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Tagg joins the Whistle family

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whistle blog tagg gps pet tracker

We always knew that we wanted to add a GPS product to the Whistle brand, and we only wanted to offer our users the best. After an unprecedented pre-order campaign for a low-power network device last spring, we realized the need for reliable pet location tracking was both urgent and spread across the country. With that, we quickly set out to find the best possible solution to complement the Whistle Activity Monitor. It became clear that acquiring Tagg, a fellow pet tech pioneer, was an opportunity we simply couldn’t pass up.

Like Whistle, Tagg was built around the mission to provide individuals with products and services that help ensure the safety, health and general wellness of our pets. In an effort to prevent the nearly 10 million pets lost annually, Tagg created an on collar device and GPS tracking system that notifies owners if their pet is lost. It helps pet parents pinpoint their pet’s location thanks to one of the longest-lasting wearable batteries and nationwide coverage through America’s most reliable cellular network.

This deal allows Whistle to deliver what the nearly 80 million pet parents across the U.S. want most now – location and activity monitoring - and sets the stage for our brand to continue designing and developing intuitive pet products for the future.  Our team has already begun incorporating Tagg into the Whistle experience we are proud to bring our users each day.

When Steve, Kevin and I started Whistle, we knew that every decision needed to put pets and their owners first. By creating one beautifully designed system for pet safety and care, we will be able to empower pet owners to know that no matter where they go, they can ensure their best friend is getting the very best care.

I’m personally excited to share this news with you and welcome you to the largest community of connected pet-owners.

Sincerely,

Ben Jacobs
Whistle CEO and Co-Founder

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Jan 28, 2015

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