More Than 3,000 People Swear By This GPS Tracker For Their Cats And Dogs
If you have pets, you likely NEVER want to imagine the day your pup or kitty runs away from home and can’t be found. And if you’ve ever had a lost-pet scare — or actually had a pet escape and never return — you know how utterly devastating it can be.
But! Thanks to technology in our modern world, you may never have to face that situation again — because a pet GPS tracker exists, and humans of the world, let me tell you: It is freakin’ genius.
The Whistle 3 is a location and activity tracker that works for dogs and cats — meaning that not only can you keep tabs on a furry little escape artist’s whereabouts, but you can also use it to track their daily activity levels and make sure they’re getting the exercise they need.
When we got our dog, Johnny, from the SPCA they told us he was a shepherd mix. It turns out that wasn’t even close. He is a black mouth cur, a breed we had never heard of and were totally unfamiliar with. He is a hunting dog and needs to run a good deal every day. We had a place where he would follow our Cane Corso and stay nearby, within sight. But when she passed away, he started going further afield, where we couldn’t see him. We began going to dog parks, which were fine for a while. But this also started to be a problem. He is almost 2 now and decided he wanted to be top dog and challenge every big dog in the place.
We were at a loss. So we decided to try the Whistle 3, which was recommended by a friend at a local rescue. It has made all the difference in the world. We now let him run free a few times a week at the original location, a combination of wooded areas, fields, and Lake Erie shoreline. We also got him an orange safety vest. Now he runs like crazy and covers an amazing amount of terrain, just like he is bred to do. When we lose sight of him, the Whistle 3 lets us know exactly where he is. Although he always comes back, it is comforting to know where he is. The Whistle 3 is everything it advertises. We would recommend it to anyone.” —Clare Fetto
This super-neat device has put thousands of pet owners’ minds at rest — including those who let their cats roam freely outdoors.
“This is an amazing product! I am able to see just where my kitty is at all times.
He likes to explore outside for about an hour a day, and whenever he was outside, I worried so much about him. Now, I can see just where he is at all times. Worth every penny! I LOVE IT! When I opened the package, I thought it might too big for him, but it doesn’t bother him at all.” —Amazon Customer
“App is awesome and easy to use. For the most part the GPS tracking is spot-on, but sometimes it bounces around. I use Whistle for my cat that is indoor/outdoor. It’s interesting to see all the places he goes and how far. I think to have a peace of mind knowing where your pet is at all times is worth the money. I also like knowing his activity level while he’s been out. The tracker itself could probably be smaller for cats but for the most part it doesn’t seem to bother my little boy. I’ve seen him try to pull it off maybe once or twice. I didn’t want to have the tracker fall off with the collar so I switched to collars that aren’t breakaway but still have a safety feature with a small portion of the collar being an elastic band, that way he can still escape if needed.
My cat is very active and is always climbing, going out in the rain, banging the tracker against things and chasing rats and so far the tracker has survived. There are scratches and dings on the tracker but still works just fine.” —Stacey Noel
It’s a must-have for pups who can’t seem to get enough of the great outdoors (even when they’re not supposed to), as well as pets who could benefit from activity goals, given that pet obesity is pretty much an epidemic and can have serious consequences for your floofer.
“Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker and the support staff are awesome! After some help from the amazing support staff, we got it operating at full capacity and all the features worked! we tested the location option and it works great. The way this feature works gives us a great sense of confidence and security.
We also check the activity option every day, and now we know that Stormy, our Sheltie, is getting the right amount of exercise for his size and age. The directions are really quite simple, but the extra help was much appreciated. I highly recommend the Whistle 3 to anyone looking for a great way to keep track of your pet and its activity.” —Brituniformman
“The Whistle 3 GPS Tracker gives us peace of mind when we leave our Westie (think of Dennis the Menace) when we are away from home for a while.
After the mailman brought her home one day, we decided to buy a tracker. This one is amazing. It even tracks her activity level…kinda like a doggie Fitbit!!!!” —Steve
“I purchased my Whistle 3 from Amazon about three weeks ago to keep track of my escape artist and wide-roaming Siberian husky. I live on a ranch in the mountains of very rural western Colorado where finding a fast-traveling dog is virtually impossible without a GPS tracker like the Whistle 3. A lot of thought went into designing this product. There are a lot of pet trackers that use Bluetooth, which has a very limited range (100 feet max), or if they use GPS, connect to the cellular network via 2G, which, unlike 3G, doesn’t have complete US coverage.
On several occasions, I’ve tested Whistle’s location accuracy and in general, it’s within about 10 to 15 feet. The app shows a shaded circle around the pet’s estimated location that gives a sense of the accuracy of the estimate. Whistle requires that you have Wi-Fi at home or where you want to designate a “safe place,” of which you can have several. When your pet is within the range of designated Wi-Fi locations, Whistle switches from GPS to Wi-Fi to save power and battery time. Oh, and for those with hunting dogs, or other water-loving creatures, the unit is waterproof. All in all, this is one heck of a product.” —Flying Husky
The durable and waterproof Whistle 3 has a battery that lasts up to seven days, and it sends you alerts whenever your pet leaves their “safe place” (aka your home base).
You’ll need Wi-Fi to set up safe spaces — i.e., spots where your pet won’t need to be tracked, like in your own house — and since the Whistle 3 is like a cell phone for your pet, it requires a subscription plan for cellular connectivity, starting at $6.95/month. (Small price to pay for round-the-clock peace of mind, imho!)
The app allows you to view their trips over the last 24 hours, as well as to set activity goals and track progress.
“It takes a while to set up, but that is the only negative I can think of. The Whistle 3 gives me complete peace of mind. If my puppy leaves the Wifi area (essentially if he leaves our yard) I instantly get a text and email notification and I can track him on the GPS app on my phone. It’s VERY accurate. The Whistle 3 is small and I only need to charge it about once a week. (If you look at the photo I uploaded, you can see it on his collar)
It’s also waterproof. My puppy has jumped into mud puddles with it and I just wiped it off and he kept going. It stays on really well too. Of course, my corgi is microchipped and has dog tags, but both of those require someone else to take action and return him. With this GPS, I can immediately find him if he ever gets out. The monthly service fee is $10 and they have very good customer service. I would highly, highly recommend this for any dog/ cat!” —Shannon
“I researched a lot before buying this product, also compared to all the other products that are similar out there. We have an outside cat, and our kids love the cat. We noticed she would leave for hours at a time and we were curious where she would go. The whistle GPS is such an awesome device. It notifies us when she comes and goes. When she arrives back at home, it gives us a report of where she has been.
When we first got the GPS there were a few times I put on my boots and I would go out to see if I could find her. It’s so accurate, I was able to walk straight to where she was. This thing is awesome and would definitely buy again!!” —Dustin Powell
Seriously, though: This thing is amazing.
“We LOVE this product.
After our skittish rescue dog got loose for three long and scary weeks (see photo), we researched dog trackers. He has had the Whistle 3 for a month now and it works great. It is easy to set up and use, holds its charge for at least one week, and has a great interface. We never want to go through what we went through again, and are happy we found the Whistle 3. Peace of mind! Highly recommend it.” —Carole
“This tracker is amazing. We had our cat stolen by a neighbor recently and have kept him indoors until we were able to get him chipped and find a tracking device. I did some research and the Whistle was ranked #1 in the article I found. I had a little trouble with the initial setup, specifically getting it connected to my Wi-Fi, but I found a help article that solved it right away. The unit is a little bulky visually for our cat, but Bijoux, our bengal, doesn’t mind it at all. Now, as far as tracking goes, this thing is AWESOME! We get to see where Bijoux goes when outside the user defined safe zone.
The unit updates every six minutes by default, but you can change that to suit your needs. Plus, there is a tracker feature that lets you immediately start tracking their location and it provides a detailed route they’ve taken. When Bijoux gets home, a report of their adventure is available in the app that shows everywhere he went, how long he was gone for, and how many miles he trekked. The battery is great so far. He’s been operational for three days and we have 60% life left. And that’s with updates every three minutes and use of the instant tracking feature. This has given us so much peace of mind in such a short time.” —Christopher O. Taylor
And here’s a gratuitous shot of two adorable pups and their feline BFF.
Get the Whistle 3 from Amazon or Whistle for $79.95 (available in three colors) and never worry about where your pet is again!
You, being reunited with your beloved pupper thanks to this awesome device:
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