Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    oneplustwo is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    .
    Posts
    2,091

    Default What info is on your dog's ID tag?

    We just got a puppy, and I'm planning to order her an ID tag. What info do you have on your pet's tag? The Boomerang site where I'll probably order suggests putting your own name, phone # and street address along with your dog's name, but is all of that really useful or a good idea? Just wondering what others do and why.
    “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will,
    and the other from a strong won’t.” Henry Ward Beecher

    Worry is like a rocking chair ~ it keeps you busy but it doesn't get you anywhere.

    for Sandy Hook Elementary School

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    2,601

    Default

    I do, although the info has rubbed down so much I really need to order new ones.

    Make sure you do a cell phone number vs. home number, IMO, because if you are out of town or out looking for your dog, you want them to call where they will get in touch with you.

    I'm not so sure a street address is also necessary, although I have found and returned dogs before (pre-kids) and if I had had a street address, I might have just walked the dogs home vs. keeping them in my yard until the owner came and got them. That actually would have been easier because I had to keep my own dogs in the house and they were going nuts with two stranger dogs in our yard.

    Edit to add: I don't think including your own name is necessary.
    Angie

    Mom to
    DD- 9/09-9/09
    DS- 4/2011
    DS2- 10/2012

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    22,684

    Default

    I have my dog's name and my cell number. I do think it is worthwhile to put a street address on and I probably should get a new tag with that information. I once returned a dog who had managed to escape his backyard and was only a couple of houses away. It would have been much harder had he not had a tag with his address as I didn't have my cell on me or a leash.

    Catherine

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Posts
    5,637

    Default

    Dog's name, address (including city and state--you never know), home phone, DH cell phone, my cell phone

    He also wears his rabies tag and county registration tag. The vet can track us down by looking up the tag, as can the county. So he has a "3fer" on his tags!
    Rebecca, mom to:
    Ben '02
    Cate '05
    Simon--the King Charles cutie
    RIP Andy, the furry first child, 1996-2012

    "The task of any religion is not to tell us who we are entitled to hate but to teach us who we are required to love."

  5. #5
    twowhat? is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,637

    Default

    We don't put an address on ours. We include:

    Front:
    Dog's name
    2 phone numbers (DH and my cell)
    chip ID number, and URL (e.g. www.24petwatch.com)
    24petwatch 1-800 number

    Back:
    vet's name
    vet's phone number
    rabies tag number

    I know it's controversial to include the microchip ID, but I decided better to have it than not.

    I highly recommend boomerang tags! They engrave very deeply and I LOVE their colored plastic tags - they last YEARS and they are thick, strong, deeply engraved (with either black or white showing through the engraving depending on the tag color), and with a stainless steel rivet. The first set we ordered 7 years ago are still like new - no rubbing off AT ALL. I only ordered another set because I wanted to update the rabies tag number and because I wanted to change the color And they can engrave both front and back so we can get lots of info on the tag.
    Last edited by twowhat?; 09-18-2012 at 11:05 PM.
    5-year-old twin girls

  6. #6
    miki is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,022

    Default

    Dog's name, cell number, and the words "Reward If Found" to encourage the finder to call us asap.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    605

    Default

    Pet's Name
    Street Address
    City, State
    My cell phone #
    DH Cell phone #

    We live in an area with lots of dogs on our street and our lab has been walked home by people several houses down many a time so I think it's helpful to have the street address.

  8. #8
    doberbrat is offline Sapphire level (2000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    2,785

    Default

    Pet's Name
    Street Address
    City, State
    home #
    cell #

    as an aside, the Boomerang tags are THE BEST. I had one slip off a collar after I used the hose to bathe the dog and it spent a year outside before I found it. Through the snow, rain etc. and its still just as perfect as all of the others (ie, basically look new)

    Sadly, the tags outlast the dogs.
    dd1 10/05
    dd2 11/09
    and 2 cocker spaniels

  9. #9
    o_mom is online now Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Central IN
    Posts
    13,630

    Default

    We also had my parents' phone number on the tag since we visit them frequently.
    Mama to three boys ('03, '05, '07)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    2,601

    Default

    Shouldn't a zip code be sufficient in lieu of city/state?

    And as far as the microchip ID, our dogs are both microchipped, but they have a separate tag with the microchip number.
    Angie

    Mom to
    DD- 9/09-9/09
    DS- 4/2011
    DS2- 10/2012

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •