FurCode was good while it lasted, but, a reader tells us, “It would appear that Furcode.com has gone out of business and PetHub.com purchased their domain. They are offering a free replacement of the old Furcode tag with a PetHub tag but it ends on December 31[, 2017] . Just go to the old Furcode.com domain and it will redirect you to the details. Hope that helps!”
FurCode. Even the name is fun!
FurCode is a modern upgrade to the “dog tag“ of yesteryear. Look closely. See all those squiggly lines inside the square? That’s a QR code, and each one is unique to a specific pet. That QR code, when scanned with any smartphone, connects someone who finds your pet to the pet’s registration information online at Furcode.com. From there the pet owner can be contacted at home, at work, on his cell phone, Facebook page, e-mail, Twitter account or through his veterinarian.
That last option is especially attractive. If the pet owner isn’t reached, a lost pet can always be transported directly to the doctor’s office!
You control exactly how much information is visible to the person who finds your pet. The FurCode Team recommends that, at a minimum, you include your veterinarian’s name and phone number.
Don’t have a smartphone? No problem! On the reverse of every FurCode tag is a unique URL at Furcode.com that allows access to the same information worldwide.
You pay once for the FurCode tag. No maintenance fees. Your FurCode tag is guaranteed for life. Global shipping is free on every order.
If you move, change cellular carriers or take back your maiden name, changes to your profile are always free, and you make them yourself on your pet’s unique FurCode.com page.
The FurCode tag is durable, lightweight aluminum. The information is laser-etched, so it can’t be scratched off. Lose your tag? Replacements are free.
A FurCode tag is an excellent adjunct to a microchip. Microchips are invisible, so people who aren’t in animal-related professions might not think to take a stray to a veterinarian or shelter to have it scanned. However, anyone can take one look at the FurCode tag, see a URL, plug it into a browser and find the owner’s information. Or, see the QR code and give it a quick scan with his phone.
See you Monday, Dr. Randolph.