Support TVMF with a Digital Pet ID Tag!


While people occasionally post open house or yard sale signs in their neighborhoods, the most common are missing pet signs. Pets go missing every day, and the people who lose them all wonder the same thing: will I ever see Fluffy or Fido again?

Microchipping your pet is a great way to ensure that it finds its way home to you should it ever get lost. It’s a safety net that can help pet owners feel more confident. It’s a permanent addition to a pet that can help share relevant information that can reconnect a pet with its human. Even so, there are some important reasons to consider why a microchip isn’t enough for ensuring your pet will find its way back to you if it’s ever lost.

  • There’s no visual indicator
  • The information on a chip can be harder to verify and update
  • Sometimes shelters don’t scan for a microchip
  • You don’t get updates if your pet’s chip is scanned
  • You can’t scan a chip with your phone

As National Pet Identification Week, which runs from April 15-21, comes to a close we’d like to offer an additional method of microchipping your pet, a TVMF PetHub Digital Pet ID tag.

So, what’s a “digital” pet ID tag, you may ask? These are tags that use technologies like QR codes, NFC chips, and/or web address with unique codes printed on or embedded into the ID tag that link to a comprehensive, online profile. And, in the case of TVMF PetHub tags, a 24/7 Call Center phone number is also printed on every tag.

“Why do I need some fancy-schmancy tag when the old simple aluminum one with my cell phone number works just fine?”

  1. Multiple emergency contacts –Your cell, your landline (if, in 2018, you still have a landline), your work extension, your neighbor(s), family member, your pet sitter, your dog walker, your vet – as many phone numbers and emails as you wish can be on your FREE online profile that is linked to your pet’s digital ID.
  2. Update anytime, anywhere — Let’s say you go on vacation and leave Fergus and Muffin with a pet sitter. No need to get a new ID tag – just log into your account and make the pet sitter’s contact information primary. Moving? Getting a new phone number? No need to change the tag…a few quick keyboard strokes and mouse clicks and your pet’s ID is updated and ready to go!
  3. Critical medical data – If your pet has diabetes, epilepsy, allergies, vital medication or any major medical issue – this can be listed on the online profile linked to the ID tag. This could be the difference between life and death if your pet is in a crisis situation away from you.
  4. All information is one place and ready to go – The benefit of having all of your pet’s critical data (including photographs) already in one place, like on a profile, is immense in this situation…it’s all there and ready to use with instant lost pet posters, a shelter alert system and more.
  5. Powerful protection linked to one single tag – PetHub’s system is not just a tag attached to a collar. It is a hub of available protective services:
    • Free online profile that holds all your pet’s identification data – you can link rabies ID, municipal license number and even a microchip number can be listed on the profile.
    • Free 24/7 Found Pet Hotline – a call center where real-live, super compassionate and helpful human beings are available around the clock to answer the toll-free number printed on the PetHub tag and help your pet get home.
    • Community Alert System – over 13K shelters and rescues, as well as veterinarians, pet sitters and other pet care professionals can be sent a virtual lost pet poster when your pet is missing (not all at the same time, mind you – just those in a 50-mile radius of where your pet is lost.)
    • Instant notifications with GPS mapping – when your pet is found, you know when and where they are and can get to them quicker than ever (optional premium service.)

It’s really a no-brainer when you look at all the benefits of adding a digital ID pet tag for your four-legged best friend!

And the best part about the TVMF PetHub digital ID tag?

$10.00 of every PetHub* tag purchased goes directly to the TVMF PALS program which provides veterinary care free of charge to pets belonging to homebound community members receiving Meals on Wheels services.


*PetHub Digital ID tag is $12.00 and includes shipping.