A company named Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), partnered with The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program, already has a method of tracking the location of your cat or dog. You purchase a small GPS location unit that attaches to your animal’s collar, and a paid monthly service lets you see where your dog (or cat) is. If Fido or Fluffy moves outside your pre-defined “safe” areas, you get an alarm email or text message. You can then log on to the PAW website to so see where your pet is – but there’s no guarantee your pet will stay at that location until you get there. PAW has introduced the Spotlight GPS Pet Locator iPhone app that allows you to track your dog, turn by turn, as you drive to pick him up. The app is free, but a PAW GPS locator and service are required.
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