SpotLight Pet Locator Keeps Tabs on Your Dog

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If you’re lucky enough to live someplace where your dog can run free in the yard you more than likely worry about your dog getting out of his large, yet confined space. According to Positioning Animals Worldwide, 10 million pets went missing last year, and of those, only 1.8 million found their ways back home. A new gadget hopes to maximize that latter number.

The SpotLight GPS pet locator attaches to your pup’s collar and tracks his location in real-time. If your dog jumps the fence, leaving his predetermined safe zone, you’ll be alerted via text, email, or phone.

SpotLight is a partnership between Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. and the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program. The device, which runs $250, also has a monthly service fee (ranging from $8 to $20 depending on the options you pick). The monthly service gives you access to online maps that show exactly where your pup is, as well as access to the AKC CAR call center. The staff of 24/7 trained recovery experts provide you with turn-by-turn directions to your lost dog should you need it, and they can remotely activate SpotLight’s LED beacon so you can spot your hairy Houdini in a dark park. And if your dog starts traveling 30 miles-per-hour, you’ll get an alert that your pup is not longer on foot and has been possible dog-napped.

The water-resistant device, weighs 2.5 ounces, and is not recommended for little dogs under 10 pounds. PAWS is offering special rates over the summer, dropping the price by 50 bones (sorry, couldn’t resist).

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