Laïka Is a Robot-Like Companion for Lonely Pets

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
This smartphone-controlled interactive toy for pets will allow you to treat, entertain, and monitor your furry bestie remotely.

First things first: technology will never replace real life snuggles or frisbee thrown in a park. Pooches will always tell the difference. But, what if you could provide the next best thing to your actual presence, in times when you’re prevented from being with your furry bestie? Laïka, an interactive companion for pets, aims to help your dog feel less lonely when you’re at work, earning for kibble and treats.

This innovative pet product combines features of a pet camera, interactive toy, and a treat dispenser all in one fun gadget- plus with some nifty perks on top of that, such as two different play modes and chew-proof design. Laïka is, essentially, a robot-like companion to your pet, that will engage them in play while you’re away, and provide insight into what they’re doing when home alone.

Everything is fully controllable through a smartphone app- you can communicate with your dog, see them or toss them a treat with just a few swipes! As a bonus, Laïka app offers free training advice that can be implemented with their interactive toy, helping you utilize all of the cool features they provide- such as the audio feature for giving out commands and the treat dispenser to reward your pup for doing what you’ve asked them to.

If you don’t work at a pet-friendly company, chances are you’re missing your pooch like crazy. With a cool interactive toy such as Laïka, you’ll be able to check up on your four-legged baby on your lunch break and even fit in some quality playtime straight from your office. After all, this toy can move around and actually motivate your pup to play- a ball won’t toss itself, won’t it? Laïka is currently available through Indiegogo, starting at $275 for the basic model- check it while they’re offering perks!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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