RETRIEVOR is so small that even your dogs will love it. In fact, they probably wont even notice they are wearing it. Using our specially developed Radar App, you'll be able to follow their every move via Smartphone, Tablet or on your computer. This allows you to know exactly where they are and where they've been, and if they ever wander too far, you'll be able to find them in no time!
Did you know that an estimated 10 million pets go missing in the United States every year? That's nearly ten cats and dogs every single minute!
There are an estimated 77 million dogs in America, and more than 10 million go missing each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. An estimated 15 % of these are returned to their owners. The current practice of microchipping dogs, or implanting a microchip under the skin, is imperfect. The chips contain basic contact information, but a vet or animal shelter has to use a special scanner to gain access to it. Owners often forget to update their contacts when they move or change phone numbers.
With RETRIEVOR, which goes on sale in mid- November 2013, pet owners can use a computer, tablet or mobile device to track their pets’ whereabouts at any time. The GPS chip sits inside a small plastic disc that forms part of the collar or clips to the collar using a specially designed clip and includes a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 20 days. When power is low, RETRIEVOR sends an e-mail or text message warning the owner. The device uses exciting new technology to minimize data usage, and cellular service from AT&T, which is free for the first 3 months and only $60 per year thereafter.
“There is room for us to aggresively enter this developing market and offer a significantly better end to end solution. Reuniting pet owners with their trusted friends is our number one priority ” says Shane Liddell, president of Spectikon Corporation, the RETRIEVOR brand owner. "It is estimated that only around 15% of dogs entering shelters in the USA are returned to their owners and we are hoping to get this number up by helping people to quickly track and find their lost or sometimes stolen pets."
RETRIEVOR is small enough to keep track of very small dogs and cats too with the device weighing in at only a few grams.