Using smart home to help my dog in need

For the past month, my dog Penny has been struggling with her health. She had an emergency surgery and after that, she’s struggling with incontinience. Overnights, she sometimes will come in our bedroom to whine, waking my hearing wife up to let her outside, or she will wake me up to take her out.

But earlier this month my wife, my daughters, her mother went to her sister’s cabin for a few days for a ladies week, which was planned a while ago. I stay home with my dog Penny. How can I help support my dog if she needs help when she comes into my bedroom? I can use my inovelli 4 in 1 motion sensor that I use for my bathroom to trigger the lights on, and temporarily take it off its ceiling mount, put it by my bed where Penny always walks up if she comes in, and have that trigger my bed side light! It has happened one night, and I woke up. Smart home has helped me support my dog in her time of need!

Another benefit of smart home is that the devices can be easily moved around temporary and you can change how it works, to aid you for any temporary situations. It does not have to be a closed fixed system where once you set, it stays that way.

If you have pets or people that needs help, something like this is very doable to help you support your family.

Products that I used to make this work: Inovelli 4 in 1 sensor, LIFX A19 light bulb, and smart home hub Hubitat.

Published by Ross LaVallee

Deaf, smart home enthusiast. Plays around with smart home technology to see how much can be squeezed out of it to benefit the Deaf / Hard of Hearing community for accessibility uses.

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