Pets

Your new companion: the Tractive GPS tracker

Annie Hearfield

Never lose your pet again with LIVE tracking technology...

Did you know that one in three pets go missing at one point in their lives? July is Lost Pet Prevention month, but sadly this is a year-round problem that pet owners face.

Tractive GPS trackers offer a solution to this by using GPS LIVE tracking technology so that you can see exactly where your four-legged pal is at all times. By simply fitting the GPS Tracker to your pet's collar and downloading the Tractive GPS App on your phone, you can have access to their location in real-time — providing you with peace of mind anywhere, anytime. The Tractive GPS App also gives you the option to set up virtual ‘safe zones’ in an area of your choice. If your pet strays out of this zone, you’ll immediately receive an alert on your smartphone and can act before your pet is too far away.

User Angela was able to save her dog’s life by using Tractive's GPS tracker:

"My dogs were outside playing and I noticed that one of my dogs hadn't moved on the GPS for 15-20 min. Using the tracker app, I was able to find her. She had fallen through ice on a creek that runs behind my home and was unable to get herself out. She was shaking uncontrollably with only her face sticking out of the water. I was able to pull her out of the water. If it hadn't been for the tracker, I would not have noticed that she was in danger."

Angela and her dog, Hasel

More than just preventing lost pets

Even more good news — the Tractive GPS Tracker can be located accurately and reliably around the world, meaning when you’re away from your pet on your holiday, you can still be connected. 

For devoted pet-owners, planning a trip away can be made even more stressful when you begin to think about being separated from your pet and where they may roam without you. Likewise, when on a sit, it can be just as anxiety-inducing when you’re caring for a pet whose habits you’re not used to - whether you’ve let a particularly energetic pup off the lead on their walk, or seeking the whereabouts of an inquisitive kitty, you can be assured of their safety 24/7 with the Tractive GPS Tracker.

Not just for GPS tracking

As well as giving you peace of mind that they’re safe, Tractive GPS trackers also let you monitor your pet’s activity levels, meaning you can gain insight into the reality of how much exercise they’re really getting, so you can ensure they’re as active as they should be. Or make use of the History & Heatmap features to see how far they roam on their own and where their favourite places are.

Aside from the Tractive GPS App which was used to activate the GPS Tracker itself, Tractive also provides a Tractive Dog Walk App. You can download this and use it to track your dog walk and record their behaviour. TrustedHousesitters’ Chief Operations Officer, Georgina, put this to the test with her dog, Dudley, and found the app easy to download on the move and the results interesting…

‘I thought the Tractive GPS app was great, and I downloaded the Tractive Dog Walking app to use when I was out walking. This additional app was also brilliant, really cool and good for taking photos during a dog walk, logging their behaviour... and being able to see how far they travel off lead is fascinating!’

Get to know how active your pet really is

As well as giving you peace of mind that they’re safe, Tractive GPS trackers also let you monitor your pet’s activity levels, meaning you can gain insight into the reality of how much exercise they’re really getting, so you can ensure they’re as active as they should be. Or, simply use the feature to see how far they roam on their own!

Share with family and friends... or sitters!

Tractive GPS tracking isn’t confined to just one user. Your friends, family or even your sitter, can access your pet’s live location using the Public Share feature. 

Stay better connected with your pet

If you’re leaving your fur family while you go on holiday or if you’re caring for someone else’s beloved pet, we want all of our members to feel as comfortable as possible. The Tractive GPS Tracker and App can be a great tool to offer peace of mind, as well as, extra reassurance that your pet is where you expect them to be.

Find out more information or buy your cat or dog Tracker here. 

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