The 5 Top-Rated 2018 GPS Dog Trackers and Tracking Collars to Keep Tabs on Your Pup
Dog owners want to keep their four-legged best friends safe. That’s why they train them to stay in their yard, keep them on leashes when going for a walk, and take them to the vet regularly for checkups and care. But, let’s be honest. Even the most loving dog owners have lost their pet at one point and experienced nearly unbearable fear and anxiety.
Indeed, one of the worst feelings in the world is not knowing where your dog is or if he is safe after he escapes your yard or gets loose when visiting family and friends. Thanks to today’s advanced technology, dog owners can keep their dogs even safer by purchasing a GPS dog tracker. Now, you’ll be able to locate your dog and bring him home much more quickly. To help you choose just the right GPS dog tracker device or tracking collar, we have rounded up 25 of the best available. We have carefully considered user reviews, GPS tracking features and functions, and wearability when compiling our list, which we present below in alphabetical order for ease of searching.
While many GPS trackers offer geofence capabilities, see the full list of the Best-Rated Wireless Dog Fences.
Made to fit on your dog’s collar or the included collar, the Aribelly PET GPS Tracker Mini is a smaller size and is designed to fit comfortably on your pet. With real-time location and HD street view capabilities, this Aribelly GPS Tracker is made to give dog owners peace of mind even when your pet slips away from you.
- Accurate positioning with position error of no more than approximately 16.5 feet
- Smart LED light that can be set to turn on with a smartphone app
- HD Street View – See the street around the position of the tracker via the app
- Get your pet’s real-time location via SMS, mobile app, or web-based platform
- Set a geofence and receive alerts when your pet moves beyond it
Cost: *Approx. $29.99
One of the few waterproof GPS tracker collars to make our list, the CY 3G Waterproof Pet GPS Tracker is designed for larger dogs weighing at least 66 pounds. With five positioning modes, this tracking device has a positioning accuracy of 0-50 feet and provides real-time and historical routes so you will know exactly where your dog has been.
- IP66 waterproof rating
- Set a Wi-Fi fence that will sound an alarm via the app on your smartphone when your dog goes beyond it
- Smart LED lights automatically turn on in the dark
- Available in black, blue, or gold
- Cute paw print shape
- Low-battery alarm
Cost: *Approx. $74.99
The Daxin Smart GPS Tracker works with Google Maps to show you its last location. Because of its design and size, this GPS tracking collar can be attached to your dog, child, keys, or anything else you want to be able to locate quickly and easily.
- 100% new design
- Uses the latest Bluetooth technology with a corresponding app to let you know your dog’s location within 80 feet
- When your dog goes beyond 80 feet, the device sounds a warning and you receive an alert on your smartphone
- Available in black, white, blue, or green
- Compatible with Android phones and iPhones
Cost: *Approx. $3.18
Dynotag creates products with QR code smart labels to help you locate your most valuable possessions. Their Web/GPS Enabled QR Code Smart Pet Tag is not like other GPS dog trackers. This tag links to a private web page and provides a complete pet information management system with a simple scan. When someone scans the tag with a smartphone, the tag’s location immediately is delivered to the dog’s owner via passive GPS technology.
- Durable, waterproof, and impact-proof stainless steel construction with protective polymers on both sides
- Requires no batteries
- Owners can track each time the tag is scanned
- Lifetime subscription to pet information management system is included
- Easily input your information in your free dynotag.com account and secure it with a password
- Available in Blue “See Reverse to Contact My Parents,” Green “Help Me Get Home Safely,” Purple “Have Your People Call My People,” or Red “Oh Crap, I’m Lost”
Cost: *Approx. $16.95
EiffelT’s Waterproof Mini GPS Pet Tracker uses advanced GPS and LBS tracking to help you find your dog nearly anywhere in more than 40 countries. The tracker slips easily onto your pet’s collar and gives you peace of mind knowing that you will receive an alert as soon as your dog leaves the Safe Zone that you determine.
- IP58 waterproof rating
- Voice monitoring and remote call so you can call to your dog when he leaves the Safe Zone or monitor his location
- Display 90 days of historical routes
- Receive direct messages via the app as soon as your dog leaves the Safe Zone
Cost: *Approx. $52.99
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