The Dog Caller (no, this is not a misprint…) would just might save your dog’s life. Temperature can sometimes be quite unsteady and if you leave your dog in the car (which I never do) for just a couple of minutes while you pop in to the store, or even in a stuffy apartment, this might turn out to be a matter of life or death.
This scenario happened to Aaron Starkman who came out of the store to find his golden retriever struggling in the heat. Thankfully this awful expereince lead him to invent a heat sensing dog collar that texts your cellphone when the temperature is too hot for a pooch to handle.
Made of a SIM card, a thermistor, a few LEDs and a coded chip, the Dog Caller operates like a cellphone, monitoring temperature and alerting owners via text message when it passes a 26-degrees-Celsius tipping point.
Keep in mind, that this collar is by no means meant to encourage people to leave their dogs in a car. At this point it’s still in prototype phase and expected to sell at approx. $20.