Keep Track of Your Pet with Tagg

Did you know that only a very small percentage of lost animals – 10-15% of dogs and 2% of cats –  are ever returned to their owners?   If your pet strays, you need to know immediately so you can retrieve him quickly.  The Tagg Pet Tracker system from Snaptracs, Inc ( a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc) uses GPS to track your dog or cat and let you know immediately if he leaves his defined home area.  The Tagg slides onto your pet’s collar; it’s built to withstand dirt and even water.  If your pet leaves his home area, you’ll be notified on your computer or smartphone.  You can locate your pet on a map just by pressing a button so you’ll know where to go pick him up.  The collar attachment is intended for pets over 10 pounds.  It costs $199.99 and includes a year of service.  It will begin shipping in September.  You can sign up at the Tagg website to be notified when the device is ready to ship.

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13 comments… add one
  • Darwin August 23, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Wayyyyyyyy too expensive

  • Jack August 24, 2011, 9:34 am

    Good grief that is heck of a price & as for GPS tracking huh according to the GPS I live in the middle of an Industrial Estate about 2 miles from where I actually live. So I wouldn’t trust it to find my dog! 🙁

  • Bob DeLoyd August 24, 2011, 3:49 pm

    How about buy one of those cheap tiny pay as you go phones and have your phone number programmed into it, then hang it around the dog’s neck. Whoever find the dog calls you up and then let them keep the phone as an award 🙂

  • Janet Cloninger August 24, 2011, 4:19 pm

    @Bob I’d be afraid somebody would mug the dog and take his phone!

  • Bob DeLoyd August 24, 2011, 4:38 pm

    @Janet Cloninger I said cheap pay as you go phone not an iPhone 😛
    Of course Teddy does deserve the best, I can see your point 🙂

  • Janet Cloninger August 24, 2011, 6:20 pm

    @Bob Teddy already got the best, so no iPhone for him. I could afford to write my phone number on his collar with a Sharpie…

  • Bob DeLoyd August 24, 2011, 7:19 pm

    @Janet that ain’t very techie using a Sharpie 😛

  • Janet Cloninger August 24, 2011, 11:28 pm

    @Bob Not techie, but geeky.

  • Bob DeLoyd August 25, 2011, 12:59 am

    @Janet if you wrote it in binary I guess it’s okay then 🙂

  • Janet Cloninger August 25, 2011, 1:09 am

    @Bob Maybe Klingon…

  • Bob DeLoyd August 25, 2011, 1:11 am

    Even better! LOL

  • Ron September 11, 2011, 4:36 pm

    I have several thousands of dollars and affection invested in my dog. It is difficult and expensive to purchase insurance for reinbursement if he is lost or stolen. I think $200 is a very reasonable price to pay if it allows me to locate my dog in case he goes missing. I wonder when this device will be made available for alzheimers patients?

  • Bob DeLoyd September 11, 2011, 5:23 pm

    @Ron I think you have a very good point there with the Alzheimer patients wearing something like this. Don’t they have something similar for children?

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