Pet location tracking solutions use IoT-enabled collars or attachable devices to monitor the location and status of pets both indoors and outdoors. Tracking collars or collar attachments allow pet owners to check in on their animals when in the care of strangers, like dogwalkers, or to locate their pets if they go missing.
Within a five year period, 14 percent of owners lose their dog. The fear of missing pets is so great that many have turned to the now common practice of microchipping their pet to increase the chances of being reunited, should a pet go missing. The global pet microchip market is expected to grow to 460 million US dollars by 2025.
Unlike microchips, which are only effective if the pet is found and taken to a vet or shelter, IoT-enabled pet tracking collars give owners a more active role in finding their pet. In addition to tracking a lost animal, pet tracking collars enable owners to monitor their pet’s activity levels and receive alerts if a pet leaves a pre-set area or geofence, allowing them to start the search immediately.
Key Benefits of IoT-Enabled Pet Location Tracking
- Keep an eye on pets when in the care of dog walkers or sitters, ensuring that your pet is exactly where you expect them and are getting enough exercise.
- Track and find lost pets without relying on someone to find them and bring them to a vet or shelter.
- Receive instant notifications if your pet leaves an expected area or wanders.