A few months ago I wrote about a QR coded personalized easy-release digital pet collar from PetHub…
They sent us two engraved ID Collars. I followed some really easy directions, loaded each dogs name, weight, breed, etc… along with contact info so it could be scanned right from the buckle. They now have become my “go to” collars whenever we leave the neighborhood.
You can read here why I prefer for The Boys to wear them when we’re either around large crowds or in unfamiliar places…
I like the feeling of having that extra layer of identification protection 🙂
So when PetHub reached out to me again, to discuss “Canine DNA Profiling”, I was intrigued.
Joining forces with The DNA Diagnostic Center and creating Pet Protect 360 enabled them “together” to combine the benefits of a smart phone with DNA Technology into a superior identification and recovery tool.
• 100% Non–Invasive & Pet Safe
• GPS Tracking Capability
• Scannable ID tag for easy access to your pets information
The Microchip is good, don’t get me wrong, however, there is that delayed response. The individual who finds our dog has to get to a location where the chip can be scanned and read.
The QR Coded Pet Tag on his collar affords us “real time” instant updates. I can call it in on my smart phone, or a person can scan the code with their smart phone and if I choose to upgrade our service I can use the GPS tracking device. All of this can be done within minutes of separation, drastically increasing our chances of experiencing a happy ending.
DNA Canine Profiles also grants us a “fool proof” method of identifying our dog in the case of what I call – “found and kept on purpose.”
Here’s a scenario…..
Many times dogs will wander off within relatively close proximity to their home, sometimes in their own community. Someone then sees him, befriends him, and decides “finders keepers.” Days or even a few weeks later you notice your dog with someone else, and the “unofficial” family tries to claim him. Well, just like the crime shows on television – “DNA don’t lie!” BAZINGA – You’ve got your precious pup back 🙂
Because I only received one kit, I immediately decided on Leo. How did I come to that conclusion? Trust me, if someone snatched/found Harley they would PAY to find me so we could be reunited. Harley-Darley is a “hot mess” when he’s not around his momma!
My niece (Dr. Rona Smith, MD / Nephrology Fellow from the University of Tennessee) was visiting the day the kit arrived, so we decided to let her do the honors…
Rona said since Leo cooperated and was the pawfect patient, he deserved a treat. It was Leo’s idea to include Harley…
Approx. 6 weeks later – Leo’s certificate came back (I’m using a sample version for this post)…
I will upload Leo’s information to his PetHub profile, email the PDF version to our “Doodle Doc” and print a copy to keep in Leo’s folder. Yes, DH has folders on The Boys (I think that’s so sweet!).
Just a really easy way to “reclaim” our pet should we ever need to.
But interesting enough while researching this subject, I was somewhat speechless when I came across a growing trend with Canine DNA Profiling. Can you guess?
Believe it or not – HOA’s (Home Owner Associations) are starting to use this tool in multiplex developments to identify the “Poopertrator” when “deposits” are not picked up!
Don’t believe me? Read here!
DISCLAIMER: Although Leo was given a DNA kit, I was not compensated at all for this review. The opinion and review in this blog post is mine, and states what I believe about this process and the product.
Have a Doodlerrific weekend, and be safe out there.
PS: The Boys will launch their quarterly newsletter Doodle*licious early next week. Don’t miss it – they’ve been burning the Doodle-night oil lately getting their material ready. Don’t ask me details – I’m not allowed in their office 🙁
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