Since lockdown and the move to working from home, the demand for dogs has skyrocketed, with the price for puppies doubling over the last year. Unfortunately, this has also led to a rise in dog thefts as breeders struggle to keep with the demand.
In fact, it’s estimated that dog thefts have gone up by 250%, with police believing that organised gangs are stealing puppies and adult dogs for breeding purposes as a way to make a quick profit.
Dogs are being stolen from their back gardens and inside their homes and even snatched from owners whilst out on a walk.
How Pawfit can help
Whilst the figures are scary, there are things owners can do to try and keep their dogs safe, like never leaving them outside unsupervised and attaching a tracking device to their collar.
As well as being an activity monitor, Pawfit 2 is a highly accurate location tracker which can be worn on your dog’s collar day and night and their location viewed via the free Pawfit mobile app. Using GPS technology, Pawfit 2 tracks and updates your dog’s location every 30 seconds to 2 minutes but when your dog is out of sight, Live Tracking can be switched on to update their location every 5 seconds.
Pawfit 2 also has additional security measures designed to give owners peace of mind that their dog is safe. In the Pawfit mobile app, you can create a virtual face around your home and whenever your dog leaves that area, you’ll get an instant mobile alert. Plus, you’ll also receive a mobile alert whenever Pawfit is removed from your dog’s collar as well as the location the tracker was removed.
Find out more and receive 10% off your Pawfit 2 at www.pawfit.com using code PR5PJ7 (valid until February 28, 2021).