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Gadget uses Bluetooth technology to help you and your neighbors keep track of your pet
6:24 PM, Jan 21, 2014
8:18 PM, Jan 21, 2014
(WXYZ) - The creators of a new gadget are calling it a smart petsitter.
Puppy lets you keep an eye on your pet with the help of a smartphone and your network of friends.
The creators of Puppy claim that their wireless unit acts as an invisible safety leash.
What's unique about the device is that it's not a GPS tracker. Puppy only uses Bluetooth technology.
The unit works with a corresponding free app that lets you set a safety range for your pet.
When your furry friend gets near your safety limit, an alert pops up on your smartphone.
One of the features that sets it apart from other tracking devices out there is the ability for you to invite family and friends to also help pet sit.
So, if your pet goes missing, your phone contacts could become a virtual search party. Once invited to the Puppy Neighborhood, the device will alert them on their smartphone if the pet is within 197 feet.
A spokesperson for the company that created Puppy says in a press release that the device is just slightly bigger than a quarter and designed to wear on a variety of pet collars.
The Puppy retails for $29.95 and is available for pre-order. For more information, go here: