Even wearing an AirTag, there is no guarantee that the pet will be found which is where the reluctance to declare AirTags a "pet finder" comes in. A combination of methods to locate your per provides the best protection.
Microchips are a great idea and should not be disregarded. They are implanted and can't be lost compared to a dog's collar that can come off. To use the microchip, it requires the lost pet be caught and taken for scanning which delays identification, however. Microchips also require the owner to maintain current contact information so they can reach you when needed.
AirTags bring the advantage of locating your pet quickly and precisely with the map feature. The technology works based on iPhones being near the pet to capture the signal. If your pet is in a remote area there may not be a signal until reaching a more populated area. There are approximately 135 million iPhone users in the U.S. so the chances are high of receiving a signal. Notifications can be setup to let you know as soon as a signal is received.
An AirTag is a good tool for finding a missing pet quickly but should not be the only approach. No single approach can guarantee success, so use several to locate your pet as quickly as possible and set yourself up for the greatest chance of success!
The AirTag holder is permanently attached to the collar. The customized holder is made of leather in a matching color and uses a screw to securely fasten it closed. A screwdriver is included with the collar.
We have an installation video on YouTube if you need it. A QR code for the link is included in the box with the collar and leash. Our support team is always available to assist at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.