Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Helping bring pet ID tags into the Smartphone and Web-centric 21st century, PetHub (http://www.pethub.com) today announced it will be the exclusive digital pet ID tag provider for the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). Providing NAPPS members with access to PetHub’s high quality digital ID pet tags at 40 percent off retail prices, NAPPS members gain immediate access to PetHub’s next generation of Smartphone and online protection and recovery services to differentiate their business, while also advocating the welfare of the animals in their care. PetHub's solution leverages Smartphones, QR codes, GPS technology, and its website to help provide critical information to anyone trying to help a lost or injured animal get home faster and safer.
“Pet sitting is quickly becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing industries and members of NAPPS are committed to removing any anxieties owners face when leaving their pet behind,” said John F. D’Ariano, president, National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. “With PetHub, NAPPS members have a great opportunity to make sure they always have access to a pet’s critical information so they can take immediate and proper action, helping minimize any potential trauma for the pet or its owner.”
The demand for PetHub’s digital ID tags fits right into the electronic health records movement by helping owners digitize their pet’s important records and making them accessible via Smartphones and the Web. PetHub’s tags go beyond listing a simple name and number to provide immediate, one-scan access via a Smartphone to a pet’s critical information such as emergency contacts, necessary medication, allergies, immunizations, vet and insurance providers, dietary needs, and much more. Anyone with a Smartphone (iPhone, Android, or Blackberry) can easily scan the PetHub ID tag or use the Web address on the front of the tag to access a pet’s critical information. Whenever the PetHub ID tag gets scanned with a GPS-enabled phone, owners receive an email or text message with the exact location of where the tag got scanned.
“One of the features we believe NAPPS members will be most excited about is how PetHub.com sends GPS notifications to the designated contact person for the animal when the tag is scanned,” said Tom Arnold, founder and CEO of PetHub. “Not only does this help protect the pet if they should ever get lost, but it also allows pet sitters to send location notifications throughout the day to let owners see a map of the pet’s daily activities.”
In addition, PetHub makes it easy for pet sitters to share information with owners, as well as groomers, vets and others who they are visiting while the pet is under their care, including offering immediate alerts to local shelters with up-to-date emergency information if a pet should ever get lost. PetHub also offers profiles for pets, making it easy for sitters to share fun details with owners about the pet’s daily activities. Pet Sitters who upgrade to PetHub’s gold protection package can also make sure that pets in their care are insured with $3,000 of emergency coverage to help a vet quickly respond. NAPPS members will also have access to more than 500 educational articles, business listings, and local destinations added by the PetHub community and experts.
PetHub’s digital ID tags will be on full display at Global Pet Expo booth (3176) in Orlando, Florida, which takes place February 29-March 2, 2012.
PetHub, Inc. (http://www.pethub.com) is focused on getting lost pets home faster and safer than ever before by utilizing current and new technologies, including QR code pet ID tags, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. PetHub’s products and services were recently recognized in the December 2011 issues of both Dog Fancy Magazine and Pet AGE Magazine, where the company was honored with an “Editors’ Choice Award” as well as a “Silver Seal Retailer Select” award. The company has multiple software patents pending. Facebook users can become a PetHub fan at http://www.facebook.com/PetHub or follow updates at http://Twitter.com/PetHub. See also a recent YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjR4YJbuabs.
NAPPS is the only national nonprofit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as "the most respected authority in professional pet sitting." It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS' free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service. To find a pet sitter in your area, check out NAPPS' nationwide "Pet Sitter Locator" at http://www.petsitters.org. For more information on NAPPS, please follow https://twitter.com/#!/TheNAPPS on Twitter or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheNAPPS.
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