Dog owners who have ever lost their dog know all about the heartaches and headaches of finding the loved family member. Searching the neighborhood or driving around and around the area where their dog escaped, asking neighbors, friends and strangers if they’ve seen their dog, putting up posters of their lost dog, checking animal shelters for new arrivals and placing lost-found announcements in newspapers or on the Internet are the main courses of action dog owners usually choose in retrieving their pet, with or without success. Often, dog owners spend valuable time on these tasks while their dog runs into deeper and deeper trouble.
An almost foolproof way of finding a lost dog fast and effortlessly is through the use of a dog tracker. Offered by technology companies, the GPS tracking device, worn by the dog on its collar, allows dog owners to track and locate their lost dog on a computer or a smartphone. An available map and driving directions to the dog’s location with nearby landmarks guarantee a swift reunion between owner and pet.
Securus’s dog tracker, called SpotLite, and Tagg—The Pet Tracker, a product of Qualcomm Technologies’ subsidiary Snaptracs, are two of the GPS dog tracking devices sold in retail stores and on the Internet. Both of them require a service contract.
For more information about SpotLite, go to: http://www.securusgps.com/Spotlite.aspx.
For more information about Tagg—The Pet Tracker, go to: http://www.pettracker.com/