A dog's tag is more than just a fashion accessory. It's an important piece of safety equipment that can help ensure your dog is returned to you if they ever get lost. At a minimum, your dog's tag should have their name and your contact information. You may also want to include other information, like your address or your dog's medical needs. Choose a tag that's durable and easy to read, and make sure it's attached to your dog's collar securely. With a little bit of preparation, you can rest assured knowing that your dog has a better chance of coming home if they ever get lost. Here are three things you should know about your dog's tag:
What info should be on a dog tag?
A dog tag should have your dog's name, your name, and your contact information. It is also a good idea to include your email address or an alternate phone number in case you move or lose your phone. You may also want to include any medical information, such as allergies or medications. If your dog is microchipped, you should also include the microchip number on the tag.
Your dog's tag should be durable.
A dog's tag should also be durable so that it can withstand being outdoors and being played with. You should also make sure that the tag is readable so that anyone who finds your dog can easily get in touch with you. There are a few different materials available when shopping for a dog's tag. Some people prefer a more traditional steel or aluminum tag, while others opt for a more modern plastic or silicone tag. Metal tags are more durable, while plastic or silicone tags are more lightweight.
- Steel - Pros: very durable when engraved. Cons: Expensive. Etched versions may fade quickly. Heavy, may be too much for a smaller dog.
- Plastic/Silicone - Pros: Very light. Easy to customize. Cons: Not durable, break easily and can be chewed/swallowed.
- Aluminum - Pros: lighter than steel and more durable than plastic/silicone. Cons: Requires special techniques/equipment to make.
We prefer aluminum for its lightweight and durability properties.
You can get creative with your dog's tag.
Your dog's tag doesn't have to be boring. You can get creative with the design, material, and even the message. You can also choose from a variety of designs, such as engraved, embossed, or enameled. And you can even choose what message you want on your dog's tag. So get creative and make your dog's tag unique.
Some of our most popular dog tag sayings include: "Momma's Boy", "Got treats?", "Not all who wander are lost. Except me.", "I’m lost! Have your people call my people.", "I know I’m cute, but you can’t keep me.", "I’ve misplaced my humans.", "Zero woofs given.", "Lost af.", "My mom is single.", "I’m a lover, not a biter.", "I still live with my parents.", "I boldly go where I’m not supposed to."
How Often Should I Change My Pet’s Tags?
You should update your pet’s tags every time you move or change your contact information. You should also check the tags regularly to make sure they are readable and the information is up to date. If you take your dog on walks in different areas, you may want to consider getting a second set of tags with your current address and phone number. That way, if your dog gets lost, whoever finds him will be able to contact you right away.