As I was surfing the web for totally unrelated reasons, I stumbled across an add that caught my eye and I just had to share some info about the product I found: Tagg the Pet Tracker. It would seem that after years of telling clients “No, a microchip won’t locate your pet if he escapes; he has to be scanned first and then the person scanning him has to contact you,” an enterprising company has finally come up with a better answer; GPS collar accessories!
Tagg is scheduled to be available for shipment in mid-September and will be water resistant, able to be attached to your pet’s existing collar, light weight and functional design with a long battery life (up to 30 days before a recharge is needed).
It comes in several stylish colors and can be set up to send instant texts and/or e-mails to you if your dog leaves the specified “Tagg Zone” that you set up.
At about $200 for the first collar and year of service, it might seem a little on the pricey side at first, but considering any smart phone will start at that price just for the initial purchase, it’s not so outrageous. Besides, if your furball ever wanders off, finding them quickly could be priceless.
The Tagg system, of course, still has one big drawback that a microchip doesn’t: it can still be removed from your pet and then you would only be able to track the collar clip. So, while having a microchip implanted on your pet is still a great idea, and definitely important in case they get out, with Tagg, we might be able to get our precious pets back in the “Zone” before they ever get too far!
For more information about Tagg, visit their site at: http://www.pettracker.com/