the Furbo is pretty pricey compared to the other $30–$55 cams. But if you’re like my Dad, you’ll find the extra $110 is worth watching your Puggle eat his treat while you’re away from home daily.
There are three home security cameras that double as great pet cams that just missed the top five: the Eufy Indoor Cam 2K, Nest Cam, and Simplisafe Indoor Camera.
The Eufy Indoor Cam is small, inexpensive, and delivers video in 2K resolution, but it doesn’t move horizontally or vertically.
The Nest Cam has a 135º diagonal field of view, comes in colors that blend in with your home (white, tan, light brown, gray), and your video will be safe with Google. You’ll just have to budget $100, but the blendable colors of the home camera might be what you’re looking for.
The Simplisafe Indoor Camera is the same price as the Nest Cam, but Simplisafe is our second favorite home security system. You can livestream and talk to your pets, and you can also enjoy affordable home security.
Recap: Best security cameras for pet owners
- Blink Mini has the most reviews on Amazon among these top five pet cams, with a 4.4-star rating. Depending on the deals for the day, you could get a Blink Mini 3-pack for only $40. And you’ll want a Blink subscription if you’d like to watch your Frenchie for more than two minutes on the live feed.
- Petcube Cam not only has night vision and notifies you when your Samoyed walks in front of the camera, but its app has a built-in vet chat! Suppose you notice any questionable behavior from your puppy or elderly cat. In that case, you can speak with a professional vet through the Petcube app any time of the day (with the membership) before you take them on a stressful trip to a clinic.
- Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Cam gives you the best field of vision as it can turn a full circle and tilt vertically from the floor to the ceiling. This pet camera also gives you crisp 2K video resolution, night vision, and motion and sound detection. That way, you'll be notified when your rottweiler moves or your Maine coon starts meowing.
- Eufy Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt automatically tracks and follows movement, so it will capture your pug waking up from a nap and walking toward the doggy door. Like the Kasa, the Eufy also pans and tilts to see every corner of your home, and your recordings will be in clear 2K video.
- Furbo 360º Dog Camera is best for separation-anxiety pets who will miss their owners as they go into the office or on vacation. Not only does this pet camera have two-way audio like the others, but this camera tosses out treats! It also has a barking sensor that notifies you when your corgi is barking.
If you’re still looking for an indoor camera that best fits you, check out our best indoor security cameras list. If you’re more interested in an excellent home security system, we've got you covered there, too.
Pet camera FAQ
Is a pet camera worth it?
A pet camera is worth it if you’d like the piece of mind that your furry friend is doing well while you’re away. And you don’t have to break the bank because pet cams start at only $30 (and might require a $3–$6 per month membership).
How can I monitor my pet remotely?
You can watch your cat or dog while you’re away with these indoor cameras:
What is the best wireless pet camera?
We like the wireless Petcube Cam because it has night vision, two-way audio, notifies you when there is movement, and the app has a 24/7 built-in vet chat!
The wireless Kasa Indoor Pan/Tilt Cam has the best field of view and can spin a 360º and tilt 113º. This pet camera delivers clear 2K video resolution and has motion and sound detection.
We put together the top five best pet cameras based off of:
- Consumer reviews
- Easy setup and use
We had first-hand experience with the Furbo dog camera, and we researched and created a top-five list based on consumer reviews. Here at Reviews.org, we trust our consumers to give their honest opinion and experience, and we consider them in our reviews.
Secondly, we weighed the cost of each camera's features to ensure that you get what you pay for. And lastly, despite a few consumers having difficulty connecting their cameras, most consumers found these cameras easy to set up.