You may or may not know that we have a cat.
Our four legged kitty friend is, undoubtedly, quite the quirky little thing.
First of all, you should know that Allie came to our family after a visit to our doctor’s office. Our human doctor’s office. Somehow after our visit we were informed of a cute litter of kittens living back behind the office building, inside a dumpster. We were led out back, where the SPCA was there trying to get the kitties out, with little success. This little gal was the only one that made it out and was about to be swept away to go wherever they take stray cats to do whatever they do with them.
Basically, the rest is history. What’s not to love, right?
Ironically or not, the kids decided to name her Allie. Which we spell A-L-L-I-E (not a-l-l-e-y), because that would be extra cruel. She was found in a dumpster in the back alley behind an office building, after all.
Allie really lives up to her humble dumpster kitty beginnings. She is obsessed with people food (like she’s a dog). Not just milk and dairy, people. No, I’ve caught her eating Cheese-Itz and other munchies out of the kids’ snack bowl, licking who knows what out of the kitchen sink, and drinking out of our water glasses (rather than her own full water bowl).
Most recently Allie, our very indoor cat, has taken a liking to the great outdoors. This is especially unfortunate since she has no claws. Some times she darts out and rolls in the mulch like a happy little pig. Other times, she darts out and goes who. knows. where. During the winter Miss Allie Cat was lost for a full day. It was freezing out and we had to call the neighborhood reinforcements to help look for her.
So when we recently had the chance to try the new Tagg Pet Tracker, a device for pet owners that tracks your pet via a small GPS, I knew this would be super helpful in tracking our mischievous kitty. The Pet Tracker lets you set a tagg zone and if your animal wanders outside of the zone, you are notified via text or email. This is especially helpful for lost pets, verses a microchip, which is only helpful after the pet is found.
The Tagg Pet Tracker was super easy to set up and register online. It also comfortably and easily attaches to any size collar.
After the initial charge, the tracker has a long battery life, in addition to being waterproof (yes, your pup can even wear it while swimming!).
Besides tracking your pet’s local, the Pet Tracker also has the ability to track your pet’s daily activity, including the duration and intensity (think naps, walks, runs) to give you insight into your pets overall health.
If you’d like to give the tracker a try, use discount TAGG10 to save 10% off of a Tagg Pet Tracker. It is normally $99 with 3 months of free service.
For those with cats (or small dogs), they must weigh 10 pounds or more to use. Which is not a problem for us, since our last vet visit revealed our youthful 1.5 year old Allie Cat weighed in at a hearty (and obese) 13.5 pounds.
Anyone else have a runaway-prone pet? Have you tried the pet tracker? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments.