Hi! I’m Rebekah, the founder of Streetwise Pets. Our story begins in South Africa in February 2020, while visiting friends on the Western Cape. I noticed right away that their two beautiful cats had some pretty special-looking collars which I soon found out were GPS trackers. This allowed them the freedom to wander far and wide, day or night, while their mum and dad could relax at home with complete peace of mind. By opening an app on their phone, my friends could find out exactly which lush, green grove of trees the cats were busy exploring, or which neighbour they snuck off to for dessert!
The penny dropped. Growing up in a pet-loving family, I knew in an instant that these collars would be game-changing for pet owners back home. We’d had our own pets who are apart of our family go exploring and never return, while some friend’s pets had been stolen, along with a piece of themselves. These collars would save so much heartbreak, I thought, as well as money (recovering a pooch from the pound is NOT cheap)!
So I quickly reached out to Ernest, the owner of Streetwise Pets South Africa where my friends had purchased the collar, who kindly supported me in bringing the product to Aotearoa. And, well, here we are!
Our much loved Pets
Jessie is a Bearded Collie cross huntaway and she is very independent and responds really well to positive encouragement. She absolutely loves kids and babies and she has a very loving nature but at the same time chooses when she wants to love. She also loves to sniff I think she would be a really good sniffer dog. She loves the beach as does Harley so we will often take them to the beach especially in summer time!!