GPS Tracker for Puppy That Doesn't Cost an Arm and a Paw

Good morning guys

The wife and I are getting a dog soon and we would like to get a tracker for it just in case he runs away, but also because unfortunately in the next 3 months we will be moving 3 times and this inconsistency might not be ideal for a dog and an escape might be more likely.

This one is apparently endorsed by the RSPCA but is about $250 and requires a subscription of $100 a year
http://www.gpspetcollar.com.au/
Old model on groupon for $149 https://www.groupon.com.au/deals/groupon-goods-2781

The petrek is $250 and can use a prepaid card, but doesn't state the rates
https://pettrackingoz.com.au/products/petrek3g-new-improved-...

tractive $100 odd and $80 a year
https://tractive-gps-shop.com/au_en/catalog/product/view/id/...

Are there any trackers that I can put a pay as you go sim card in and check when needed? Or a considerably cheaper 24/7 option?
A xiaomi or cheap brand from gearbest or ali that anyone has tried?

Thanks for your help!

ST

Comments

  • -2

    Shoulds be arm and leg. This joking is paw ones hahahahaha

    • -1

      Those ones are crowd located. They don't suit me because we are living in rural western Queensland. Need gps :/

    • Trackr is only Bluetooth. So won't work unfortunately as far as I know.

  • Pity you can't get a GPS tracker installed when you microchip them

    • Powered by their love x)

  • 42

  • https://smartwatches.org/learn/here-are-the-best-gps-trackin... I believe some of these don't need a subscription and will work with prepaid sims, maybe.

    You could also get a cheap android phone with a GPS and a prepaid card, then install https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alienmanfc....
    If you send an SMS to the phone with your specified codeword it'll respond with the GPS coordinates. Mounting it on something suitable for a dog might be difficult though.

    Perhaps you can get a cheapo android smartwatch (a standalone android unit with its own sim slot, NOT an Android Wear or Samsung Gear) that does this and you can strap it to the collar.

  • If you sell an arm and a paw then you can buy a tracker. Wait, in that case you don't need a tracker. Ummm… :)

  • -1

    Something like https://www.banggood.com/Mini-Personal-Dog-Cat-Collar-Pet-ID...

    only not that one since I think it needs the now defunct 2G.

  • -3

    Adequately secure your dwelling and yard in the first instance.

    • … good one

  • Can you delay getting the dog until you've settled into one place?

    • That would be the brightest idea,
      But once we are settled down we are beginning full time work.
      Over this time we will be training and ensuring a smooth transition with our 1yo dog

  • We have pod3. A worldwide service and they company is based in Sydney.

    189 plus 72 per year.

    A small price to pay to find your pet.

    https://www.podtrackers.com

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