Pepperoni and sausage pizza, two diet Ginger Ale sodas (YUP, TWO!), followed by a few scoops of vanilla ice cream for dessert can really do a number on a person late at night. That was my dinner a few months ago (what was I thinking?). I craved it, I enjoyed it, and I didn’t get sick HOWEVER, I had a nasty nightmare once I fell asleep. I dreamt I lost Leo! There was no ending, because I woke myself up too soon. With no closure, I find myself thinking about it periodically.

When that happens, I calm myself down with the reassurance that Leo has a “microchip” embedded in his back.  If lost, someone would find him, transport him to a veterinarian and we would be reunited. This rational thinking rocks me back to a “happy place” letting me bury those other ugly thoughts and I keep it moving.

This particular nightmare and other silly notions that sometimes dance through my head, helped me say “yes” when PetHub asked me if I wanted to do a product review on their Personalized Nylon ScruffTag Easy-Release Digital Pet ID Collars. I was very excited and extremely interested. Here’s why.

The Boys hang out a great deal with DH and I.  They love to tag along as we discover exciting, fun, AND “new” places. People love to gather round, and at times it can be overwhelming…


This degree of attention is pretty typical for us

We’re never afraid, and we watch them very closely. There have been times when the crowd becomes too much (way too many – approaching too fast) and we will both agree to abort, regardless to our original plans. If The Boys are not having a good time, “we’re outta there.”

The fact is, whether we’re in our own neighborhood, or out and about, it’s comforting to know we are “as prepared as possible” in the event (God forbid) something goes wrong.

The microchip is great to have, however, I am relying heavily on:

  • The right person to find them


  • That person doing the right thing by taking them to a location where the chip can be scanned

Although I am still “pro” microchip, I was intrigued with the concept of the Digital Pet ID Collar as an additional “layer of protection” because it assists with producing instant recovery…


this is the one I selected, love the easy release style

The Basic plan comes free with every tag –

  • Storage of Your Pet’s Information – put all of your pet’s data online, in one place
  • Linking a tag – you can link one or more of PetHub’s (or PetHub’s partners’) ID tags to your pet’s profile
  • 24/7 Lost Pet Call Center – our staffed call center will help someone finding your pet reach you or someone you trust
  • Articles about Pets – offers over 500 searchable articles to help you raise and nurture your happy, healthy pets


Of course you can “upgrade” to their Premium Subscription Package for just a few dollars annually.

  • Community Alert – The “Report Missing” link on your pet’s profile allows you to notify nearby shelters, coffee shops and pet stores that your pet is missing. You simply profile the address of where your pet was last seen and we’ll broadcast your pet’s profile to them so that they can print it out and hang it up or have it handy if they see the animal (including your emergency phone numbers, critical medications, and more)
  • Tag Scan Notifications– when someone scans your pet’s tag, you’re automatically notified. Thought Rufus was in the backyard, but get a scan notification? Think again: Rufus is on the loose!
  • GPS Map – our customers’ #1 Favorite Feature is the GPS Map that is sent with the PetHub Scan Notification. Imagine how cool it will be to not just know that someone has scanned your pet’s tag, but also to see on a map where they are! We send you the GPS data we pulled from their phone.
  • Partner Discounts – Looking for insurance to help keep your pet protected if they go missing? We’ve got that and we’re adding more partners!

PetHub sent me two collars (complete with the engraved names and my cell number), I wish to thank them publicly for not making me choose between doodles. They sent me a collar for each!


Leo’s waiting patiently for me to take the photo so I can put his collar on and take them for a walk. Patient little fella…

I chose the “easy-release” version because Harley doesn’t care for the “jingle- jangle” sound that accompanies the hanging tags. They offer a variety of styles and colors for you to choose from. The collars are sturdy, soft, pliable, and I haven’t had a hair/fur matting issue which is something I’ve run into in the past.

Uploading the information was easy and user friendly and once the app was downloaded on my phone, I simply scanned and “voila” …


How sweet of them to use Leo’s PAWdorable face in the ad..

DH and the two legged children will scan their phones as well so we can all be in the loop…


DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated for this review. I was given two Personalized Nylon ScruffTag Easy-Release Digital Pet ID Collars. All opinions are my own!

Thanks for reading, share this post please so others may be informed also…


  • Yvonne Smith
    January 13, 2014

    Cathy I can see my ‘grand-dog’ Piper in this collar and me and my daughter’s mind being put at ease if Piper every got away from us because she was wearing one.

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 13, 2014

      Most definitely! Very easy process and their customer service is friendly, patience and very helpful. Thanks for reading.

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    January 13, 2014

    What a great idea. I love being able to use the collars with my smart phone; especially now that I have a smart phone that can do that 🙂

  • Cathy Bennett
    January 13, 2014

    I know right? Everybody keeps their cell phone close these days. I like the extra layer of protection for them, as well as someone having access to my telephone number right there in the collar. And, they can call PetHub 24/7 for additional assistance in finding you, J or whoever else you list as a POC. Many great features. Make sure you check with their customer service to ensure your phone is compatible. Just saying…

  • emma
    January 13, 2014

    Katie and I each have two chips (European and US) in different spots, our licenses and name tags, Bailie has the same, just one chip, though. We like this idea, they have a similar tag for luggage too now. What we are really interested in is a system that has a gps chip so you can actually track where your dog is, but we can’t remember what that is called. Best solution is to not run away from Mom!

  • Penny & Ullr
    January 15, 2014

    We LOVE that our tags no longer “bang on the bowl” when we eat and get a drink — a pup needs silence to concentrate on the important work of eating grub, ya know!

    AND, I (Penny the Boston Terror) really love that if I’m lost, no one has to reach around under my chin to get my tag to see my people’s information — that scares me, frankly. I love that they can just scan the scrufftag that sits on top of my collar…much less scary!

    Thanks, Leo & Harley for telling everyone about these pawsome collars from PetHub!

    Woofs & Wags!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 15, 2014

      WOOF Penny – We know exactly what you mean.That’s one of the main reasons why we didn’t wear a collar in the house (that and the fact our hair would mat up) but no worries now, AND the nylon material doesn’t mess with our hair. Doodle Mom loves that! Hey glad to hear from you, give our best to our other anipals at PetHub will ya?

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