Digital Licensing For Your Pet
APPLYING FOR A NEW LICENSE
You will automatically receive the new license tag at NO additional charge when you purchase a new, first-time license.
RENEWING AN EXISTING LICENSE
If your pet is already licensed and the license is due for renewal, you can upgrade to the new license tag for an additional $10. Once you receive your new license tag, you can discard the old license tag, as your old license number will be replaced with a new license number. Click here to renew your license and order a new license tag: http://www.licensepet.com/yolocounty
REQUESTING A REPLACEMENT LICENSE TAG
If your license is NOT due, you can still replace your old license tag with the new license tag for $10. Click here to order your replacement tag: https://licensepet.com/wl3/reg/yolowl
IMPORTANT! You are NOT required to upgrade/replace your existing license tag. You may keep your existing license tag, and we will continue to provide licensing support for the life of your pet. However, you will not be eligible to receive the benefits that come with the new license tag: https://www.pethub.com/#how-it-works
NEW DIGITAL PET LICENSE TAG
SPREAD THE WORD. THERE’S A NEW TAG IN TOWN!
The Yolo County Animal Shelter is moving into the digital age by partnering with PetHub to offer pet owners the next generation of license tags.
You may already be familiar with our current license tags, which are a decades-old design, comprised of stainless steel and engraved on only one side with the license number and the shelter’s identity.
Designed and powered by PetHub, the new “digital” license tags have undergone a complete makeover with the addition of high-quality printing, color, and a white coating to improve legibility and readability. Both sides are fully utilized by displaying the shelter’s identity, logo, and phone number on one side AND a six-digit license number, QR code, and PetHub’s toll-free number and website on the other side.
WHAT IS A QR CODE?
The “digital” part of the tag lies in the QR code. A QR (“Quick Response”) code is a type of barcode label consisting of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background. A QR code can be scanned and read by an imaging device (such as a smartphone’s camera) and contains embedded data about the item where the code is printed on. A QR code is similar to a UPC barcode, which is commonly found on product packaging. However, a QR code can be scanned quicker, can store more information, and can store that information in a more efficient method than a UPC barcode can.
HOW THE NEW TAG PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR PET
This new license tag provides an extra layer of protection for your pet. Not only is your license registered with the Yolo County Animal Shelter but you can also register your “digital” tag with PetHub. You have the ability to create a free online account at PetHub.com and link your tag to your pet’s profile through the QR code. If your pet goes missing and someone finds your pet wearing this tag, the finder can use a smartphone’s camera to scan the QR code, view the contact info on your pet’s profile, and immediately contact you or someone on your trusted list in order to reunite your pet with you. Your account is safe and secure because you control what information in your pet’s profile is visible and what is not.
If the finder does not have a smartphone or does not know how to scan a QR code, there are two other ways. First, the finder can call the phone numbers printed on the tag, one of which connects to PetHub’s call center (available 24/7) and the other to the Yolo County Animal Shelter. After the finder provides the license number, we’ll connect you to the finder. Second, the finder can go to PetHub’s website (also printed on the tag), enter the license number, and view your contact info. Best of all, your pet is protected around the clock.
NOTE: Newer iPhone and Android models come with a built-in QR code reader. If your smartphone does not, you can download PetHub’s app or any other free reader app.
ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT IN 3 EASY STEPS
STEP 1: Create your free online profile at https://www.pethub.com/Yolo Add your name, email, and phone number(s). You also have the option to add your address and additional contacts as well as your pet’s information (including your vet, vaccination history, allergies, medications, behavioral conditions, and much more). https://www.pethub.com/join
STEP 2: Link your profile and your license tag by entering your pet’s six-digit license number.
STEP 3: Choose your level of protection by subscribing to PetHub’s Basic Service or Premium Service.
Need help creating or managing your account? Check out PetHub’s frequently asked question:
PETHUB’S BASIC SERVICE AND PREMIUM SERVICE
With each license tag, you have access to PetHub’s FREE Basic Membership . . .
- Online Storage of Your Information – Enter your contact information and your pet’s information into your PetHub account and link your account to your pet’s license number
- Lost Pet Call Center – PetHub’s Pet Hotline is staffed 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week by humans, not an automated computer
- Lost Pet Poster – Ability to create a lost-pet poster for printing and sharing
- Pet Resource – PetHub’s website offers over 500 searchable articles to help you raise and nurture your pet
Or, upgrade to PetHub’s Premium Membership and receive additional benefits . . .
- Community Alerts – When you report your pet as “missing” on PetHub’s website, PetHub will send a virtual “Lost Pet” notification to local shelters, rescue groups, vet offices, pet professionals, and the PetHub community
- Tag Scan Notification – If someone finds your pet and scans the QR code on the tag, you’ll be notified with a text alert and/or email alert.
- Social Sharing – Have your lost-pet poster shared on social media to spread the word even faster
- Discounts – Receive special offers from PetHub’s partners
Learn more about PetHub’s Basic and Premium Subscription Services https://pethub.ladesk.com/806506-Premium–Basic-Subscriptions
Have questions? Check out PetHub’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)