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    How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    It's taken me awhile to realize this but my dog is required to wear 5 dog tags!
    -Id tag- required by rescue
    -Rescue id tag- required by rescue
    -County Dog License- required to be on the dog when outside
    -Rabies Tag- required to be on the dog when outside
    -HOA tag- required by HOA to be able to use the neighborhoods dog facilities.

    I'm trying to consolidate anyway that I can. After looking through the forum, I decided to have two boomerang tags made to replace the ID and Rescue tag. The HOA tag isn't as strict so I can probably get by leaving it attached to the leash. So far I haven't found a way around reworking the county or rabies tag but at least that's just two clanking around instead of five.

    How many tags does your dog have to wear?

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Wally only has to wear the county license and his rabies tag. He has an ID tag as well.

    So, two required by law, 3 total.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBLover View Post
    Wally only has to wear the county license and his rabies tag. He has an ID tag as well.

    So, two required by law, 3 total.
    It's the same here.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBLover View Post
    Wally only has to wear the county license and his rabies tag. He has an ID tag as well.

    So, two required by law, 3 total.
    Same here, except ours is a city rather than a county license and we have a separate off-leash park tag in order to use the city-run dog parks. So 4 total, although technically only 2 are required.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    The pet dogs wear their rabies tag only. I also will write my phone # with a permanent marker on their collar.
    The sled dogs only have the # written in marker on their collar. To keep tags on them would be to much of a risk of a dog getting loose at a race ( or at home...) from a handler or somebody clipping a neckline or drop chain to the little tag ring (which are extremely easy for an excited sled dog to break) so I keep those in my kennel book.
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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    As far as I know, there are no laws requiring our dogs to wear any tags, in our county. However, mine wear ID tags on their collars with their name, mine, town name, and phone number. The backs of the tags also say 'special needs dog,' just in case someone would want to keep one of the girls should they find them, it may deter them from doing so.
    They also wear their rabies tags.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Aggie wears entirely too many I've been debating taking some off...she wears an ID with my number on it, a second ID with her daddy's number on it (he made it at work and for some reason didn't think to put both numbers on), her rabies tag and her microchip tag. We are supposed to get her county dog license as well but since we are military it's not required as she's registered on base with the military so I'm not getting one (take that NC dog taxes!). I'm just trying to figure out a way to not break her daddy's heart by taking that big old tag off....has anyone used the little pouches that you shove all the tags into? I was thinking that may work as well. It doesn't bother her at all and the sound doesn't bother me I just think it's too much.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Uallis has 3 that he currently wears. Rabies, county license and ID tag. Uallis used to wear 4 with the other one being some AKC missing dog hotline thingy...I thought it was pointless and tossed it. He had/has 3 other ways for him to be identified with his other tags. lol Eddie is currently wearing only 2 (Rabies and county license)...He lost his ID tag, I have no clue where...so I have to replace it as soon as I get the chance. So like KBLover...2 required but 3 total.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Same as most others: Rabies (it has the vet's address and phone number on it too) and county license are required. She also has an identification tag with her name, our address and my and my SO's phone numbers.

    I'm thinking about buying a collar that has a phone number printed on it and then attaching the license directly to the collar so only the rabies dangles. We'll see.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    At the moment they wear three:

    ID tag
    Rabies tag
    Micro chip tag

    Jetta's ID tag has "Therapy dog" on the back to help deter people from stealing/keeping her as pitbulls are highly sought after dog here, and besides she's in therapy training

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    mine have rabies, license and CGC/ID tag...the ID is their micro chip # (i used that instead of phone/address b/c mine changes so much that it's stupid to keep replacing tags)

    that said, we are not actually "required" to have them on our dog at all times but we better be able to produce them if we're out and about
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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Our county and rabies tag is rolled into one.... But that tag resides on my keychain since my dogs do not wear collars.
    Other than that, they are chipped and tattooed.
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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Mine are only "required" to wear one, and that is their rabies tag. County licensing ($5 for an altered animal, $10 for intact) only serves as a means to enforce rabies vaccination, but there is no fine if your dog is not licensed so long as they have a current rabies vax.

    All of our dogs wear ID, rabies, and microchip tags. Any one of the 3 could get them home, but it's nice to know there is some redundancy if one or more tags falls off - which has happened several times, the split rings just don't hold up with our dogs.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Two.

    Rabies and ID tag.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    One by law Rabies.

    3 by my house rules:
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    Home Again microchip information
    CGC tag with His name, my name, and my parents phone number on it (because they haven't changed their phone number in 25 years and won't)

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    I don't know if mine are required to wear any tags. I keep their rabies tags on my keychain (I always have my keys with me when we're out) because I hate listening to tags jingling as the dogs walk. They just have ID tags with their name and my cell phone number.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    My dogs are required to wear one tag, which is the council registration tag, but I haven't registered them and it's not enforced. Australia is rabies free, so don't need a rabies tag. They wear a tag with their name and our home number on it.

    They are both microchipped, which is more important than tags imo.

    I was going to get boomerang tags, but their site seems to not be working, so oh well.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    One tag - the county rabies tag, but he also has a stainless steel ID tag. I had the ID tag done on both sides: name, address and phone number on one side, and Home Again info and vet phone # on the other side. I can't imagine having him wear 5 tags.
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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by JuneBud View Post
    I can't imagine having him wear 5 tags.
    That was my thought. In the past I was able to keep things like county tags on the leash but for some reason they changed the rules. It's now on his person or not at all. I also have the option of adding his microchip tag, but I think I'll just incorporate that info with the boomerang tag.

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    Re: How many tags is your dog required to wear?

    Buster wears 2, microchip tag & rabies/ID (my vet engraves my info on the tag). Only the rabies tag is required.

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