IAMS Launches world-first mobile app to help find lost dogs through Adam&EveDDB
The New NOSEiD App Uses Image-Detection Technology to Identify Lost Dogs
19 April 2021
The Mars petcare brand IAMS is launching a beta version of a mobile app, designed by Adam&EveDDB, that uses technology to help identify dogs by their nose print, which is unique to each dog – much like a human fingerprint.
In the US 10 million pets are reported lost or stolen in the U.S. every year and the NOSEiD app seeks to reunite more lost dogs with their families. It launches this week during the US’s National Pet ID Week.
The NOSEiD app provides any person who finds a lost dog the tools they need to reunite it with its family, right in their smartphone. In addition to using the unique nose print of each dog as part of their pet profile, the app provides resources for pet owners and community members, such as an interactive map of lost dogs, robust pet profiles, a lost dog poster generator and more.
Pet owners can download the app and follow the prompts on the screen to make a profile for their dog, including scans of their dog’s nose and a physical description.
If a dog goes missing, the pet owner can report their dog as lost, and the missing dog alert will instantly be sent to other NOSEiD app users in their community. Anyone who finds a lost dog can use the app to check the lost dog profiles in the community, as well as scan the found dog’s nose to search the NOSEiD app for any matches. Once the dog has been identified, the finder can connect with the pet owner to reunite them with their dog.
“Pets are irreplaceable family members, and with the NOSEiD app, we’re hoping to help keep more pets in their loving homes and out of shelters – taking another step toward our goal of ending pet homelessness,” said 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.”
Adam&EveDDB built the app in collaboration with app development partner, Psycle Interactive. The NOSEiD app is available for Apple and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play Store.
Client: MARS PETCARE
Project/Campaign name: NOSEiD
Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim
Creative Director/s: Bradley Woolfe & Daniel Bailey
Digital Creative: Matt Osbourne
Executive Content Director: Simon Adamsom
Director of Digital Acceleration: Sara Chapman
Joint Head of Production: Cave Ellison
Agency digital producer/s: Budr Elnusairi
Experience Director: Drew Spencer
Executive Planning Director: Nick Hirst
Planning Director: Tom Sussman
Planner: Raf Gueper
Junior Planner: Kit Owens
Group Managing Director: Fiona McArthur
Managing Partner: Charlotte Cook
Account Director/s: Siena Shuttler & Cosmo Haskard
Account Manager/s: Harriet Carter & Megan Hill
Design: King Henry
Head of Design: Alex Fairman
Designer/s: Maurico Brandt & Martin Murphy
App Development Partner: Psycle