As a pet owner there are very few things more upsetting and disruptive than losing your pet. After all, to most of us they are cherished members of our family and the only thing worse would be their dying. A lot of times we don’t even realize the extent of our feelings for them until something bad happens. We lose sleep over them as if they were our children and would do everything and anything within our power to save them or bring them back. If this describes you, then you may want to consider investing in a pet tracker for monitoring your pet’s whereabouts, if you don’t already have one.
Pet Tracker for Small Pets
There are several high quality pet tracking devices on the market right now that include apps for pinpointing their location on your mobile device. While these work quite well and have seen significant success in reuniting wayward pets with their owners, a lot of them are a bit on the large side for use with small pets like cats and toy breeds of dogs. If this has stopped you from buying one and attaching it to their collar, you’ll be pleased to know two new pet monitors by Poof are coming out for tiny tots on four legs. This is great news for moms and dads of furry kids.
Poof Tiniest Pet Tracker
Soon you’ll have your choice of bean shaped or pea shaped trackers approximately 1” in size and weighing 0.1 oz. and 0.25 oz. respectively. The Bean Ultra Light is capsule shaped and comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 60 days before needing a charge while offering all of the same features as the Pea. The Pea Battery Champion is round and comes with a replaceable battery that lasts six months. Both are waterproof, come in a variety of colors, and provide mounting options for pet comfort. You can also have them engraved with your pet’s info.
Apps for Mobile Devices
The Poof pet trackers feature social GPS tracking using Bluetooth technology that allows for Poof community alerts to help you find your pet. Once they’ve gone missing all you have to do is touch a button and Poof will generate a poster with your pre-loaded information and pet’s picture. This way you can share the poster via text messaging, social media outlets or even print it out and post it in your neighborhood until they’re located. The smartphone app was developed for both iOS and Android mobile devices. Once the animal is found, it lets you know immediately.
Besides tracking your pet’s whereabouts, the Poof tracker doubles as a fitness tracker for keeping tabs on your pet’s activity levels, sleep habits, calories burned and consumed and weekly progress. This feature is especially useful if you’ve got an animal on the mend from an illness, trying to lose weight or a puppy or kitten’s weekly progress as they grow. Remember, pet trackers should be used together with microchips and not relied solely upon for locating missing pets. If you’re interested in learning more, check out Poof's Indiegogo page for more information.