HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Harrietsfield, Halifax Co., NS — Shih tzu, Female, Young Adult — “Unknown”



HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! From her new friends: “Lily has been reunited with her Mom! Thank you SO much everyone!!!” Fantastic news!! Well done for keeping her safe and now finding her family. Thanks to all who cared and shared her info… Yippee!! (9.20.17 – 9.20.17)

Breed or Mix: Shih tzu

Sex: Female, Age: Young Adult

Collar/Tags: Unknown

Lost on: 09/20/2017

Area: Harrietsfield, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: This dog was found wandering in harrietsfield. She is safe and being cared for. Please contact Robyn …

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Iota GPS Tracker Review

As dog owners, we look to products like the iota GPS Tracker to provide backup security for our dogs containment system, whether we have a fenced yard, use a tether or we boundary train our dogs. Most of us want something that is going to give us good coverage, have long battery life, and is affordable. There are a variety of trackers now available, however, it looks like the Iota Tracker is hitting the most marks on the dog owners “must have” list.

Willow, my 9lb dog sporting the iota Tracker on her harness

The iota Tracker is small enough and light enough to fit almost any size dog. My 10 lb dogs wear theirs on their harness’s. The iota has a long range of 1 to 4 miles; using both GPS and Bluetooth to track your dog. It’s rechargeable battery will last from a few weeks to a few months depending on use. It’s price is mid-range at $199 with no ‘extra’ charges like a lot of the cheaper trackers that require a monthly service fee and/or cellular costs.

Beyond that, the Iota is also waterproof, as in submersible. That’s a plus for all the Lab and water-loving-dog owners. However my dogs, if they had it their way, wouldn’t even have rain touch their “iota’s”. It’s durable and securely attaches to your dogs collar or harness. And the entire system; the tracker, the home base and the free app, are easy to set up and use.

The iOta Tracker on my dogs harness

Typical of iota, they promised when I bought my system to upgrade the software to include an activity monitor. True to their word, I can now set goals and monitor my dogs’ activity levels. Tracking my dogs activity level throughout the day may help with early diagnosis of any health problems as well. These are the kind of extras that makes iOta a great all around product.

The iota Tracker Home Base

The iota home base gives you 1 to 4 miles of coverage. Wow! That beats any Bluetooth option with an average coverage of about 100 feet. Also, it is half the price of the cheapest hunting dog quality GPS system (which are bulky, have an antenna sticking up and aren’t available for every size dog.) The iota Tracker smartly included Bluetooth with their GPS tracker, making it easier to pinpoint a dogs location. This kind of thinking that really makes the iota Tracker the best value for your money.



Uses GPS/Radio Freguency with a 1 – 4 mile coverage around your home base

Virtual Fence – Alerts you when your dog leaves the area, and can ring to help find your dog or to use in training

Long Rechargeable Battery life – a few weeks to a few months

Small and light but durable. Waterproof, even submersible

Attaches securely to your dogs collar/harness

Free App that is easy to use, and sharing the App with friends extends coverage via Bluetooth tracking

Monitors dogs activity

Works in the background of other home bases, potentially extending your coverage

iota Base Station – small with a sleek, modern design

No Monthly fees



No GPS coverage outside of the 1 to 4 mile range (think hiking) until other base stations are running in your area which may or may not happen.

Cost is mid-range at $199 which can be discouraging or unattainable for some dog owners

The iota tracker itself is white – rather noticeable (Having small dogs I just say it’s their battery pack!)

May not be durable enough for large breed dogs rough housing (“Crunch!”)


The iota Tracker helps to keep your dog safe at home and while walking in your neighbourhood. It does not give you GPS coverage outside of the home base range of 1 to 4 miles (without more home bases covering your area). This means that hiking with your dog outside of your neighbourhood will depend on the Bluetooth only coverage, no GPS. Statistics do show that the majority of dogs that end up lost have escaped from their home. This is probably due to dogs being left on their own while on their own property as opposed to being with their owner on a walk.

The iota is not the most expensive GPS tracker with ‘hunting dog quality’ trackers starting around $400. But it’s not as upfront affordable as the $50 Bluetooth trackers. However, you can’t beat that there are no monthly fees. The base station is a great, modern design but the tracker, which does complement the base station, ends up standing out on the collar. Simply offering a black option would solve this problem.

The Ladies sporting their iota Trackers or ‘batteries’

Overall, the iOta GPS Tracker is still my favourite dog tracker available. The pros out weigh the cons for me, but every dog owner is different. I’m impressed with the company getting so much technology into this small box, a lot of bang for your buck. So far they are true to their word with upgrades. And in places like San Francisco iota Tracker owners are living the dream knowing the entire city is covered with home base’s. Check out the coverage map on their website to see how this option is spreading.

No product or money was given in exchange for this review. I bought and paid for my own product.



HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Lost Dog: Spryfield, Halifax Co., NS — Shih tzu, Female, 9 — “Willow”



HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! From Willow’s friends: “Willow has been found! Thanks so much for your help!” That’s the best news. Thanks so much to those who kept an eye out for her on their walks, the construction company that searched for her, and all those that cared and shared her info…YIPPEE!! She’s home! (9.19.17 – 9.19.17)

Breed or Mix: Shih tzu

Sex: Female, Age: 9

Collar/Tags: No collar or tags

Lost on: 09/19/2017

Area: Spryfield, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: Ran out the door when contractors arrived

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LOST DOG: 183 Montague Mines Rd, Montague Gold Mines, Halifax Co., NS — Miniature Pinscher, Female, 1 — “Gidget”


Breed or Mix: Min Pin

Sex: Female, Age: 1

Collar/Tags: pink and green collar

Lost on: 09/18/2017

Area: 183 Montague Mines Rd, Montague Gold Mines, Halifax,  NS

Additional Notes: She (disappeared) out of the front yard yesterday between 4 and 4:30 yesterday afternoon ( she was on her leash). FEMALE: Miniature Pinscher, 1 year old, 5 lbs., tan coat, wearing a pink and green collar, no tags, tail has a ‘kink’, timid and shy. NAME Gidget She went missing on Sept.18/17.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: Shelley at 902-802-1364, Jessica at 902-293-0112 or Mickayla at 902-329-1467


HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Elmsdale, Hants Co., NS — Beagle, Male, Adult — “Unknown”


HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah! From his new friends: “Owners were found! He’s home!” Fantastic news. Thanks so much for keeping this well loved boy safe and now finding his family. Thanks also to all those that cared and shared his info. YIPPEE!!! (9.18.17 – 9.19.17)

Breed or Mix: Beagle

Sex: Male, Age: Adult

Collar/Tags: Red collar

Found on: 09/17/2017

Area:  Elmsdale, Hants, NS

Additional Notes: Found roaming, an adult male beagle with a red collar. Clasp attached to collar but no lead. MALE: Beagle, adult, heavy set, white, black and brown coat, wearing a red collar, no tags. Found roaming on Sept. 17/17.

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Lost Dog: South Branch (Area), Colchester Co., NS — Beagle, Female, 3 — “Chloe”


HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! From her very happy family: “She has been found!!!! They are on their way right now to pick her up 💜💜💜💜 It has been a long hard 7 days but she is finally coming home 😍” Thanks so much to the kind person that found Chloe deep in the woods and to all who cared and shared her info. YIPPEE!! (9.17.17 – 9.24.17)

Breed or Mix: Beagle

Sex: Female, Age: 3

Collar/Tags: Bright pink collar

Lost on: 09/17/2017

Area: Stewiacke, Colchester Co, NS

Additional Notes: Very gentle and loving Beagle chased after a deer and hasn’t come home. We are very upset. … Please help bring our baby home safe. She is black brown and white with blue tick. Wearing a bright pink collar.

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HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Lost Dog: Herring Cove, Halifax Co., NS — Red Doberman, Male, 15 months — “Schooner”


HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! We thank all that cared and shared. “Schooner found his way home , I just got a call and he is skinny and sore, taking him to the vet shortly.. thanks everyone!!!!! ” We wish Schooner a speedy recovery and good sleeps. (9. 15.17 – 9.20.17)

Breed or Mix: Red Doberman

Sex: Male, Age: 15 months

Collar/Tags: Red collar no, tags

Lost on: 09/15/2017

Area:  Herring Cove, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: He is brown colour and light brown chest and paws. He is timid and could come across as aggressive but he doesn’t bite, he is quite gentle when he is calmed down

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LOST DOG: 4189 Shore Rd, Eskasoni, County Co., NS — Chihuahua, Female, 12 Yrs — “Sookie”


Breed or Mix: Chihuahua

Sex: Female, Age: 12 Yrs


Lost on: 09/14/2017

Area: 4189 Shore Rd, Eskasoni, Cape Breton, NS

Additional Notes: Missing: #Chihuahua..Female. Golden Brown In Color, goes by name: Sookie.. she’s almost 12yrs and she’s old and fragile but looks like a puppy.. has a white line down her nose. Last seen walking out of #eskasoni. any info plz txt or inbox

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: Cory via Text Only: 902-317-0985  or 902-317-7771



HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound: Found: Roaming Dog: Dartmouth, Halifax Co., NS — French Bulldog, Male, adult — “Unknown”


HAPPY ENDING: Home, Safe n’ Sound! Yeah!! We LOVE a fast reunion. Oscar is now with his owners and promises NOT to slip his collar again but he had a good time with his finder at his work. ( 9.15.17 – 9.15.17)

Breed or Mix: French Bulldog

Sex: Male, Age: adult

Collar/Tags: none

Lost on: 09/15/2017

Area: Dartmouth, Halifax, NS

Additional Notes: Very friendly. White coat with tan face masks and ears.

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FOUND: Roaming Dog: Shubenacadie, (East) Hants Co., NS — Husky, Female, Adult — “Unknown”


Breed or Mix: Husky

Sex: Female, Age: Adult (4-5 Yrs)

Collar/Tags: Pink collar

Found on: 09/13/2017

Area: Shubenacadie, East Hants, NS

Additional Notes: She is friendly to humans.

Please Contact: Please cross post and if you have any information contact: East Hants By Law Enforcement and Dog Control Officer at 902-883-7098 ext. 207