Wednesday, July 10, 2013

REVIEW and Coupon: Scrufftag QR collars from

QR code tags are all the rage right now for pets. Each tag comes with a QR square, which can be scanned with a red laser app on any smartphone. It's linked to a directory, like PetHub, which stores contact information.

The QR codes range from simple to crazy -- there are even Disney and Star Wars QR code tags.

But I already have a tag for Lulu with my phone number on it.

So it seemed silly to me to get another tag. She is also microchipped, so how much more does protection does she need?

Well, 10 million dogs are lost every year, according to microchip company .

And beagles have bad habits of following their noses until they are far from home. Lulu has run off on me a couple times, and from a friend once.

Still, the idea of another tag seemed silly because if one tag gets ripped off, why not another?

But I love the idea of a QR tag COLLAR.

I got mine from, a dog gear website that specializes in personalized products.

The heavy-duty collar is woven very well. Lulu has had it for a few weeks, and it still looks like it did when I first pulled it out of the box. Lulu is usually very good at beating up her collars and harnesses. So I'm happy to see no fraying with this.

The nameplate is white and very clear, so it's very easy for any QR laser to read the QR code. It also lays well across Lulu's neck, so it is easy to scan. The plastic also has not worn, or scuffed. And the collar around the nameplate is dirty, so that's pretty impressive to me.

And when you do, this pops up:

It pulls up my contact info, and any important info about Lulu.

And, I got an email as soon as this profile is viewed, letting me know people have looked at Lulu's profile.

And by the way, all this is free from

How effective is the tag? has cataloged success stories of found dogs thanks to PetHub on their website.

  • Gives your pet another form of identification. (Should never replace a microchip though)
  • The collar is sturdy, as is the buckle and nameplate
  • Comes in lots of colors and styles
  • Collars come off just as easily as a tag can. 
  • Not everyone knows how to work a QR laser.
  • They are a little pricey -- $29.00.
 If you are interested in buying a collar, I have a coupon code for you from

Code:  beaglelife15
Deal:  15% Off Any Style QR Code Dog Collar, including the new reflective collar.

Expires:  September 1, 2013

DISCLAIMER:  I received my collar for free from to review.


  1. That is sooooooo cool!!! Such a shame they are a bit pricey.
    *high paws*

  2. Oh my dog, what a great idea! My dogs have had the same collars for eight years and I don't see us switching them out, but maybe with our next dogs ...

  3. We like the idea but we have tags with our info right now, so we don't need a qr code too. Maybe next time. I know they are the rage for luggage tags these days too!


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