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Abstract: Pets are often considered members of families. If one were to go missing, it would tragic for the rest of the family. For our final project, we decided that we would like to solve the problem of runaway pets. We will create a tracking device for the pet that could be attached to the collar. An accelerometer will be used to detect if the pet is moving. Nothing will happen if the pet is inside the house where a GPS sensor will not be able to sense it. If it is moving and outside the house then an alert will be sent via networking to the owner via a separately provided device. The GPS will send updates of the pet’s location, speed, and acceleration to the owner every five seconds. This allows the owner to get their pet back and track where it is. We will thus be utilizing an accelerometer and networking along with a new sensor (GPS).