The Case of the Missing Collar from The Dash Kitten Crew

Call the Tabcat tracker! We originally received a complimentary Tabcat set from Loc8tor for review. This update and its opinions are 100% our own, and we are responsible for the content of this post. We only share news and products we feel are relevant to our readers. 

The Case of the Missing Collar – a Case for the Tabcat Tracker?

What the heck happened??? Tell us the story…….

A collar went missing, no big deal you say, except it was outdoors girl Natasha. She was wearing a collar from our friends the Cool Cat Collar Company with a Tabcat tag attached! So, of course, Mum had to go and find it! It turned out to be a useful learning experience, and we thought we would share what we learned while searching for our Tabcat tag. 

Tabcat Tracker collar and tag

On the trail with the Tabcat Tracker!

We knew from our original review of the Tabcat, that it is great to help find a missing feline, but could we find the smaller tag on its own?  Our garden backs on to tree filled bush, and a stream flows beyond it. Not the easiest of places to find a collar and tag, as you can see in the video of Natasha’s playground! It seemed the ideal way to put our Tabcat through its paces ‘for real’……..

The handset. Each button is for a different cat, or object, you attach a tag to. The showerproof protectors can be seen on the right. Natasha’s had a grey cover.

Tips For Operating a Handset When Locating a Tag (or Cat)

Our experience hunting for Natasha’s tag, and finding it, has allowed us to note tips we found helpful:

  • The key is to start calmly and quietly. Take a breath. Scan around you carefully, until you get a signal. 
  • NOTE Be patient, be quiet, and listen to your handset signals.
  • When you start getting a signal, walk in that direction. Stop and correct if your signal begins to fade.
  • When you reach a full set of lights on the handset, stop and look carefully around. The object of your search is nearby.
  • It took us a few attempts to locate the tag on its own. Why? Because it was not attached to a cat!
  • With patient searching, we found our tag and collar. You will find a cat wearing a Tabcat in exactly the same way!

If you need a full demonstration of what the Tabcat actually does, check out original video below to see the cat tracker in action. 

Can’t see the video? Click here DashKittenCrew.

There is a bit of a difference between doing a well staged ‘demo’ as we did for our review, and genuine ‘in the field’ use. You are not looking for camera angles to make sure readers get a clear message, you are searching in real time for a real object. This is why we took the decision to do a second ‘update’ post on our Tabcat.

We hope you enjoy Natasha’s video, we had a lot of fun making it.

Silver Kitten
Tabcat and Tech Editor

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10 Comments

  1. Hairballs and Hissyfits

    June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

    great review!! I might have to get one for Amarula!
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  2. Valentine

    June 22, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I loved your videos and review! There are times when Mom can’t see me even when she’s looking right at the chair I’m sitting in. She says my black fur sometimes makes it hard to spot me under low light levels. Silly Mom. Maybe I need to get her a Tabcat so she can find me. And say, can I come play in your backyard?! It looks so beautiful!
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    • Dash Kitten

      June 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Valentine. I hope Mum is feeling better.

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  3. Basil

    June 21, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Hiya Dash Kitten Crew, what a brilliant post [we still have our Tabcat Tracker to review! Oops!] thanks fur all the invaluable tips, we’re sure it will help the P.A. when she does finally get around to it!

    We loved the video safari, totally brilliant, thanks so much fur sharing <3

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox
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  4. da tabbies o trout towne

    June 21, 2017 at 3:49 am

    guyz….what a grate product and post and we gived yur moovee 984 paws UP !!!!! yur yard iz bee yond awesum….how kewl ewe haz yur veree own wood land N streem; fish less, but a streem none de lesss !!! 🙂 🙂 😉 insert heartz XXX

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  5. Brian Frum

    June 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    That is quite the product and we really enjoy the video tour of the lost and found!
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  6. Sweet Purrfections

    June 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    You are a brave kitty climbing over that water on that tree branch.
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  7. Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles

    June 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    How cool that you were able to easily…after a fashion…find it back!

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  8. erin the Cat (Princess)

    June 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Excellent real life situation update. I loved the first review, but knowing and seeing it works for you in practice is a real plus.
    Great video, looks like you had to work really hard to get into that bush.
    Definitely a paws up from me.
    Erin
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  9. Summer

    June 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    My human really could have used this with her soul cat, who was indoor-outdoor and always losing her collar! She did it so often that my human kept extras in a drawer so that when she showed up bare-necked, she could just slip on a new collar immediately.
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