Doggone’s innovative IT-based solution has been specifically designed to help reunite dog owners with their lost dogs – quickly, efficiently and safely.
For dog owners whose Council is partnering with Doggone, you can upgrade to a Doggone Bluetooth registration tag, either at the time of registering your dog or any time during a dog registration year. Your Doggone registration tag will be your dog’s official Council registration tag.
Once you’ve received the Doggone Bluetooth registration tag, you create a Virtual ID profile for your dog in the App. This ensures that all sightings of your dog are recorded, and visible to you as the dog’s owner, in your dog’s Location History in the App.
The Doggone Bluetooth tag acts as a beacon, sending out multiple signals every second, looking for any nearby phones with the Doggone app installed. Whenever a dog wearing a Doggone tag comes within 60 metres of a phone that has the Doggone app installed, the tag will be ‘discovered’ by the App and will automatically record a sighting of the tag using the phone’s GPS. The sighting shows the location of the phone at the time the tag and the App interacted. Every sighting is date and time stamped. The sighting is only ever visible in the dog owner’s app and never on the phone that created the sighting. All sightings made by other devices are sent anonymously and encrypted.
You can use the App to mark your dog as missing and you’ll receive real-time notifications of all new sightings of your dog – providing a bread crumb trail for your dog every time it passes a phone with the Doggone app installed. If you mark your dog as missing on the App your local animal control team will be notified, so that they too, can help quickly reunite you with your dog.
If someone in the wider community who has the Doggone app on their phone sees your dog out wandering alone, they can quickly and easily mark your dog as wandering on their phone and you will receive a real-time notification of its location. In addition to this, every Doggone registration tag has a unique registration number printed on it, so anyone who finds your dog can access your emergency contact number by texting your dog’s registration number to Doggone’s free-text service, 4133.