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Dog Saved from Frozen Lake Thanks to GPS Tracker

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For pet parents whose dog or cat likes to go on adventures, a GPS tracker could be a lifesaver.

Did you know there’s a GPS tracker made just for pets that will instantly let you know their location, no matter where you are in the world? Tractive is the world’s most trusted GPS tracker, and the tracker recently saved a dog named Imogen’s life after she plunged into a frozen lake. Thanks to Imogen’s Tractive GPS Dog Tracker, her mom was able to find her and pull her to safety before tragedy struck.

Imogen’s mom is one of more than 700,000 pet parents around the world who trust Tractive to keep their pet safe — and for reliability and accuracy when they need it most, right down to their pet’s exact steps.

Imogen’s owner shared her heartwarming story from Imogen’s perspective, encouraging all pet owners to use Tractive to keep their pets safe as well.


“My name is Imogen, and today my Tractive GPS collar saved my life.

Mom let me and my sister out for a pee after she came home from work, and when she let us out she told us to stay in the yard — but my naughty sister decided to chase something in the bush and we got very far away, very fast.

My sister decided to cross the water, something she had never done before. I’m new and I don’t know what ice is, so I followed her. After all, we were having a great adventure!
I didn’t know that I’m much bigger and heavier than her. She got across the ice, but before I knew it, I felt very, very cold. I tried to get out, but I was stuck.

Mom knew something was wrong because our GPS trackers told her we were far away (even though I was in the water!).

Mom got in her car and went to find us. She ran and ran and yelled for us. Mom came to where the map on her phone said I was, and she found me, very still in the ice and water. I was about 20 feet from shore, broken through the ice, and had been there a while. She couldn’t reach me and my legs wouldn’t work to try to get to her.

Mom ran to all the neighbours and found one to help. He came with his dog, who also wanted to come get me but his dad told him no. They found a canoe and tried to put it in the water. Suddenly my legs started to work, and I started to kick. The ice broke again and I was under the water, but I popped back up again.

Mom was screaming my name and really, really wanted me to come to her so I tried one more time. I found stronger ice and pulled myself out. I got off the ice but couldn’t walk anymore.

Mom ran and picked me up and ran with me and before I knew it I was in a warm bathtub. I don’t usually like baths but today I stood in the warm water for a very long time. Then I had some warm soup. Now I’m very sleepy and happy to be in Mom’s bed!

If Mom hadn’t given me my GPS tracker, I wouldn’t be here to tell of my adventure. Mom says my tracker saved my life, and thinks that all the other dog moms and dads who have dogs or kitties who adventure should have one.

Thanks, Tractive! I love my Mom so much and am happy I can snuggle with her tonight.”

Tractive works with all major cellular networks to send GPS information straight to your phone. In Live GPS mode, your pet’s location updates every two seconds. That means that no matter where they roam, Tractive is recording every step. In addition to LIVE Tracking, Tractive’s Location History and Heat Map features allow you to revisit every step your pet makes — whether you’re with them or not.

Tractive GPS works in over 175 countries worldwide, and is available for purchase at and on Amazon.

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