Don't Worry About Losing Your Pet Anymore
I recently adopted an older dog myself right in the middle of researching and writing this article. The second day she ran away from me right into the deepest, darkest part of a remote forest south of where I live in Helena, Montana. I spent hours calling her name. I found her in a swampy Aspen grove and she came within in ten feet but then took off again. I think she is maybe a perpetual runner and I know from the people at the shelter that she was kicked off a ranch for eating a chicken. That sounds like the cutest infraction they could highlight while perhaps omitting her more disturbing bolting tendencies.
As dusk settled down, I heard a pack of coyotes yipping and howling in the direction she took off running to. I shouldn’t have let her off the leash so soon, I can tell someone was mean to her and she must have trust issues. Anyway, I combed that forest deep into the night calling her name but convinced that if I did find her, there would be nothing left but the tattered red bandana I put on her and a pile of bones. I drove away heartbroken and wondering about the timing of this cruel, cosmic irony revolving around this subject and her running.
I returned the next morning expecting nothing but as soon as I bobbled up the old jeep track toward the wood line, there she was. This is a gut wrenching tale that fortunately has a happy ending (imagine me having to write this had it turned out differently). But this kind of happening just goes to show you how valuable having a GPS tracker on my pet would have been. She didn’t want to be found because she was scared and sneaky and the dense timber with intermittent tall grass and underbrush made it impossible to find her. I wonder what kind of harrowing night Taffy had out there, yet she was smart enough to evade some pretty cunning predators that include wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and giant owls.
With that, you are probably eager to discover the details on some tracking devices which are detailed in the following two articles. Read the links below to learn about PawTrack and a product of a different nature designed for the same purpose called Loc8tor.