This app scans dogs' nose prints to help identify lost pups

NoseID was developed for Mars Petcare brand IAMS with agency Adam&Eve/DDB

Published On
Apr 21, 2021

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More and more of us having been getting dogs in the pandemic, but pooch companionship comes with a price—dogs go missing at an alarming rate.

According to Mars Petcare brand IAMS, one in three pets will be lost at some point in their life, and so the brand, together with agency Adam&Eve/DDB has developed an innovative new app to help owners to locate them when they go missing.

The app, NoseID, uses a dog's nose like a fingerprint to identify individual dogs using their unique biometric record. Owners scan their dog's nose then make a profile for the dog. If the dog goes missing, an alert will be sent to all other users of the app in their local community and whoever finds a lost dog can scan its nose to see if it matches the profile. According to Craig Neely, vice president of marketing at Mars Petcare, the app is "designed to be a community resource, so whether someone has a dog or not, they'll be able to join the NoseID community to help reunite lost dogs with their families in their own neighborhood."

The app has just debuted as a beta version in Nashville and the surrounding area, just in time for National Pet ID Week (April 17-23). Those outside the region can still download the app and sign up to be notified when it’s available in their city.

Available for both Apple and Android, the app is being supported by a campaign that includes digital ads, a Facebook channel, media and eventually, out-of-home billboards. 




Apr 21, 2021
Client :
Agency :
Adam & Eve/DDB
Richard Brim
Group Managing Director :
Fiona McArthur
Managing Partner :
Charlotte Cook
Executive Digital Director :
Simon Adamson
Director of Digital Acceleration :
Sara Chapman
Experience Director :
Drew Spencer
Joint Head of Production :
Cave Ellison
Creative Director :
Bradley Woolf
Creative Director :
Daniel Bailey
Digital Creative :
Matt Osbourne
Digital Producer :
Budr Elnusairi
Account Director :
Siena Shuttler
Account Director :
Cosmo Haskard
Account Manager :
Harriet Carter
Account Manager :
Megan Hill
Executive Planning Director :
Nick Hirst
Planning Partner :
Tom Sussman
Planner :
Raf Gueper
Junior Planner :
Kit Owens
Creative :
Zoe Nash
Creative :
Sali Horsey

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