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The Text-4133 Reunite Service

Doggone is on a mission to reunite lost pets with their owners through the power of everyday technology.

With 1 in 3 pets going missing during their life time, it’s important to have an immediate way to be reunited with them.

Doggone’s text reunite service uses super fast and reliable SMS technology, allowing anyone to immediately help reunite your lost pet by simply free-texting their tag number to 4133. You can share important medical or behavioural information about your pet too.

Doggone provides pet owners with the ultimate in peace of mind, and benefits the whole community with its easy, immediate and fail-proof solution.

Doggone cares about the environment – our text tags are made from recycled plastic and designed to last your pet’s lifetime.

For $2 a month you can relax knowing your pet won’t be sleeping ruff!

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Enjoy peace of mind with the Doggone text tag!

Doggone’s text reunite service allows anyone to immediate reunite a lost pet – providing critical information to the finder in less than five seconds; allowing for hassle free, stress free and cost free reunites.

Simply texting your pet’s unique tag number to Doggone’s free text reunite service (text 4133), the finder receives an immediate text message with a link to your chosen phone number. And if there’s something important to know about your pet such as a medical condition, the finder will receive that information too.

Doggone’s text reunite service is easy to use, guaranteed, and helps keep our four-legged friends safe and sound with those who love them.

We hear the stories every day … someone has found a lost pet but hasn’t been able to reunite it. Either there’s no information, the phone number is not current or details have scratched off the tag. With Doggone that won’t happen!  Our service provides an immediate response to the finder with a link to your contact number. You can update information about your pet or your contact details at any time in the secure Doggone app, feeling confident that the right information will always be available.

The Doggone text tags are UV coated, so unlike metal tags, the details won’t scratch off. The tags are ideal if your pet is reactive to reflective light and they’re quiet and comfortable for your pet to wear.

During our two year pilot with 4,000 pet owners in Lower Hutt, Doggone reunited over 1,600 lost dogs with their owners through the text service. On average, that’s more than two dogs reunited every day of the week! Many pet owners refer to Doggone as the best insurance policy they’ve ever had for their fur-baby.

Following this success, Doggone’s text reunite service is now available to pet owners all over New Zealand!

Doggone is purrfect for cats too!

How it works:
4133 free-text service

Doggone’s free 4133 text service provides an immediate response and is available to anyone so that they can help reunite a lost pet with its owner.

Every Doggone text tag has a unique number, which is linked to the owner’s contact phone number. On the other side of the tag is a prompt to text the tag number to 4133 if the pet looks lost.

If your pet does a runner and is found by someone, they simply text its tag number to 4133 and they’ll immediately receive your nominated contact by return text, allowing for an immediate reunite. And for those who might need additional assistance, Doggone’s 0800 number is printed on every tag.

As the pet owner you can change the contact phone number in the Doggone app any time, making sure the right person can always be contacted! All changes made in the App are live immediately.

The Doggone text tag is included in the cost of your subscription. If you lose your pet’s tag, Doggone will provide one replacement, free of charge, per year.

We guarantee, or we pay the fee!

If someone finds your pet and texts its tag number to 4133, your preferred contact number will be texted straight back – 24/7, 365 days a year! If the number isn’t texted straight back, and your dog is impounded, we’ll pay your impoundment fee.

The Doggone App

When you receive your Doggone text tag, download the free Doggone app and follow the simple prompts to confirm your contact details assigned to your pet’s profile.

We know that pets often have more than one pet parent, so as the pet’s owner you can update contact details in the App to make sure the right person can be contacted when it matters! You can also add or update information about your pet in the App. All changes are live immediately.

The App has a couple of other very useful features:

  • Add essential information about your little buddy, such as a medical condition or behavioural issue.  This information will be shared with anyone that finds your pet when they use the 4133 text service.
  • Receive reminders about vaccinations, worming, health checks, dog registration and pet birthdays, so you never miss anything important!

Think of the App as your pet’s personal assistant.

All information in your pet’s profile is secure and password protected.

Download the App for free

1

Open the App Store (Apple) for iPhones (iOS)
or Play Store (Google) for Android

2

Search “Doggone reuniting dogs”

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Tap to install the App:
Get (Apple)
Install (Android)

Doggone are in discussion with Councils around New Zealand to offer Doggone as an official dog registration tag, to provide further value for your registration dollar, and greater safety for your dog.

Dogs don’t belong in Pounds, and with Doggone’s text reunite service, lost dogs can be reunited with their owners immediately.

 

Register your interest with Doggone + Your Council

Doggone’s Smart Tag

With 1 in 3 pets going missing during their life time, it’s important to be able to keep tabs on them, and to have a way to be quickly reunited.

During our two year pilot with pet owners in Lower Hutt, Doggone reunited over 1,650 lost dogs! Following this hugely positive impact, and taking into account the feedback from the 4,000 pet owners involved, we have been busy working to further develop our product. We are super excited to be offering our next-generation tag – the Doggone 4G GPS Smart Tag.

The Doggone Smart Tags transmit a pet’s location directly from the tag itself using GPS, and can be viewed in the Doggone app by the pet’s owner, giving them 24/7 visibility of their pet’s location and movements.

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The Smart Tag

The tags work where there is cell coverage and they have unlimited range. Location accuracy can be to less than five metres (outdoors).

Doggone’s innovative GPS Smart Tags use fast and reliable 4G technology to allow for the quick reunite of a pet with its owner, should they wander. Using the 4G network is the best way to track a pet.  It is faster and more reliable than 2G and 3G. Doggone kept this in mind when developing their new 4G Smart Tag to make sure it stood the test of time. Some carriers have already started shutting off their 2G and 3G networks, which will affect any devices using those networks.

The Doggone Smart Tag is small and lightweight, meaning it’s suitable for small dogs and cats too; and it’s waterproof to IP67 standard.

If someone finds a lost pet, they can immediately contact the owner by pressing the clearly marked button on the front of the tag.  The tag then functions like a phone, and through the tag’s speaker, the finder and pet owner can discuss arrangements to reunite the pet. Three numbers can be loaded on the button, to make sure the finder can get hold of one of the pet’s carers.

How it works:
Doggone's Smart Tag

Doggone’s GPS Smart Tags, together with the Doggone app, have been specifically designed to help reunite lost pets with their owners – quickly and safely, with the minimum of fuss.

The tag has two main settings:

Standard mode – with sightings able to be set every ten minutes or hourly.

Sleep mode – power saving mode. In this mode, it will only record sightings if your pet moves.

The tag can also provide more frequent position updates, approximately once per minute, which is ideal if you need to know where your pet is right now.

Location sightings for your pet are displayed in the Doggone App and effectively provide a bread crumb trail of your pet’s movements.

Anyone can help to quickly reunite a lost pet with its rightful owner. Anyone finding a lost pet can immediately contact the owner by pressing the clearly marked button on the front of the tag.  The tag then functions like a phone, and through the tag’s speaker, the finder and pet owner can discuss arrangements to reunite the pet. Three numbers can be loaded on the button, to make sure the finder can get hold of one of the pet’s carers.

The Doggone App

The Doggone app is available on both iOS and Android. It is free and very simple to use.

App allows pet owner to:

  • View pet and its location (displays all pets and their locations if more than one pet)
  • Request real-time location for your pet
  • Set 10 minute or 60 minute tracking interval
  • Set sleep mode (battery saving)
  • View unlimited location history for your pet
  • Set virtual boundary and receive notification if you pet leaves designated area
  • Update information about your pet
  • Update your contact details
  • Nominate three phone numbers for your pet in case of an emergency
  • Nominate other family members or friends to also be a ‘carer’ for your pet, giving them visibility of your pet’s movements
  • Set useful reminders for vaccinations, worming, medical checks and your pet’s birthday!
  • Receive low-battery notification for your GPS tag

Download the App for free

1

Open the App Store (Apple) for iPhones (iOS)
or Play Store (Google) for Android

2

Search “Doggone reuniting dogs”

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Tap to install the App:
Get (Apple)
Install (Android)

Creating your Pet's Virtual ID Profile

A virtual ID is simply an ID that is stored in the Cloud – as opposed to written down somewhere.

Your pet’s virtual ID profile is created by you, its owner, and is stored by Doggone in the Cloud. When creating your pet’s ID profile, you simply enter information about your pet that would help you be reunited with them. Some of the fields within the profile are mandatory (e.g. pet’s name, owner’s phone number).

You can update your contact details and/or your pet’s details at any time, and as often as you like, in the Doggone app. Updated information is live immediately.

If you have a need to remain anonymous, or if you don’t have a cell phone, you can nominate an alternate contact on your pet’s profile, or opt to select Doggone’s 0800 321 111 number so that the team at Doggone can contact you directly.

You can have more than one carer listed against your pet’s profile – which comes in very handy when you’re a million miles away from the action!  Simply ask your pet’s other carers to download the Doggone app and create an account.  Then visit https://doggone.co.nz/multiplecarers/ and complete the form.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 0800 321 111 and one of our customer service team will be only too happy to help.

No member of the public has access to any information about your pet or its location, other than you. Your pet’s virtual ID is password protected to ensure your privacy and security of information.

Doggone is fully compliant with the Privacy Act.

'Report Wandering’ feature

Anyone with the Doggone app on their phone can use the ‘Report Wandering’ feature to help reunite you with your pet.

By tapping on the ‘Report Wandering’ button, and then selecting the ’Someone Else’s’ button, a photo of all pets within 60 metres that are wearing a Doggone Bluetooth tag will be displayed.  Simply identify the wandering pet from the photos displayed and a notification will be sent to that pet’s owner alerting them that their pet is out wandering alone.  If your Doggone Bluetooth tag is an official Council dog registration tag, the animal management team at Council will also be notified so that they can assist if required.

If a photo of the wandering pet does not appear, it’s either because the owner hasn’t uploaded a photo of their pet yet, or their pet is not wearing a Doggone Bluetooth tag.

The ‘Report Wandering’ feature is one of the many unique features of Doggone and it has a registered patent (Registered Patent 747763).    In addition, Doggone has a patent pending for the full Doggone service, and an Innovation Patent in Australia.

We are about to unleash big things!

Our new website is coming soon!

But wait there’s more …. 

Doggone’s much anticipated GPS Smart Tag is about to be released.

To experience true peace of mind that comes from always knowing where your pet is, pre-order now!

Discount available for all pre-orders.