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Pet Finder – Useful And Cruel!

Pet Finder (Image courtesy GadgetsUK) By Andrew Liszewski

It seems everyone wants a pet but no one wants to be bothered keeping track of them, so GPS and other pet tracking devices have become quite popular lately. The Pet Finder however uses a far simpler approach, but I can’t imagine there are too many pet owners willing to use it.

A relatively small, waterproof tag is attached to your pet’s collar and when activated by an included remote, will sound an 85db audible beep you can use to locate the animal. For comparison, a gas lawnmower or shop tools are rated at about 90db, so I’m pretty sure having an 85db beeping tag hanging around your neck isn’t that pleasant. Particularly when you consider a dog’s hearing is far more sensitive than our own.

You can find the Pet Finder at GadgetsUK for about $40 and it includes 4 separate color coded tags and a special tool for attaching them to a collar.

[ Pet Finder ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]







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  • BIG TALL KID

    ACTUALLY, MOST HUNTERS AND FIELD DOG ENTHUSIASTS USE A VERY SIMILAR SYSTEM OF A BEEPING COLLAR TO LOCATE THEIR DOGS IN THE FIELD WHERE HIGH GRASS OR OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS WOULD MAKE VISUALLY LOCATING THE DOG DIFFICULT. WHAT YOU COULD POINT OUT IS HOW COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS A DOG WOULD LOOK WITH THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCT HANGING AROUND THEIR NECKS. AS FAR AS THE DECIBELS; DOGS HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO THE CRACK OF A SHOTGUN OR RIFLE FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS, I DON’T THINK A BEEP IS REALLY GOING TO COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE DAMAGE THE SOUND OF A GUN FIRING CAN/DOES CAUSE.

  • Kouroth

    Well the animals hearing WAS better than ours but isn’t now that we use this thing.
    Snide comments aside, wouldn’t it be nicer and more effective to just have the remote beep when it’s pointed in the right direction?

  • Phreqd

    I highly doubt the dogs are within inches of the shotgun barrel. Nice way to kill their hearing. Stay away from this product for your dog’s sake.