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  • #21
    I love the boomerang tags. I put REWARD in big letters, not the dogs name, and as many phone numbers and email addresses I can fit on there- which is a lot. My home phone, my cell phone, my work phone, my vet's phone, and two email addresses.
    You don't want to put the dog's name on the tag nor do you want to put a physical address for safety reasons.

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    • #22
      My dogs' tags simply have their names and our home phone number. My vet's number is on the rabies tag. Since both of my dogs will come to nearly any name said in the right tone of voice, having their names on their collars doesn't really matter, I'm not sure why it would be a safety issue.
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      • #23
        I also use Boomerang tags right now. I'm tempted to stop putting the dog name on them so I can re-use them for the next dog.

        My attached-to-the-collar tags from Bill Boatman were like that: my name, city/state, phone numbers. Then, each dog had a round hang tag with its name.

        I do have my address on the tags right now. Chopper is , unfortunately, recognized by sight in the neighborhood due to his multiple escapes and gallivants. But, someone might not remember at which house he lives, so I don't mind them seeing the address, should they care to walk him home.
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        • #24
          I used Boomerang also, and just had the dog's name and my cell. That way when I was traveling they could call me, and not my house or previous house.
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          • #25
            Originally posted by Pookah View Post
            However, I'm looking for other options, especially for traveling with dog in the car. Obviously if I am injured in a car wreck, my cell is of little use. ...my dog has horrible anxiety issues, and would probably need sedation to be handled by rescuers...
            Another reason for car crating: my laminated card attached to my car crate says, in bold caps at the top above pup's photo: DO NOT OPEN CAGE DOG MAY BE SCARED. TAKE THIS CARD & CAGED DOG TO VET ON BACK.

            I have room for one line underneath photo for pressing info like 'very scared of strangers', 'dont touch ears,' ' on XYZ med.'

            Then the card is folded. On back fold -not visible unless card is removed from crate door and unfolded- is 1st, 2nd, 3rd contact person, vet info, and guarantee of payment statement.

            For traveling behind a guard with dog scared of strangers/difficult to handle/flight risk, I would attach such a card to the guard and put one in the glove box. You somehow need to make it visible to a rescuer during high adrenaline that this little paper is for the dog. And my pup may have to wear a light line when traveling in that situation.

            I know of two people killed or injured traveling with their dogs. Crated dogs made it; others killed or bolted at first chance. My dogs log a lot of miles, so I've taken this seriously.

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            • #26
              My husband has this weird idea that you shouldn't put a dog's real name on their collar, because then someone might call them by name and steal them. I think that's pretty silly, especially since HIS dog is a very distrusting and somewhat aggressive old ACD...no one would steal her and come back with all their fingers . The risk of getting lost is much higher than the risk of theft, particularly because all our dogs are largeish mutts.

              I have the dog's name, my full address and my cell phone number (the one I'm ALWAYS reachable at) on the tags. I put the address on because I sometimes find animals and one of the first things I look for is whether the dog is local or not...a different approach to returning them. I've been able to return a few within a very short time because they'd just escaped and wandered off and I could just take them right home.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by Bicoastal View Post
                Another reason for car crating: my laminated card attached to my car crate says, in bold caps at the top above pup's photo: DO NOT OPEN CAGE DOG MAY BE SCARED. TAKE THIS CARD & CAGED DOG TO VET ON BACK.
                Thanks!! Unfortunately this dog is a rescue that I was advised when I adopted not to attempt crating. I followed that advice, which I now regret - no idea if she would have been cratable if we had started at a younger age, but when you have a Great Dane that has panic attacks it would be a nice option for her to have a "safe place." So she isn't crated in the car, but I have a Mini Cooper, so it's not nearly ideal security-wise, but space-wise she's pretty much in a crate, and I had a barrier built for the car to keep her in the back part of the car (with the backseat folded down), and she lies on her bed. Really I can only hope that in a wreck enough of the car would remain intact to keep her secured - definitely not the ideal situation, but I pick my battles with this dog. Her separation anxiety is literally so bad that my will includes instructions for her to be euthanized if something happens to me, because she is so unhappy when I travel for work, etc. I used to have arrangements for two alternatives of friends that I thought she was bonded enough to to cope, but she's gotten even worse since then. So, if I were in a serious enough wreck, and she was traumatized, part of the instruction would be to euth anyway. But I hadn't thought about putting in the payment guarantee, her insurance information, etc. Thanks so much - will be shopping around for some tags I can use!

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                • #28
                  My dog has three tags: One with his name and my cell phone #, Another is his County Rabies tag, and the other is his Home Again Tag.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by wendy View Post
                    You don't want to put the dog's name on the tag nor do you want to put a physical address for safety reasons.
                    Please explain the reasoning behind this? If someone wanted to steal your dog or claim a found dog as their own they'd just remove the collar and never say another word. More dogs would make it home faster bearing tags that list the proper address. A trip to the local shelter can expose your dog to many things from kennel cough to parvo to name a few.

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                    • #30
                      My old tuxedo cat wore a collar and he insisted that I put the name of his favorite steak house on the ID.

                      When I didn't do that-- just put my phone number-- it was a PITA. I had moved to a new place about a mile up a huge hill. Neighbors from near the old place found him up there, brought him back to my old front porch and called me with the "good news."

                      Honest to God, the day that cat would walk a mile up hill to get away from home.....

                      I had to drive down there, wait around for him to show up and bring him back to our new place. He did no work in his own "rescue."
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                      • #31
                        I also have a QR Code pet tag on my dog. It has on it:
                        my name,
                        phone number
                        email
                        address
                        vet's phone number
                        vet's address
                        and the little tidbits of information like:
                        allergic to chicken
                        allergic to grains
                        loves cats, other dogs, men, women, kids

                        I use www.qrpetcodes.com
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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by MunchingonHay View Post
                          I also have a QR Code pet tag on my dog. It has on it:
                          my name,
                          phone number
                          email
                          address
                          vet's phone number
                          vet's address
                          and the little tidbits of information like:
                          allergic to chicken
                          allergic to grains
                          loves cats, other dogs, men, women, kids

                          I use www.qrpetcodes.com
                          I sure hope that every animal shelter on the planet knows what that "code" on the tag is, because I (& I'm sure others) wouldn't, & the shelter is thus where the dog would end up.

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Bacardi1 View Post
                            I sure hope that every animal shelter on the planet knows what that "code" on the tag is, because I (& I'm sure others) wouldn't, & the shelter is thus where the dog would end up.
                            Ditto. That wouldn't help me locate the owners of a lost pet.

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                            • #34
                              All my dogs wear the same tag so they can be used on any of my dogs:

                              Sonesta
                              my cell number
                              REWARD

                              and on back the address

                              My cell number is also embroidered onto the collars.
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                              • #35
                                not putting the address on the tags is for YOUR safety, not the dog's- anyone you bump into when you're out walking your dog can easily find out where you live at a glance. And if they are up to no good, now they know where to find you.

                                there's no value to putting the dog's name on the tag- if your dog is lost, it's not helpful in any way, thus if there is a remote chance someone might try to steal the dog by using it's name, leaving the name off the tag is the safer thing to do.

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                                • #36
                                  My dogs have three tags each. Home Again tag, rabies tag (that has vet office number on it), and then a tag that has their name on the front and the back has our address and phone number.
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                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by yellowbritches View Post
                                    i also use the Boomerang tags (best invention ever. Stella was constantly losing her tags in the woods). I have her name, my number, and my address.

                                    AGREE! Boomerang tags are THE BEST.

                                    I'm different about what I include though. I move a lot so I put:

                                    Name
                                    Cell #
                                    ID Chip # (and I write it like ID CHIP:...)
                                    ID Chip 1-800 # (and I write this as ID CALL:...)

                                    That way I can always have an updated address on hand, and there are two back up "guardians" listed on my file if the person can't get in touch with me.
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                                    • #38
                                      I like the idea of putting REWARD on the tags. I may have to get the boys new ones with that on it.

                                      I have their names and my cell number on their tags. Lars is a therapy dog and wears his big yellow, TDI "I'M A THERAPY DOG" tag on his collar. They could track me down through that too. Both dogs are microchipped through the AKC and I'm hoping that's my fail-safe in case they use their collars if they are on the run.

                                      I crate my dogs in my car because I've had way too many friends get into accidents with their dogs in the car with them. I do have on my to do list to get ID/info cards for them and their crates.
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                                      • #39
                                        I put. If found, please call. Then my cell#, Hubbie's cell #, house #, vet #. I never put their names on the tag

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