Tile Reunites Dog with Family


At Tile, we are all about bringing out the good neighbor within us all, and that’s part of the reason why we love this story so much. Not only was the Garner family able to be reunited with their dog, Fenton using the Community Find feature, but when they found him, he had been taken in by some fellow friendly Tilers. 

18 hours after Fenton went missing (wearing a Tile on his collar, of course), the Garner’s received a location update notifying them that Fenton was just seen 7.5km away. The family had been up all night looking for the pup, and they were worried about the snow and coyotes that roam their rural Canadian neighborhood. 

It turns out another family nearby received Tiles as a Christmas gift and they took the dog in. They had no clue how to contact the family (but the Tile app did). By simply having the app running on their phones, Tile servers sent an anonymous message to Fenton's family.  The Garner family got a notification in their email, and they simply followed the map to the location where their dog was found. According to the Garners, "Fenton is currently sleeping off his adventure but happy to be home.

While we typically do not recommend Tile for dogs since we are a Bluetooth product, the Tile network can still accomplish some amazing things. If you plan on using Tile on your dogs, remember that Tile is a bluetooth product with a limited range.