One of a pet parents worst nightmares is to have a pet run off. How will you find Fluffy or Fido again? We lost our kitty Tom five years ago. He simply vanished. We did everything we could to find him but we never saw him again so we know the pain of a lost pet firsthand. There are many things you can do when you are trying to find a lost pet, but I want to introduce you to mobiPET – the world’s first photo amber alert for pets! Did you know that one in three pets will get lost during their lifetime, 10,000 pets are reported missing every week and without ID 90% of lost pets never return home. mobiPET is not available to the public yet, so you have a great opportunity to be one of the first to find out about and order your tags!
From registering your pet to issuing a lost pet alert, everything you need to do can be done right from your cellphone with mobiPET. By March 31st, 2014, mobiPET hopes to raise $15,000 to begin production. If you are interested in purchasing a mobiPET kit, they are offering a “one time, lifetime only” price of $24.95. The national launch retail price is set for $24.95 with an annual renewal fee of $9.95. The mobiPET kit consists of an engraved metal tag with a unique pet ID code along with three key tags with the text instructions on what to do if the pet goes missing. The company plans to start sending kits out in the second quarter of 2014. Right now mobiPET is only available in the USA, but they hope to branch out to Canada and other countries as the service gets rolling.
If your pet goes missing all you have to do is text the word LOST to firstname.lastname@example.org from your cellphone. Within five minutes of your notification the amber alert with an actual photo of your pet and owner contact information is sent out per email to all animal shelters, vets, and boarders within a thirty mile radius and by text to all registered neighbor’s cell phones within a two mile radius of where the pet went missing. If you are traveling, you will get a text message asking you to either verify or update your location and alerts will be sent to the area you are in. If you find a pet with a mobiPET tag, the directions to report the found pet are printed right on the tag as in the photo above. The other wonderful thing is that no one has to actually capture your pet. The alert is sent out even when the pet doesn’t have the tag on them. You will be alerted when your pet is spotted.
Another unique feature for those that don’t have a pet but would like to help your neighbors and friends find their lost pets, is that you can register to become a Pet Finder (for free). Simply go to www.mobipet.me and click on the tab Become a Pet Finder. When a pet goes missing and the owner requests the alert to be sent out, we will notify you at the address and/or cell phone number you entered.
I can say from Mom’s experience with registering our tags, the company is very customer service oriented. We had a couple requests and questions and they got back to us in a very timely manner. Registering was very easy and updating information is just as easy. All of us furry ones have name tags and chips, but this is a whole new level of help if we wander off. Below is a short video explaining just how mobiPET works.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I received free product to review. The opinions in this review are my own and not influenced by any outsider. I receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. mobiPET is not responsible for the content of this post.
mobiPET has given me the opportunity to hold a giveaway! Two lucky winners will be chosen, each will receive one mobiPET tag. mobiPET is not available to the public yet, making this a great opportunity to be one of the first to have a tag! Just fill out the Rafflecopter for your chance to win. Winners will be notified by email within 24 hours of the contest ending.