Enter for your chance to win* a Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker

The awesome grand prize includes two years of service, a doggie DNA test and an Amazon gift card!

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Keep tabs on your pooch or pussycat with a Whistle 3 location- and activity-tracker.

Natalie and Cody Gantz

There are few things in life worse than not being able to find your beloved pet. Whether Fido or Whiskers got out somehow or just failed to return from regular outdoor roaming, it's not like you can ping their cell phone.

That's why pet trackers were born: to give owners an easy way to locate wayward dogs and cats.

Today's your chance to win one of the latest and greatest. The awesome folks at Whistle have put together a killer prize package for Cheapskate readers:

Combined value of all that booty: $500! One runner-up will receive the same prize package, but with a $50 Amazon gift card. And a second runner-up gets the Whistle 3 and one year of service.

CNET first checked out the Whistle 3 back in January at CES. The product is notable in part because it's so small, and therefore suitable for smaller animals. The tracker can slide onto an existing collar, and it offers not only AT&T cellular and GPS connectivity, but also Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It can notify you if your dog or cat ventures beyond a set "safe zone," meaning your home's Wi-Fi signal. And you can set up multiple zones, like one at home, another at work, etc.

The Whistle serves another purpose beyond simple location: It's also an activity tracker, helpful if your pet has health issues and needs a certain amount of exercise. (So, yeah, it's like a Fitbit for pets!)

So enter to win! All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question:

"What's your favorite thing about your pet?"

The unconditional love? The endless games of fetch? Me, I seriously dig it when my Havanese bolts from one end of the house to the other and back again, running three to four full circles, for no particular reason. Cracks me up every time.

Check out the complete rules below for more details. And if you're up for it, please vote in our poll as well!

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  • Register as a CNET user (by clicking the head icon in the top-right corner of the page, then clicking Join CNET). If you're already registered, there's no need to register again -- you just need to be logged in.
  • Locate the comments section, then answer this question: "What's your favorite thing about your pet?" Then click Post Comment.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified. The winners will be chosen randomly.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Friday, September 1, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Some legalese: *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US, 18 and older, and a registered user of CNET.com. Void where prohibited. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on September 1, 2017. See rules for details.