With the Fourth of July approaching fast, I am feeling lucky that Chester and Gretel don’t react to fireworks that much. They may get a little needy or tremble a bit when the fireworks are close but they don’t pace, cower or run.
I know that all dog parents are as lucky as I am though.My Grandma’s dog, left alone in the garage one Fourth of July night, climbed the shelves of canning jars. The shelf fell over and all of the jars broke so his paws were all bloody when we got home. My friend’s dog used to literally climb the fence and frantically run around the neighborhood.
More animals go missing around the Fourth of July than any other time of year. According to the article 5 fast ways to find your lost pet by WebVet, posting a lot of lost pet flyers and contacting shelters are two keys to getting your pet back.
Both of those things take a lot of time and time is of the essence when looking for a lost pet.
I want to tell you about this great pet ID Tag, BlankedID.
The basics are that BlanketID is a stylish tag with a lot of cute designs to choose from. The tag has a serial number on it that anyone who finds your pet can type into the BlanketID website to see a full profile of your pet that you have created. That’s where the magic begins.
You can visit the BlanketID website to get the lowdown on how the tag works but I think the two most important features for finding your lost pet are the lost pet posters and automatic lost pet alerts.
When you create an online profile for your pet, a lost pet poster is automatically generated with a photo, description, contact information and any other medical and identification details you have listed. If your pet IS lost all you have to do is go to your computer and hit print. BAM! The posters are ready to distribute to your neighborhood and post at key locations.
The moment you know your pet is missing you can visit BlanketID on your computer or cell phone and report your pet lost with a click of a button. BAM! An email alert (including the lost poster that was created) is automatically sent to local rescues, shelters, animal hospitals, pounds, SPA offices and local BlanketID members. The icing on the cake is that you enter the location your pet was last seen when you identify them as lost and “local” becomes “near that location” (so the broadcast location is not fixed).
If some one finds your pet, then this happens
So anyway, we can’t say enough good things about BlanketID. I know I feel much safer knowing Chester and Gretel are wearing them in case they DO ever run off. Check out the BlanketID tag collection. They also have designs that, when purchased, help save animals.
BlanketID tags are $24.99 and come with a one-year membership (it’s as little as $7 a year annually after that for membership). I have a cool deal for you though. Through the end of July you can use the DISCOUNT CODE “hotdog” (without the parenthesis) for $5 off your tag.
Disclosure: Way back when (two years ago or so I think) we did receive one BlanketID at no cost in exchange for our honest review. I loved how stylish it was and all the cool things it did so I bought a second one for Gretel. I am telling you about them now purely because of how awesome I think they are. The code was NOT offered to write this post. I let BlanketID know I wrote this post and, because I have a good relationship with them, they generously offered me a code to give to you.