Why do you need a pet registry?

Why do you need a pet registry?

You’ve never needed one before. Why should you get one now? There are many reasons why a pet registry is invaluable. Most of them are not pleasant to think about, which is why most people don’t subscribe to a registry. Many registries are a place to log contact information in case you and your pet become separated. Pet*iD is a lot more than a simple registry. We set out to solve a problem we saw for pets. What we’ve grown into is more of a hub for all of your pet security needs. The following are the top 4 reasons you need to get Pet*iD for any pet today.

  • We are the top searched website when it comes to pet identification. The fact is we get calls every day from people thinking they are registered at petid.com. I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me thinking they are registered with us and if we look at the pet tag, we know right away they are not protected with Pet*iD. Which is why Pet*iD allows you to add any ID number, photos, and description for each pet to their entry.
  • Microchips are a way to identify your pet but they are not fail-safe by themselves. Microchip companies will tell you that your pet should wear a tag to alert those who may find him or her that they have a microchip. A third party such as a shelter or veterinarian is needed to be able to read the microchip. This means that the pet has to be taken in somewhere and if left it there, can end up in the mix of shelter pets waiting for adoption. Microchips can migrate and may not be found where they were implanted. Also they are not GPS locators. A microchip, (implanted with a needle) can identify an owner if the owner’s information is up-to-date. At Pet*iD we recognize that many pet parents choose this option. So we have a microchip lookup in our system as well as a place to input a microchip number as an addition to your account. With your registry at petid.com, your information is protected unless you choose to show it, which you can do anywhere at any time. If you’re pet goes missing, you can easily update and add other contact info.
  • Rabies vaccinations and other verifications can be done by your vet. There are many occasions when a pet parent is asked for vaccination information. This may be when getting nails clipped, or traveling to a fun location! With your registration at Pet*iD, not only do you have a place to add dates, but your veterinarian can log in and verify that the vaccination was in fact given. This can also help if your pet ever gets picked up. There is a cost to check for rabies vaccinations, and some places that don’t have the funds for this may put your pet down after waiting the appropriate amount of time all because they couldn’t tell if the pet had been vaccinated.
  • Having a pet means keeping on top of things. Just like keeping your own calendar, your pet may need to keep track of dates that you just forget to check. We’ll email you when your pet needs vet appointments, and with important things going on in pet industry. At Pet*iD we are fully committed to helping you be a responsible pet parent.

Bottom line is that we care about pets. We have set up Pet*iD to be a one stop shop for all of your pet’s security needs. We know you’re busy; by registering at petid.com you will have peace of mind that your furry family member is getting the best protection possible!

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Beagle in purple pillow

Image courtesy of Alex Ugalek at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Calico Kitten

At Pet*iD we think of our pets as members of our family. They are so important to our home that we have a sign you see right when you walk in the door that says “my kids have paws”.   Over the years I’ve had many pets including dogs, iguanas, birds, fish, and a snake. I’ll be the first to admit that the snake was my husband’s and I wasn’t very fond of it. But the rest of them brought hours of joy. I currently have two dogs, Denver and Nix. I never thought of myself as much of a cat person. But wanted to share the following story with you:

My cat, Cali

She showed up on our doorstep with two of her siblings. It was late February and there was still snow on the ground. “We are not cat people” I kept reminding myself as I picked up the phone to call my husband. What were we going to do with kittens? His reaction was pretty much what I figured. He didn’t want them in the house. So I sat there for the next couple of hours hearing their small kitten meows and then I sighed, a little paw on the window. My heart melted and I vowed to protect them if I could.

My husband came home and made up a bed in the garage out of the cold. He brought them water and some food. We watched them grow up throughout the summer. They had free reign of the yard and seemed like very happy little kittens. Cali was much more playful and friendly than the other two. She wanted to be held and liked to be in my lap. Of course she had to be a calico cat too! I used to dye my hair multiple shades of red, brown and blonde and called it my calico cat hair.

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Cali, sleeping in my office chair

I knew winter would come eventually and I was struggling with what to do. The other kittens had grown much more distant and we had seen them very rarely. Cali was different though, she called every morning to my husband who would go out to feed her and bring her water. She seemed to wait for us on the driveway and we would see her scamper out of our way whenever we drove up. Sometimes I would catch her trying to run into the house and I began to wonder what it would be like to have a cat as a pet. Well it was a sacrifice since both my husband and I are highly allergic but Cali became an indoor/outdoor cat.

It made me so very relieved to know that she was safe and sound when it started to get very cold out. We had a deal, if she were to mark the house in any way, she would go outside permanently. She was funny like that though, she went out with the dogs and she hunted in the evenings, but she would come in when I was ready for bed.

She slept on my stomach which made my little terrier very jealous. But over-all she was a joyful addition to the house. She could jump up to the kitchen counter where I kept a little bowl of milk away from our dogs. She liked to sleep in my office chair, curled into a ball.

The last time I saw her, I was heading out to a restaurant to have brunch with my sister. It was a crisp but sunny day and I let her out as I was leaving. When I got home I called to her but she was nowhere in sight. She didn’t come in that evening and while it’s been over a month, the pain is still very fresh. I wonder throughout the day what could have happened to her. I miss her terribly and we didn’t even have her for a year. Pets are so dear and special. They are little independent creatures but we are their protectors. I would give anything to have her back. Nothing can ever take away the joyful, playfulness, and spontaneity that she brought to our house. So even though she is gone, I will always remember how much fun we had with her. And that, I wouldn’t trade for the world.

I think about her a lot. I always think the same thing “Why didn’t I put a Pet*iD tag on her?” I have no answer. I think of her playful, loving nature and wonder if someone scooped her up. I wonder if she was hurt (or worse) and had no one to claim her. If she did get picked up, was she adopted out? You can bet both of my dogs have Pet*iD tags. The best thing for peace of mind is to get yours registered. I thought she would always be there, but now she will always be in my heart.

10 reasons you need petid.com

pp-our-pupPetid.com offers you the most complete pet registry available. Here are the top 10 reasons you need Pet*iD.

10) You have a pet
9) Animals are naturally curious, and can get in a bind
8) Pets can’t speak for themselves
7) You want a registry that allows your vet to varify vaccinations
6) You want access to update information wherever you are whenever you like
5) You want a free, indestructible tag with a Pet*iD number, the website address and an 800# all stamped on it
4) Access to a national and global network is important
3) Your pet has multiple tag numbers and you want any and all of them added to your registration
2) You want reminders when vaccinations and other updates are due
1) Your pet is more than ‘like family’, your pet IS family

 

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