Setup Guide

(App available at commencement of Trial, October 2018)

Turn on Doggone dog tag by pushing thebutton positioned underneath the EXP date on the tag. An LED light will flash to signal that the tag has been turned on. The tag will remain on even if the button is pushed again.


Attach Doggone tag to your dog’s collar. Your dog should also wear it’s current Council registration tag during the trial.


Download free Doggone App (App Store for Apple; Play Store for Android). Search for “doggone”.


Open Doggone App and register your account – enter email address and create password.


Allow Bluetooth and location permissions in the App.


Enter your Validation Code (included with your dog tag – 8 characters) where indicated. You need to ensure that your validation code is entered in order to receive information about your dog. Other family members can also set up the App on their phones to receive your dog’s location information, but they will need to input your Validation Code when prompted.


Click on Add a pet to create your dog’s profile. Enter information about your dog and your preferred contact details in the relevant fields. A separate Virtual ID profile needs to be completed for every dog you own.


Only mark your dog as lost in the App if your dog is lost – all lost dog notifications are provided to Animal Control Officers at your Council.


If you need any help please feel free to get in touch with us either online at or by giving us a call on 0800 321 111. We’d love to hear your feedback and we will be in touch throughout the trial.