The My Pets menu (previously your Home screen) is where you can quickly access the Pawscout features that keep your pet safe, happy, and healthy: Virtual Pet Leash, Walk Diary, and Report Lost Pet.
To make Pawscout easier to use, certain options are only visible in My Pets when they apply to you. For example, features that rely on a Pawscout Tag will only appear after you pair a Tag.
When you’re near your pet (and don’t have a Pawscout Tag paired)
- Map. By selecting your map from the My Pets menu, you can explore what’s around you and discover pet-friendly places nearby. You can also see how many Pawscouters are in your area.
- Report Lost. If your pet goes missing, activate your local Pawscout community. Select Report Lost, and Pawscouters in your area will be notified of your missing pet. You can also create a Lost Pet report that can be shared in the Pawscout Feed and anywhere online.
- And of course, you can Add a Tag at any time. Pawscout’s smart pet tag adds even more fun features to your pet-protecting toolkit.
When you're near your pet (and their Pawscout Tag is already paired)
When you’re near your pet, and their Pawscout Tag is paired and has a working battery, you’ll see these items:
- Start Walk. When you’re ready to get your pet’s steps in, start a walk with the push of a button.
- Enable Leash. Set up a virtual pet leash when you’re outside with your pet. You’ll be notified when they wander out of (or back into) range.
- Location estimate. Pawscout guesstimates the distance you are from your pet when they’re within your Bluetooth range. Remember, Pawscout can’t determine direction, only distance. The estimate is meant to give you a general idea of where your pet is, so you can have peace of mind even when they’re not in your line of sight.
You can easily enable and disable Virtual Pet Leash or Walk from the My Pets screen.
When you’re NOT near your pet (and their Pawscout Tag is already paired)
If you’re not near your pet, and they have a Pawscout Tag that’s been paired, you’ll see these items:
- Location estimate. Pawscout will provide an estimate of your pet’s last known position. You may see that they’re near another Pawscouter, such as a Guardian, or you may see that they’re not within range of any Pawscout user. In that case, your pet’s last known position will be Pawscout’s guesstimate of when they were last in range of a Pawscouter (you or someone else).
- Report Lost. If your pet goes missing, activate your local Pawscout community. Select Report Lost, and Pawscouters in your area will be notified of your missing pet. If your pet comes within Bluetooth range of anyone who has the Pawscout App downloaded, they’ll be notified. You can also create a Lost Pet report that can be shared in the Pawscout Feed and anywhere online.