Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pet Digital ID Tag QR Scan and GPS


Recently there has been some very exciting news for the cat and dog worlds. What transpired is a historic partnership forged between an Australian quality pet accessory manufacturer called Red Dingo and PetHub, an innovative business in the Seattle area focused on reconnecting lost pets with their owners via the tapping all the power of current and new technologies.

The result is the trendy new Red Dingo Pet Adventure QR Pet Tag powered by PetHub's digital ID platform offering a unique QR code for each dog or cat. This is designed so that it can be scanned when your animal is found, automatically linking the finder to an online account that stores the contact and pet profile information needed to reunite you with your four-legged friend.  

Optional add-on capabilities offered for nominal annual additional fee include the functionality to track your beloved pet with smartphone GPS and emergency insurance coverage to cover your animal's injuries while lost as well as the ability to help pet owners send out shelter alerts when their animal goes missing and to share PetCards with your trusted circle of pet care providers.

Dexter, our family's Miniature Pinscher (AKA Zwergpinscher and Min Pin), isn't just a Houdini in the house with all his secret hide out places. He is an escape artist that gets out the door too frequently and can even out run Olympic athletes I think. 

So, I was glad to learn recently that a new kind of dog ID tag with advanced technology now exists and was even happier when PetHub sent me their Skull & Cross Bones tag in Black to test out on my little 10-pound speed demon.

Don't let this shot of him sleeping fool you, Dexter can outrun any of us
The tag arrived via First Class Mail quickly. Soon after receiving it I completed the short and easy to fill out online form with basic information, uploaded a JPG of my little guy and activated his one of a kind QR code -- all in less than 5 minutes. Then, to see if this really worked I scanned his tag with the QR app that I have loaded on my iPhone and within seconds I was connected to a picture of Dexter and the contact information one would see if they had been the one to find my pup.
Luckily our Min Pin didn't chase the mailman the day this arrived
Obviously he didn't actually get away for the test. I'll give you an update the next time this fast four-legged fellow takes off -- and I don't think you'll have to wait long based on his past track record -- and tell you how the GPS function works that comes as an option with the Silver upgrade I received from PetHub. In the meanwhile, read on for more about where to purchase these nifty pet-tracking inventions, the tag styles you can choose from and the various service upgrade add-ons available.

Dexter's PetHub Profile Photo - If you find him don't forget scan his QR code!
In addition, you can buy tags directly online from PetHub starting at $15.90 each with shipping included.
  • Paw Print - Red, Blue, Pink or Black
  • Dog Bone - Red, Blue, Pink or Black
  • Heart - Pink or Black
  • Skull & Cross Bones - Pink or Black
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Two upgrade options for pet owners purchasing Red Dingo tags embedded with PetHub technology include
  • A Silver Subscription ($3.95 per month or $39 per year) which not only helps owners notify local animal shelters if the pet gets lost but also sends owners an email with the exact location of where the tag got scanned with a GPS-enabled phone.
  • A Gold Subscription ($4.95 per month or $49 per year) includes all the benefits of the Silver subscription plus a collectible PetHub ID tag each spring and $3,000 emergency insurance that covers the pet for injuries sustained while lost.
RedDingo PetHub QR Digital ID Tag
$54.90 value

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Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest in Issaquah, Washington, Pet Hub is focused on getting lost pets home faster than ever using their innovative QR code pet ID tags, GPS mapping and real-time notifications. In December 2011 the company's hot new lineup of products received recognition from both Dog Fancy Magazine and Pet Age Magazine.
Dexter models a RedDingo PetHub QR Digital Pet ID Tag Style

We received this Red Dingo PetHub QR ID Tag Skull & Cross Bones style

The new Red Dingo PetHub enabled tags may be purchased at 50 select retailers and will be completely rolled out in the U.S. and Canada by Summer 2012.  

Available in four different styles and in a variety of colors
Each Red Dingo Pet Adventure QR Pet Tags come with free unlimited storage data as well as access to educational articles, relevant event listings, and local destinations added by the PetHub community and experts.

w/ FREE 1 yr Silver PetHub Subscription

Prize: RedDingo PetHub QR Tag Style + Silver Subscription

Just leave a comment(s) below this post. Contest ends April 29, 2012 at 12 midnite PST and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. Winners will be selected at random from all entries and notified via email. Prize is winner's choice of RedDingo Pet Adventure QR Tag Powered by PetHub plus one year Silver Subscription, total value $54.90.

Simply leave a comment below this blogpost saying which style tag you'd like to win. Don't forget to include your email address, Facebook and/or Twitter contact info in the initial comment section so the winner can be contacted.
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