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Worry less about your dog running away with a GPS collar or Bluetooth tracker

No matter how well your dog may be trained, or how much you trust them, every pet parent worries about a runaway pup. Senior dogs can get confused, squirrels can be distracting, or a million other things could happen. A GPS tracker will help you keep up with your pup, whether your impulsive companion stays at home all day or has free range of the town.

There are GPS trackers and collars in a range of budgets, though some of the top-of-the-line options are truly above and beyond. Whether you’d rather attach a tracker to a collar you already own or buy a new collar altogether, you’re bound to find something to keep your mind at ease. Here are a pair of our favorite options, both available at

The top of the line

If you’re looking for a collar to keep your dog safe while keeping you constantly in the know, the Fi Series 2 GPS Tracker Smart Dog Collar is the one for you. Not only is the material waterproof and tough, but it also has an LED light. You can customize this light to your preferences so you can find Fido in the dark, no matter where you are. The color and size of this collar are also customizable — any dog can find the perfect fit!

The safety features on this high-tech collar are top-notch, including an extra-long battery life of up to three months. It can connect to Wi-Fi and cellular GPS, which means it can track your dog inside and outside your home. The more active your dog is, the more often the tracker will refresh. It even features a manual Lost Dog Mode that refreshes your pup’s location every 60 seconds and lasts up to two whole days with a full battery. You’ll know if you ever need to use Lost Dog Mode because the Fi Series 2 Collar will send a notification to any device connected to it.

Over time, the collar will keep track of your dog’s activity, which you can compare to other Fi Series 2 users if you’re feeling curious (or competitive, if you’ve got a working dog who loves a challenge). Now you’ll know that your bestie is getting the exercise they need, and you’ll have the peace of mind you deserve.

On a budget

If the top-of-the-line model isn’t in the books right now, there are plenty of affordable, quality GPS trackers that you can attach to your dog’s collar to keep track of them while you’re out. The DOTT Smart Dog & Cat Tag Tracker is a small device with a big responsibility: It syncs to the DOTTPet app to keep you in the know about your pet at all times. Since this device uses Bluetooth and iBeacon, you’ll never have to worry about spotty GPS or about paying for surprise fees or subscriptions.

This tag uses its app to keep track of missing pets through its Bluetooth technology, so you know you’ll have a team of other DOTTPet users also keeping an eye out for your pup. For half the price of the Fi Series 2 Smart Collar, you’ll instantly get a notification if your dog goes out of range, and, as they come within range of other DOTTPet devices, the owners of those trackers will get a notification, too. Now you know you’ll never be alone if your furry friend wanders; technology is on your side.

Whichever tracker catches your eye, rest assured that you’re making a great choice for the safety of your dog. Both of these products are made and tested by pet people like you and us, so you really can’t go wrong!

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