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Delilah, Gunner & Lucille
Story from Jessica

Since Lucy is deaf, I would solely rely on her Whistle GPS to locate her.

I have three purebred Australian Shepherds: Delilah (female blue merle, 5 years old), Gunner (male blue merle, born 100% deaf & 3 years old), and the baby of the Aussie squad Lucille (female, black tri, born 100% deaf and epileptic, 9 months old). I have always enjoyed monitoring our dogs’ activi... read more

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I have three purebred Australian Shepherds: Delilah (female blue merle, 5 years old), Gunner (male blue merle, born 100% deaf & 3 years old), and the baby of the Aussie squad Lucille (female, black tri, born 100% deaf and epileptic, 9 months old). I have always enjoyed monitoring our dogs’ activity levels and sleep habits. Fortunately I have never needed to rely on Whistle to locate one of my fur-babies - until yesterday.

I just moved and we are sickeningly close to the five lane highway 50 that goes right though South Lake Tahoe, CA. I was working on moving the last few boxes in our new home when Lucille, our 9-month old, rang the bells on the door to go potty. (If you haven't heard of bell training check it out, it works awesome!) I accidentally hooked my rambunctious puppy's leash to the flimsy jump ring when taking her outside. After one giant tug, she broke the ring and her tags - a locator chip tag, her epilepsy and deaf tag, and her address tag with vet info - all fell off.

I ran after her without my phone, hoping I could get her attention before she got to the highway. But I watched terrified as she crossed the five lanes of flowing traffic on highway 50, thinking my next action would be to run into traffic to pick her up after getting hit by a car. She safely made it across by some miracle. I quickly realized that if she turned around she would bolt back to me, taking aussie-frogger to another level by crossing the highway again. I had to make a decision: keep chasing her on foot, or run back to my house, grab my cell phone, and get my Jeep.

Deciding to lose a line of sight with a deaf epileptic puppy was a major decision. Since Lucy is deaf, I can't call her or use squeak toys or anything, meaning I would solely rely on her Whistle GPS to locate her. I chose Whistle.

I got into my Jeep and began the 3 minute intervals of tracking Lucille while breaking most traffic laws, knowing every second that passed meant another second for her to get hit by a car or bus. The Whistle location ping sent me to an address on Genoa off of Black Bart, very close to protected & undeveloped forest land. We have a major problem with coyotes luring and killing playful pups and small dogs, so if she ventured into the forest that could quickly become a fatality via coyotes.

Once her GPS consistently pinged the same address, I got out of the Jeep and went searching the street, expecting to find her bunny hopping and obliviously chasing squirrels, butterflies and eviscerating flowers (I call it picking flowers for Momma). I did not expect Whistle to ping her at the exact address of this nice guy that had lured her in with french fries, but that was where she was!!! I could not believe it. 

I can't begin to thank you enough. I know the Whistle GPS received a lot of criticism when it was rolled out. Lucy is deaf, had no tags on, and was unfamiliar with the area she escaped from. Without Whistle GPS I would have NEVER had found her, certainly not 18 minutes after beginning her tracking session. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone at Whistle for all of your hard work and your product that brought my little deaf girl back home safe. I am a nursing student and incredibly poor otherwise I would send a dozen pizzas and cases of beer to the Whistle office. So I am asking for a rain-check after I graduate in 2018 and land a job in an ICU.

While Lucille was probably bummed her adventure came to an end, I am infinitely grateful and I will be a Whistle customer for life. Thank you for bringing this little angel home safe!

Jessica with Delilah, Gunner & Lucille

April 26, 2016 •

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Blu
Story from Anne H.

They had found her on the freeway running along the shoulder.

Blu escaped from my workplace. Unknown to us, she ended up on the 101 freeway. We looked for hours for her with no sightings.

I finally received a call from the California Highway Patrol where they told me they had found her on the freeway running along the shoulder. Had I known where to ... read more

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Blu escaped from my workplace. Unknown to us, she ended up on the 101 freeway. We looked for hours for her with no sightings.

I finally received a call from the California Highway Patrol where they told me they had found her on the freeway running along the shoulder. Had I known where to at least look, I could have found her sooner. We were very lucky that she was found safe.

That night I ordered the Whistle GPS tracker and had it next day shipped. The peace of mind that I now have is priceless. Thank you Whistle!

Anne H. with Blu

April 22, 2016 •

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Mika
Story from Gilbert C.

They told us she was on the Golden Gate Bridge.

About a year ago, our puppy, Mika, was with our dog walker. Having strong separation anxiety, she ended up running away from our dog walker to look for us. We called Animal Care Control and heard back an hour later. They told us she was on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Apparently she ran to the... read more

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About a year ago, our puppy, Mika, was with our dog walker. Having strong separation anxiety, she ended up running away from our dog walker to look for us. We called Animal Care Control and heard back an hour later. They told us she was on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Apparently she ran to the Golden Gate Bridge and decided to look for us there. She was spotted running towards Marin on the oncoming side of traffic. She made it to Marin where the California Highway Patrol helped bring her back to us.

Luckily she was not struck by any cars, but her paws were severely damaged from dodging vehicles.

My wife and I are glad she's back home safe.

Gilbert C. with Mika

May 13, 2016 •

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Story from Jonathan

After that experience, I can't imagine living without Whistle/Tagg.

Our recent purchase of the Whistle was actually for a backup unit. We have been Tagg owners for about 8 months now and love the product/app. Our dog went missing for 8 days and after that experience, I can't imagine living without the Whistle/Tagg. Words cannot describe the peace of mind we ha... read more

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Our recent purchase of the Whistle was actually for a backup unit. We have been Tagg owners for about 8 months now and love the product/app. Our dog went missing for 8 days and after that experience, I can't imagine living without the Whistle/Tagg. Words cannot describe the peace of mind we have knowing we can locate our dog at any point, even if she is near the base station...If it were up to me, I'd buy everyone with a dog a GPS unit so they never have to go through what we did. Thanks so much for all you do!

Jonathan

May 5, 2016 •

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Lola
Story from Kathy A.

Tagg saved the day and probably Lola's life!

My wife and I, who have a Labrador Retriever and love the breed, decided we'd like to foster rescued Labs. We received our first foster back in July of 2014, who the rescue organization named Lola. Lola is an older Lab mix who seems to have had a hard life. She was picked up from a busy highway, ... read more

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My wife and I, who have a Labrador Retriever and love the breed, decided we'd like to foster rescued Labs. We received our first foster back in July of 2014, who the rescue organization named Lola. Lola is an older Lab mix who seems to have had a hard life. She was picked up from a busy highway, by a wonderful woman and her daughter. They stopped traffic and put the dog, who was on the brink of starvation in their car.

Lola came to us timid, fearful and highly anxious. After several months of much needed love, food and exercise Lola has become a wonderful addition to our pack. She is happy and healthy, but has severe separation anxiety. It seemed whenever we left the house she tried to find a way out and find us. She once was so desperate that she jumped through a window 12 ft somehow unharmed.

After that I decided to purchase the Tagg, and I'm glad I did. A few months later, we left Lola with a pet sitter while we went on vacation. 3 hours after we left, Lola escaped! The pet sitter frantically called us and I immediately located her on my phone. She was found and safely brought home.

Tagg saved the day and probably Lola's life! This is a must have product for dogs that are known escape artists. We never take it off of her (only for recharging and bath time) and it gives us a HUGE peace of mind! Thank you Tagg!

Kathy A. with Lola

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Beetle
Story from Britt

Tagg saved my dog's life.

She ran off after a rabbit and onto someone else's property. I called her and called her, but saw on the map that she was moving in a 5 foot radius but no further. My fiance went to find her. She had stepped in a coyote trap that had broken her foot.

Luckily we were able to get her free a... read more

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She ran off after a rabbit and onto someone else's property. I called her and called her, but saw on the map that she was moving in a 5 foot radius but no further. My fiance went to find her. She had stepped in a coyote trap that had broken her foot.

Luckily we were able to get her free and in for veterinary care quickly and she recovered fully. I fear what would have happened to her had I not purchased the Pet Tracker. If hunters had come across a little mixed breed with a broken paw, would they have simply shot her? Or would she have spent the night trapped there until she was found by the very coyotes the traps were intended for? Then she wouldn't stand a chance.

Thank you, Pet Tracker. Thank you.

Britt with Beetle

February 20, 2015 •

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Story from Sarah S.

The Seahawks won and all my crazy Seahawk neighbors sent off fireworks.

I lost my dog during the playoffs. The Seahawks won, and all my crazy Seahawk neighbors sent off fireworks.

I hadn't thought for a second that there would be fireworks going off after the game. My dog was in my yard at the start of the game. When the game finished, she wasn't in the yard.... read more

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I lost my dog during the playoffs. The Seahawks won, and all my crazy Seahawk neighbors sent off fireworks.

I hadn't thought for a second that there would be fireworks going off after the game. My dog was in my yard at the start of the game. When the game finished, she wasn't in the yard. I spent 24 straight hours looking for her and $200 at FedEx printing posters and flyers to hand out to people.

I was lucky. A little girl found my dog after seeing my posters everywhere and returned my dog to me. However, some people might not be that lucky if their pet goes missing. Right after I got my dog back, I decided to buy Tagg. Already this has saved me many hours of looking for my dog. My dog has gotten out three times in the short time I've had Tagg. Every time Tagg has texted me she left my yard, told me exactly where my dog was, and gave me driving directions to her.

I highly recommend this product! It gives you peace of mind and a security net if your dog does get out and go missing. You can readily find them and know exactly where they are. Well worth the investment. It's a life saver.

Sarah S.

April 14, 2014 •

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Maggie & JoJo
Story from Melissa R.

I've never had an issue finding coverage and locating my pets when needed.

I have used Tagg since they first came out. I have been through SEVERAL trackers since owning Belgian Malinois. They do search and rescue for USAR, wilderness searches, dock dives, swims in the ocean, lakes, creeks, hikes, and just generally run amuck whenever possible. These girls are ACTIVE. read more

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I have used Tagg since they first came out. I have been through SEVERAL trackers since owning Belgian Malinois. They do search and rescue for USAR, wilderness searches, dock dives, swims in the ocean, lakes, creeks, hikes, and just generally run amuck whenever possible. These girls are ACTIVE.

We placed the trackers in a plastic bag in a pouch on their collars, and I have peace of mind that I know their locations 24/7. They are working dogs doing 95% of their work and training off-leash, and they can frequently be out of my line of sight. It's a huge safety comfort having Tagg as a backup to find them if needed. I cannot recommend a better product for tracking your pet. I have never had an issue in any area of finding coverage and locating my pets when needed.

Thank you for such an amazing product that can keep up with a Malinois (or two, or three!).

Melissa R. with Maggie & JoJo

February 21, 2015 •

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Foxx & Bravo
Story from Jeff S.

I've had Tagg on my retired police dog and in-training service dog for over 3 years now.

We have had some close calls, but nothing like last week. My wife and I were traveling to Georgia to attend my Nephews basic training graduation (I am a captain in the Army). About 4 hours from home, the Tagg alerts began to come in that BOTH our dogs had left the Tagg zone and were headed in di... read more

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We have had some close calls, but nothing like last week. My wife and I were traveling to Georgia to attend my Nephews basic training graduation (I am a captain in the Army). About 4 hours from home, the Tagg alerts began to come in that BOTH our dogs had left the Tagg zone and were headed in different directions!

Having recently moved to this new neighborhood, we knew that they were unfamiliar with the area. My mother is 75 years old, has a bit of trouble getting around, and was "dog-sitting" for us at the time. She didn't know that the lawn service technician had left the back gate wide open when he left, nor that the dogs had left for their "adventure", until we called from Georgia.

I pulled over and started tracking Bravo, our retired police dog (who is beginning to forget where he is sometimes) on my Galaxy S5 while my wife got on her cell phone with my mother. I tracked him and gave her updates on the phone as he was already over a mile away. Thanks to the Tagg system, she found him sitting on a stranger's porch in the exact yard that Tagg had identified.

She got him in the car and brought him home. Then we worked Foxx's tracker. Within 10 minutes, my mother found him about a block in the other direction. After a lot of tears of worry, they became tears of joy from everyone involved.

I cannot begin to thank Tagg for such a wonderful product. Another upside of the "journey" is that all of the neighbors heard my mother yelling for both Bravo and Foxx. She'd tell them that they had GPS trackers on them and was sure they were close. This prompted a LOT of interest from our neighbors and we've sent them all to your website to order their own Tagg systems. I expect that within a few weeks the entire neighborhood will have Tagg systems on their loved ones.

Tagg saved not one dog that day but TWO, going in SEPARATE directions! This product is second to none and we look forward to telling everyone that we can about how wonderful Tagg is as a product. In fact, we have called the local news and plan on seeing if they are interested in doing a story on this event. Keep up the great work and thank you again! We don't have children by choice and these precious pups enrich our lives every day. Fortunately, we trusted Tagg, stayed calm, and led my mother right to both of them!

Jeff S. with Foxx & Bravo

May 9, 2014 •