Tagg pet tracker is the newest way to keep tabs on your cat or dog. It is a GPS device that attaches to your pet's collar. The device will send you a text and an email if your pet wanders out of a predetermined range. For pet owners with dogs who are escape artists, this device could be a life saver. In addition to giving you your pets location, Tagg tells you how much activity your pet is getting.
Microchipping is not enough
Microchipping your pet is important. If your pet is lost, having a microchip greatly increases the chances of having your pet returned. However, this only works if a vet or shelter finds your pet and looks up the microchip. But what if your pet is still wandering about? A microchip will not help them. This is where a device like Tagg fits in.
How it works
The Tagg system is a small GPS device that attaches to your dog or cat's collar. When you set up the device, you determine the area where your pet should be. This is usually your back yard or your back and front yards. It could be the doggy-day care property if your dog goes to day care. Once the boundaries are set up and the GPS unit is charged and attached to the collar, your pet's activities and travels are monitored. If your pet wanders out of the preset range, you get an email and a text alert. The GPS system will track your pet, making location a breeze--in most cases.
The GPS system is battery operated. It is water and dirt resistant. A protective cover can be purchased to keep the unit safe from dogs who like to swim or roll in mud.
The unit is small enough to fit on a dog or cat collar.
The inital unit with three months of monitoring service is $99. After the three months, the service costs $7.95. Additional collars can be added for $89 each. Each additional collar includes three months of monitoring. After that, the cost is $0.95 a month.
Is it worth it? For dogs who love to escape and for outdoor cats, the answer is yes. The unit is worth its weight in gold if you live in a rural area and your pet gets loose. If they decide to take a trip to a national forest, finding them could be impossible. With GPS tracking, you will be able to pinpoint their location.