have become a common way to locate lost pets in the U.S., but they're typically
only effective if Spot gets picked up by animal control officers, who often
have scanners that can read the chip's ID information. Dogs prone to wandering
can be outfitted with a GPS tracker that allows owners to see their pets on a
digital map. It's like Find My iPhone for your dog, and it'll cost you nearly
as much as that pricey smartphone.
The SpotLite 2 from
Securus costs $120, in addition to a $30 activation fee and $20 per month
service fee. The company will contact owners when their dogs enter or leave
certain places. Tagg's pet tracker is more affordable at $100, which includes
three months of service. After that, you'll pay $8 a month.
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