Best brands that provide digital pet ID tags
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), one in every three pets will get lost in their lifetime. 20% of dogs and 2% of cats are prone to get lost from their homes. 6.5million pets find their way into shelters and foster homes but statistics reveal that half of these are euthanized due to the lack of space to accommodate them. Digital pet ID tags, tattoos, and microchips are the common tools used to reunite the lost pet with its family.
What is Digital Pet ID Tags?
Digital pet ID tags are designed tags tied on the pet’s collar to give physical proof of ownership. This, in turn, will alert anyone who finds your pet to contact the pet owner thereby reuniting the family. According to ASPCA, 95% of Americans own a mobile device. Therefore, when digital pet ID tags are linked to the pet owner’s phone or computer it is easier to contact owners in case of loss due to an open gate, natural calamities, accidents etc. Digital pet ID tags contain a code, an address and a contact number, which anyone using a smartphone can scan to get access to the pet’s profile thereby getting in touch with the pet owners.
The best brands that provide digital pet ID tags in the US are listed below for your convenience:
Pet Hub Digital Pet ID tags
Tom Arnold who formerly worked at Microsoft founded Pet Hub in 2010. Arnold designed the Pet Hub Digital Pet ID tags that have a unique QR code along with a web address and a 24-hour contact number. The pet owner uses the Pet Hub tag to create and maintain the pet’s online profile which includes:
- Contact information
- Back-up emergency numbers in case the pet owner is unreachable
- The pet’s microchip number
- Medical information
- Veterinarian’s information
The beauty of Pet Hub lies in the ability of the pet owner to control what someone sees when they access the pet’s Pet Hub profile.
Kickstarter a non-profit organization has designed a GPS enabled pet tag that keeps your dog or cat safer than ever. The Q-Tag Digital Pet ID tags are
- GPS enabled
- Laser engraved
- Works with any QR scanner
- Unique and correlates to a URL on AnimalRescue.com
Pet ProTek Digital Pet ID Tag
Pet ProTek have designed easy to use Digital Pet ID Tags. All you have to do is plug the tag into any computer and fill out an easy form. The features of this tag are:
- Water and dirt resistant
- Gives instant access to your pet’s care information upon plugging into any computer
- No annual fee required
- Easy to use on any MAC or any laptop or device
- Does not require a special app or smartphone
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