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  • Who: Greta is a quiet and reserved lady — which is probably for the best given her size! She’s no slouch when it come’s to play, though, and she has a thriving, coast-to-coast social circle to prove it. From swimming in Washington’s alpine lakes to Mississippi’s swamps, she’s done it all. At age 5, she has no plans to retire anytime soon.
  • Part of the Fi Pack since August 2022
  • Location: Mississippi
  • Age + Breed: 5 years old, Cane Corso
  • Longest Streak: 134 days
  • Step Goal: 9,000
  • Time of escape: Mid-morning, shortly before 9AM
  • Roughly, time of reunion: Within 30 minutes

So, what happened?! How did Greta go missing and what did you do?

Greta and I were on the way to the barn when we were involved in a vehicle accident. The airbag deployed, and we were unceremoniously run off the road. Our truck was smoking and I didn’t want to take any chances — I started grabbing our things so we could exit the vehicle. Unfortunately, the contents of the vehicle were scattered. I could not find Greta’s leash anywhere.

My main priority was getting us away from the truck, so I grabbed her collar and opened the door. Greta was terrified and as she bolted out I lost my grip. She has excellent recall, but this was an extenuating circumstance. In her mind she was running for her life. She ran over a mile away — which may not seem far, but surrounded by woods searching for her would have been like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Fortunately, she was wearing her Fi Collar — I pulled up the GPS and went after her immediately. Some kind city workers helped, and her collar led us right to the thicket she was hiding in. When the police arrived, they said we were lucky — this happens often, but the dogs are not usually found. It was extremely cold that week, and even one night outside could have been fatal.

Thanks to her Fi Collar, we were able to locate her and get her checked over by a vet within two hours of the ordeal. Keeping her collar well fitted and fully charged is a major priority in our household. It’s officially part of our “must-have” pet gear, we will be lifelong customers!

Post-Escape: How did it happen?

As I searched for Greta, a list of regrets and things I could have done differently cycled through my mind. When I found her and had her secured, I felt like I had been given a second chance. Greta is a central part of our family, and my husband and I both felt (and continue to feel) relief and gratitude that she made it home safe with us.

What else would you like to add about your experience?

Greta is well trained. Her manners and recall are unparalleled. Unfortunately, no matter how “good” she is, the fact remains that she had a major scare. Loud noises terrify her, and boy was this LOUD. The police commented that this sort of thing happens often and that we were lucky to have found her. I agree, though the real luck may have been a well run sales promotion and an impulsive purchase — the gps collar.

I wish I had thought to unclip her seatbelt and use it as a leash. At the end of the day, I’m just so thankful we bought that collar. She was so far from the accident site, terrified and hiding, I don’t know when or if we would’ve found her without it. I don’t think I’ll be able to fully settle down until the vet sees her, but for now she’s snuggled in bed and snoozing — which is better than cold, scared, and alone.

Fi Collars are an absolute pet essential. We do not leave the house without it, and I’m even in the process of figuring out how best to secure one to my horse for tornado season.

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