Review of The Tabcat Tracking System


We don’t do reviews as a rule but we found Loc8tor to be ahead of the pack with innovative ideas for tracking lost items.  Click on their name to see more of their history.


The package arrived in the mail a couple of days ago and what struck mom right away was the weight and compactness of the parcel.  The entire box weighed a pound.

Inside the box is;

1 Tabcat Handset
2 Lightweight Homing Tags
2 Splashproof Cases
Mini Tool To Open Tag                                                      
My curiosity was piqued.                                                 

I made sure mom handled it with care and I examined the Tabcat personally.


Shoko has volunteered to wear the Tabcat disc on her collar to show us how it works.                                                  

The Splashproof case matches my eyes.

The disc is ideal because I’ve rolled outside in my garden to see if dirt gets into the mechanism and it doesn’t. 

My thinking here is, we must wear the Tabcat disc everyday cause one never knows when one might get lost or where curiosity might take one.  So the disc should be able to stand up to everyday situations.

One thing that is making my fur itch is the possibility that the beeping may sound like a “clicker.”  I hate the “Clicker” with a passion that lies deep within me.  I hear a click and I leave the room as fast as my paws will carry me.  I don’t care if you have millions of treats with catnip on top…..I’m outta there!                                               Is the “Clicker” gone yet?


The sound is more of a beep than a click so I didn’t run away.  The range is 400 feet.

You can purchase the Tabcat at  Simply click on Tabcat and be taken to the selection.

You can also purchase your monitor directly from the Tabcat Shop online.



The only suggestion that I have for Loc8tor is the button that starts the Tabcat on the right-hand side is in the identical location on the left-hand side for the sound.  So holding the Tabcat comfortably, one hand is on the start and the fingers are on the sound.  I would suggest making these buttons or one of them higher than the other for easier application.

We were not reimbursed in any way for this review.  Everything in this review is from Shoko and I, even the opinions are ours.  We enjoyed bringing this tracking device to your attention friends.


If you have any questions about the Tabcat and it’s functioning, put your questions in the comments and David Ansell from Tabcat will assist you with your inquiries. 


28 thoughts on “Review of The Tabcat Tracking System

  1. easyweimaraner

    I love the video!!! that’s a super review and I like this fab invention, it’s easy to use and it can be a great helper… maybe it is also a tool for me to find my phone back ;O))) the best is that it actually looks as wonderful blue like the eyes of shoko!!!!


    1. David Ansell

      Hi, original Loc8tor device was created to help people find their phone as well as their wallet, keys and even children! But given the way it works and the lightness it has become hugely popular for cat owners. David.


      1. Piglove

        I wonder how long it will be before you find it? Snorts with piggy laughter. Hemi has one here too that we can’t find. It’s like he just ‘shows up’ after a while. So funny how they have their places. XOXO – Bacon


  2. 15andmeowing

    Great review. I think this is a wonderful idea for outside kitties. Good thinking to roll in the dirt and test it Shoko 🙂


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      This tracker system is ideal for cats that spend time investigating the out of doors. With the Tabcat finding Shoko was right easy. No more screaming, “Shoko” all over the hood, just turn the Tabcat on and behold she’s found!



  3. erinthecatprincess

    I have to admit to not liking collars and have lost every one I have ever owned…..BUT if I did then this sound JUST the device for me. Does it come in pink? Hmm, I wonder if this works well for peeps?
    Toodle pip and purrs


    1. David Ansell

      Hi Erin,
      Thanks for your feedback. It doesn’t currently, but this is feedback we have had a few times and is something we (sales & marketing) would like to incorporate.
      Fingers crosssed


  4. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Is it too big for one of your kits? Shoko had no problem with it and never gave it a second thought. If something is bothering her on her collar, she works at it until either the item comes off or the collar does.



  5. Deziz World

    Great review awnty Jean and Shoko. We’re tryin’ out da tabcat too. And, we were gonna suggest da same thing ’bout those buttons. Ours also seems to beep sometimes fur no reason??? Anyways, great review. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


  6. samanthamurdochblog

    Really useful review, and something I would consider if my cats were collar-wearers…great product, thank you Jean for the talk through and Shoko and Kali for modelling it so beautifully 😺💕💕😺xxx



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