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About this app

With Pawscout’s free app, safety and community are always in paw’s reach. Help lost pets, connect with local pet owners, track walks, and browse thousands of pet points of interest.

A Free App to Help Lost Pets
Most lost pets don’t go far—that’s why it’s crucial to rally your community. Pawscout’s App makes it easy to enlist local pet lovers in the search, and our Bluetooth-enabled Tag (optional) alerts users when a lost pet is nearby. A detailed medical profile helps pet heroes care for your furry BFF until you can be reunited.

Connect with Pets Nearby
Build your local network of pet lovers with Pawscout’s social tools. Share photos, arrange walks and playdates, and alert neighbors to pet hazards or pet-friendly places. Invite friends and family to expand your “petwork.”

Track Walks and Set a Virtual Pet Leash
Pawscout, the Smarter Pet Tag (MSRP $19.99), works with our free App to keep tabs on your favorite furball. Track walks and monitor your pet’s activity levels. Or set an outdoor virtual pet leash while you’re outside, and receive alerts on your phone when your pet goes out of range.

-The Pawscout App relies on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate with your Pawscout Smarter Pet Tag. Your pet must be within 300 feet of you or anyone with the Pawscout App to locate him or her.
-The Pawscout App relies on Location Services and Bluetooth, which must be enabled on your phone.
-Works with Lollipop (Android 5) or newer.
Updated on
Nov 19, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.56K reviews
Cat Mill
October 9, 2022
We live in the country and our dog is a runner. He tends to be okay when he's on a lead that isn't even connected to anything. 9/10 times when we have him outside in his unattached lead, he stays in the yard. if he doesn't, the lead gets wrapped around a tree or some underbrush in the woods. This app allows us to search around our area and find where he is without the huge expense from a carrier. yes, you have to watch the app to see how close, but it's super helpful since our dog won't bark.
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Pawscout Inc.
October 11, 2022
Cat, we're thrilled with your review because you understand exactly how Pawscout works! Thank you so much.
Randy Lee (Randy Christian Lee)
June 20, 2022
Immensely disappointing. Not just from a software perspective, but a hardware perspective, my dogs are able to chew the trackers open and access the battery. Thankfully they didn't eat it and get hurt. There has to be better solutions out there for tracking our beloved pets. This solution is not the answer. The app constantly gave me and my partner unnecessary notifications, and lacked consistent connectivity to the trackers themselves. And the Pro service? It's not even worth trialing.
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Pawscout Inc.
June 24, 2022
Randy, we are very concerned to hear your comment and want to help. The tags should be difficult to impossible to open for a pet. Please write to us at
A Google user
July 20, 2019
It's a pretty good option for tracking your pet, as there is no recurring fees like GPS trackers have. It functions via your phones Bluetooth, so it works best when you're outside. The best thing about this app however is the customer service. The reps will do everything in their power to make sure you have a positive experience with the app/tracker if something isn't right. The latest update now includes a large grey circle that shows that you're pet is within range, which I don't like compared to the older version that showed a blue dot with your pets picture right where they were at. This change though doesn't cause a serious detriment to the app, still works well. Another thing I should mention is that the app works better the more people in your area also use Pawscout. I noticed when I first got it, not many people around me had it, but since then more have signed up and that seems to have caused an increase in accuracy.
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Pawscout Inc.
July 22, 2019
Hi, We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!

What's new

This release includes bug fixes and performance enhancements to keep your pet safe and happy.