I’m not gonna sugarcoat this...my dog, Penny, is a jerk. She's a reactive dog who, although she has come a long way, acts a little (OK, a lot) nuts sometimes... especially in an unfamiliar environment. My biggest fear is what will happen if she gets lost.
Lost Pet Prevention
Here at PetHub, we think it’s high time to have a serious talk about identification tags and leaving the old “pet-name-and-one-phone-number” etched tags in the past.
Today’s digital pet ID tags are not your grand-daddy’s dog tags. Pet identification tags have come a LONG way in just the last few years, folks, and if you’re still putting a $7 dollar circle of etched, one-name-and-number, aluminum on your dog or cat’s collar, your pets are missing out on powerful protection.
When you pass another dog on your walk, or see a cat crossing the road, they are wearing a collar or harness with ID attached, right? If you saw that same pet lounging around on the couch, chances are they might be naked, or sans ID. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently found that only 33 percent of pet parents said they keep ID tags on their dogs and cats at all times.
That means, at one point or another, the majority of pets aren’t wearing identification that can help get them home if the worst happens. This is a real problem folks.
Today we lead busy lives and it's common for families to have multiple phone numbers. It's important to associate all of the phone numbers, plus any other contacts that may be able to help your pet get home, with your pet. That's not possible with traditional pet ID tags but it is possible with an smart tag that links to a comprehensive online profile.
What’s a Houndini? It’s a pet that’s an escape artist--who has a knack for pulling disappearing tricks. Even pets that aren’t known for being a Houdini can still pull a disappearing act especially if your home isn’t properly secured.
Pet Theft often happens in broad daylight. It’s difficult for a passerby to determine that someone has taken a dog that belongs to someone else. If a dog seems reasonably well-behaved and is being treated properly, it’s unlikely that anyone will even take notice.