I know that stab of dread that hits when a four-legged friend goes missing. I've always been fortunate to find my escaped cats hiding out under a nearby bush or car, but it sure would be a lot easier if they just phoned home.
The Tagg Pet Tracker is the next best thing to teaching Spot to use a cell phone. It uses a combination of GPS and Verizon's nationwide wireless network to keep an eye on your mutt's unauthorized meanderings. You can track your furry beloved with a mobile phone or online.
The tracking device is designed for pets over 10 pounds, so certain Chihuahua owners will have to find some other solution. It fits on your pet's collar and has a battery that can hold out for up to 30 days while also resisting water.
The Tagg can be set to send you an e-mail or text alert when your pet wanders outside of its designated home territory. A trip button lets you turn off alerts before you head out for walkies.
The Tagg kit includes a collar tag, docking station, and a year of service for $199.99. That's not cheap, but it's probably less than what you would offer for a lost dog reward.
Multiple tags can be used with a single docking station. Additional tags with a year of service cost $139.99. The Pet Tracker is due to start shipping next month.