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Posts tagged ‘lost dog’

Product review: blanketID tag

Back in August, Cate Hubbard, co-proprietor of blanketID, sent me one of her company’s ID tags to test and review. Included in the $24.99 (Canadian) price that she didn’t charge me is a year’s membership — which is $11.99, with discounts if you renew for multiple years. I have not been paid for this review, and I did not promise (and Cate did not request) that it would be positive.

There are sixteen tags in blanketID’s current line-up, ranging from girly  … Read more

USB flash drive for your dog’s collar

You say “how about a tag for your dog that contains a USB flash drive,” and the keep-it-simple crowd bursts into derisive laughter. Their argument: A tag with a flash drive is expensive and it’s pointless, since the person who finds your dog may not know what a flash drive is or may not have access to a computer. And who, besides you, needs a ton of information about your dog’s medical history and care requirements? All someone else needs  … Read more

A picture of your dog

It’s a good idea to bring a picture of your dog with you, at least on long trips, for two reasons. First, if your dog is lost while you’re traveling, you can act rapidly, giving copies of the photo to local animal shelters and rescue organizations, and creating lost-pet posters and handouts. Either carry a hard-copy photo with you, or upload a picture to a website (e.g., Flickr, SmugMug, FaceBook) so you can make a printout any time at FedEx  … Read more

Temporary dog ID tag

This is not my idea, but it’s brilliant. Petco and PetSmart both have machines that allow you to make, quickly and cheaply, an ID tag for your dog’s collar. Before you leave for a trip, make a tag showing the address where you will be, including a local telephone number, and clip it onto your dog’s collar with her regular ID tag. That way, if your Seattle-based dog is lost while you’re traveling in Southern California, the person who finds  … Read more