5 Stars By Pet Guy on 2018-01-08
We love this Pawscout Pet Tag!
We purchased a Pawscout pet tag for our dog (and cat), and couldn't be happier. We love it!
The setup process was quick and easy. It took us under five minutes (including doing the photo, digital medical profile and purchasing the optional engraved nameplate for $9.99 so that we could eliminate the second clunky metal tag). We watched several of the tutorial videos, which were short (my favorite type of tutorial) and told us everything we needed to know.
We love the walk tracker and use it daily, and the outdoor virtual leash only when we are at the park. Watching the videos we learned that the key for the lost pet finding feature is having other users in your community, so my wife and I emailed and called our friends and neighbors and got them to download and run the (free) app. We have basically made our entire neighborhood a 'pet safety' zone, which we think is awesome. Our dog did run out once already, and we were able to find him on the Pawscout map (he was two streets over) within three minutes. We love having the security without the monthly fees of a GPS (and the inconvenience of having to re-charge it every few days).
For our cat, the virtual leash has turned out to be our favorite feature because she's an outdoor cat during the day and doesn't always come in at night when we first call her. We are able to literally just walk outside our front door, turn it on, and locate her quickly if she's anywhere on (or near) our property (we recently found her under our stairs in 30 seconds!).
Pawscout is community based, so the more people that use the tag OR even just download the free app the more pet safe our communities are... so even if you don't buy a tag (I recommend you do!) please do us all a favor and download the free app! (it has some cool features like thousands of pet friendly locations even if you don't use the tag).
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-01-03
very cool - easy setup - sends updates right away
Just got mine in the mail and it's amazing! Right away I get all these recommendations of services and places to take my cat. He doesn't seem to mind wearing it either, so that's a plus. Can't wait to check out all new spots for him and also keep track if he decides to run off to the neighbor's yard... again!
5 Stars By Quita on 2018-01-18
Great High-Tech App
It was easy for Luddite like me download the app and get the tag setup. I really like the virtual leash feature and my customizable nameplate.
5 Stars By Applim on 2018-07-25
Pawscout is a very user friendly and cool concept—like a national registry/network—which not only keeps dogs and their owners together, (which is awesome enough) but also holds what I see as a huge upside potential to do even more as it catches on and grows. Not only does the device make pet info and medical records more accessible than microchips, (and its a lot less expensive or invasive), but also Pawscout may be a key beginning toward the eventual creation of a dedicated, connected and powerful community for it’s community’s “pet” priorities (pun intended!) Can you imagine a congruent Facebook-like community for animal lovers which is nimble and updated in real time? The possibilities of the device grow beyond search and reunification of pets, to meaningfully empowering search and rescue
Efforts (for example: police and fire could post updates or warn of mountain lion spottings in particular off leash areas) Pawscout’s could become the ultimate hub of a movement! Entire communities of dog lovers by locale could become connected activists for their animals to lobby for access in their local wilderness areas, parks and trails. So now not only will “Scouters” will help us if my dog is lost, But I’m shpported to tune in for everyone else’s dog too—even if I’m in a different state/wilderness area! Pawscout gekps me to help anyone’s dog anywhere I think Pawscout should he handed out with adoptions, by humane societies and rescue orgs, and maybe that should be financed/sponsored by breeders! I’m hoping that Pawscout becomes the choice of municipalities since it will prevent their problems like shelter pileups and lost strays. One long term priority I’d like to see develop for Pawscout: The network of users linked to each other by natural priority, will facilitate easy posting for activities to socialize or train their animals together, strengthening community and creating an easy way to organize attendance at rallies, public hearings or movements to sign petitions for mutual prioriti s like greater public land access for off-leash trails, (we had to do this in San Francisco for the last 2 years)—and when THAT happens, municipalities will be hearing dog voices very loudly! I hope Pawscout hangs in and becomes the premiere platform for regional, national and even international community in support of dogs! Politicians and municipalities trying to repurpose or close trails to people and pets on voice control better watch out! That will be a game changer! Pawscout can become a powerful tool to link humans and pets, but also to counteract the national trend of closing public lands for dogs off-leash—I’m telling everyone I know to get one!
5 Stars By Johnny daHand on 2018-04-11
Low price and no service contract! Very light weight non-invasive. My dog is a coonhound and if she escapes the confines of the yard she is gone! Pawscout tracks her like she does a raccoon!
5 Stars By Nicholas B Brandt on 2018-02-22
Added security for my escape artist pup
Pawscout works great. It makes me feel more secure leaving my dog, Sgt Peppers, in the yard on his own. I’ve told some of our neighborhood friends about the scout and they are frothing at the mouth. Sgt Peppers doesn’t even mind wearing it around his friends. Recommend this product!
2 Stars By HuckabeeandSixth on 2018-08-08
Go get extra batteries, yours will probably arrive dead as well
Cannot wait to use to track my dog in our home- she is smaller than the rest and tends to hide. Low marks for item being sent with dead battery- really? Separate it and let us add it - so now have to make a special trip for a 2032 battery- wish I had these on hand, I will now!
5 Stars By Alina on 2018-02-22
Works well. It looks a litte bit big for a small cat, but it doesn't seem to bother mine.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-04-08
the map shows us cool new dog friendly places when we take him on ...
Bought this for my son's dog. Getting him a new dog, I encourage him to be responsible and take him for daily walks. The walk journal feature tells me if he's keeping his end of the bargain. Also, the map shows us cool new dog friendly places when we take him on our road trips.
4 Stars By akros23 on 2018-03-16
and I loved it so much I bought this for my dog
I bought the cat version first, and I loved it so much I bought this for my dog. The app works great. It was easy to set up and sync with the tags. I love being able to track my pets from my phone. It gives me a peace of mind. The walk tracker is especially helpful in letting me know when/if the dog walker I hired is actually walking my dog. It was easy to convince our neighbors to download the free app and help us track our pets in case they get out. I love the virtual leash feature and custom nameplate. We no longer need that other dangling metal tag. This Pet ID Tag is lightweight and my dog and cat don't even know it's there! I thought it might be too big for my cat at first, but she doesn't mind it at all. The app is free, even if you don't own a pet, you should download the app because Pawscout relies on communities to help track pets. Besides pet tracking, the app also allows you to store pet health and medical info, and find thousands of pet friendly locations. This app is only going to get better the more people use it. There's room to grow, but it's off to a great start. Overall, a great product and service.