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Q: Dog tags?

October 10, 2008 | By Jamie M. | 27 answers | Expired: 2098 days ago

Jamie M.

I'm just curious to see how many owners keep all of their dogs' tags on at all times.

My dogs have:
1. the ID tag with thier names and my information on it
2. their rabies tags
3. the city license tags
4. the tags that have the Home Again chip # on it

I definitely understand why all the tags are important for the dogs to wear, but there are just so many!

ChiChi is a very small dog; having a collar full of jingly tags is bulky and uncomfortable. She wears only the one with my information on it, but she never strays from my side. Gunther, master of slipping out the door, has all of his on at all times.

I recently heard that the city actually requires you to have the license tag on your dog at all times, does anyone know if that's true, or if it varies from city to city?

Which tags do you think are the most important? Which tags do your dogs wear at all times?

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Oct 10, 2008

I always keep the id tag with my address and phone number, the rabies tag and their chip tags. I feel more secure if they get out that they would be returned if they had their address tags on.

I had a dog in my neighborhood get out and she lost her collar, I had to take her to 2 places before I found the right scanner for her chip. I hope everyone would do that, but I am guessing probably not.

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Debbie
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Oct 10, 2008

Our boys have their rabies tag & ID tag. Our city did away with dog licenses because too many people weren't getting them, so they just gave up.

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Meg S.
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Oct 10, 2008

My dog always has her rabies and town license on but I feel the MOST important tag is her name tag. That one has my name and home phone number as well as the shelter name and phone # on it (I work at a shelter).
Always have tags on your dog as you can NEVER say that your dog will not get away. Accidents happen.
Microchips are great but only if you have a scanner to read it. If a neighbor or someone finds my dog, the name tag with phone # will be more helpful that a microchip.
But microchip too...you can never be too careful.

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Cindy
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Oct 10, 2008

My dog and I lost her Home Again tag when she was playing at the park.

I recently replaced her leather collar, which had been through too many swims, with a nylon one and haven't yet applied all of her tags.

But -- I carry them all in my wallet, just in case I need to show proof of license and vaccination.

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Kim C.
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Oct 10, 2008

I dont keep the tags on, but I know I probably should. My dog is never let out alone, so I dont worry too much about it.

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lorraine B.
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Oct 10, 2008

my guys wear the ID tag with thier names and my information on it
their rabies tags
the city license tags at all times

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lorenzo c.
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Oct 10, 2008

I do when my dog is outside but when she is inside she pretty much runs around naked cause she hates them on her

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