Did you know that in the US alone, a beloved pet goes missing every three seconds? I know most of us have a “that would never happen to my pet” attitude, but in all seriousness, what is your plan to protect your pet so that he or she would make it back home to you safe and sound?
My previous not-so-thorough method
For each of my dogs, I had a little tag with my home phone number (that we never answer, by the way). Oh yeah, and I only put those tags on the dogs when we went to the dog park or to the pet sitter because with the three tags (ID tag, rabies tag and license tag) together, the clinking jingling noise was too annoying in the house. And the best part? If the dogs decided to dart out the front door at the evil (their words, not mine) UPS man, this method of mine left them without any identification, without any protection.
But what if all the data about your pet could be contained in one “super” tag? Does that have your attention? It definitely had mine.
Enter PetHub, a Seattle-area company founded in 2010 that has raised the bar on the way we protect our pets – in a high-tech convenient way. PetHub tags (which are available in an array of styles – more on that later!) each include a QR code unique to your pet that may be scanned by a smartphone to reveal as much or as little data about your pet as you choose. The free online profile that can be created on PetHub’s website lets you enter your pet’s license information, vaccines, medical conditions, medical providers, and more. All with a toll-free 24/7 found pet hotline. What’s not to love? And for a cost that is still less than microchipping services, you can add additional protection for your pet via PetHub’s Silver and Gold Protection Programs, that add features above the free service like an “Amber Alert” Pet Recovery Database, email notifications with GPS mapping, and even emergency medical coverage (Gold level).
So, now that you’re on board with a great way to protect your pet, let’s talk style. If you peruse the PetHub shop, you’ll see there are options ranging from basic to personalized and adorable! My girls (ok, mostly me) were thrilled when we were given the opportunity to sample the brand new offering of Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags.
I’d seen cute identification tags for dogs before, but since we weren’t really using the ones we had, why bother, right? But now with PetHub, my dogs are protected with tags they wear 24/7, tags that do the job of our 3 previous tags (and more!), plus they look adorable in the process.
We ordered the Personalized Sofa City Sweetheart tags in a round shape, but they are also available in a square shape. The tags have a nice weight to them – well made, but not too heavy for a smaller dog. I think the tag size is just perfect for my dogs, both of which weigh under 20 pounds.
And now the part you’ve all been waiting for…
The great folks at PetHub are allowing me to give away five QR code tags to five lucky pets (we love all pets here at DogSplendor, so even cats are eligible!).
The five giveaways are as follows (enter as many giveaways as you’d like, as often as you’d like):
- GRAND PRIZE: 1 Personalized Sofa City Sweethearts Tag – your choice of pattern from 13 designs (see them all here), personalized with the name of your pet!
- 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Pink Skull Design
- 1 Platinum Edition Red Dingo QR Tag – Black Paw Design
- 1 PetHub Basic ID Tag with Toll-Free Number – Black with Yellow Paw Design
- 1 PetHub Premium Digital Tag with Toll-Free Number – Fetch Dog Orange
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