Dog collar id tags are a practical way to keep your pup safe!
The simple act of wearing his dog id tag could help prevent your puppy from becoming one of the scared, sad and lonely pets that sit in rescue centers and pounds all around the US!
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Even little puppies can cover a surprising distance on their short little legs (pretty quickly too) and frequently head out in unexpected directions... and that it can be a terrifying experience - for both of you!
It only takes a minute for Fido to nip out the front door, squeeze through a hole in the fence or 'make a break for it' on an outing.
No matter how hard you try, you may not be able to totally prevent Fido from finding the opportunity for his own 'great escape'.
But you can increase the chances of getting him back, by making sure he has some kind of identification on him at all times.
Now, strapping a wallet around his middle isn't a very viable option but there are several more suitable choices.
The simplest kind of identification is a dog collar name tag, firmly attached to little Fido's collar (which he wears at all times). There are lots of different styles of tags, from simple plastic discs to metal dog id tags, or even solid silver and jewel-encrusted versions!
No matter what design you choose, the id tag must included the following information:
Your address and an alternative telephone number are optional, but most dog id tags don't have space for this much information
Although better than no identification, a standard dog tag has it's limitations. If you're not at the telephone number on the tag, your dog's rescuer may not call back - or worse, choose to leave your pooch where he found him.
Some types of dog identification tags can get scratched, broken or rusty or the information becomes unreadable. If this happens your pet is at risk of heading straight to the local dog pound (and horrible as that is, it could be one of the best case scenarios!).
If you're a puppy owner, PLEASE make sure that your 'baby' wears his collar and dog collar and id tags at all times.
Remember to check regularly to make sure that it's still in place, and is readable.
Be especially vigilant about this when traveling - double check frequently.
There are few things more heartbreaking than losing a beloved pet, so do everything you can to keep your pup safe and help him find his way home.
You can use the NationalPetRegister.org website (a free, national database) to search for, or report, lost and found pets of all kinds.