Sheltie Nation

Reminder from a rescue volunteer…ID tags

Sheltie Nation member Ken sent us this lovely photo of his Sheltie Aggie.  But he also wanted to point out that Aggie is proudly wearing her identification in the form of a real dog tag.

“I volunteer at our local county shelter and I’m disturbed and saddened to see how many owners allow their pets to go without identification. I’ve seen many dogs with $50 leather collars and no ID tag…many times.

Please spend a couple of bucks to identify your pet in case they should be separated from you. This goes for cats, too. You can even get simple plastic ones for free from your local shelter.”

2 Responses »

  1. If you can afford it get them chipped as well. But even chipping is no excuse not to have a id tag with a CURRENT phone number. Last summer there was a strange dog running around the yard. I was able to get it leashed, called the number on the collar, talked to his wife, 10 minutes later the owner picked up the dog. He was out looking but it really is needle in a haystack type work once the dog gets beyond it familiar territory. This dog had and was in a different neighborhood from where they were looking.
    So have the phone number on the tag. The best number is your cell phone. The one you have with you when you are looking for the lost dog.

  2. Pretty dog! :) I had to buy Luke’s ID tags small or else he’d chew on them–silly dog! :D

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