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So just curious, what type of pet ID tag do you have? We haven't purchased one yet, but Duke does wear his rabies collar with the vet's phone number and his ID number. I want to purchase him a tag but was wondering what others use. What do you all think of the QR tags?
 

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A basic metal tag with my name, city and cell phone number (city is there because I have a non-local area code on my cell and don't want someone to get confused as to where he is from). When I go on vacation, I'm getting another one engraved (self-service kiosk at the pet store) with my parents' cell phone numbers and home number since I won't have my cell with me.

Don't go too high tech. You want anyone and everyone to be able to read the tag. The USB ones, the QR ones etc aren't going to get looked at by the majority of people. If you worry about the tag coming loose, there are good quality ones that slide over the collar or some that rivet on (for leather collars especially). You want a 24 hour contact number or preferably, 2.

And microchip too!
 

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I agree. I seen the USB and QR code tags too and at first I was like that's really cool. I even seen one that was a container that you could put a hand written note inside it. But I think Shell is right, the chances of anyone actually looking at those is pretty slim.

I personally went with a basic engraved tag that has my name & contact info + dogs name. I also did the HomeAgain microchip which came with a plastic yellow dog tag. I think those two together are enough. Well that and I also got a quick clip. Its supposed to make it easier to transfer the tags from one collar to another, but I like it because it makes the tags hang a few inches lower, making it easier to see and grab.
 

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We have too many tags on Poca's collar, but all for different reasons. Would be nice to have one that did everything. Her Avid microchip tag, rabies tag, county dog license tag, daycare tag, and a brass one we had made that has my cell number and the word "Reward" on it.
 

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I don't think my tags are that good... I got mine from Wal-Mart or PetsMart vending machines, putting dog's name, address, and phone number (mine, not his).
 

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I just gota cheap tag from Amazon. I move too often to make Boomerang tags worth it, since they never have a chance to really wear out before I have to get new ones, and the info changes so much.
 

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I bought a dog tag from Etsy that has my pup's name and my Google phone#. I like using my Google phone# coz I can change wherever the call gets forwarded to.
 

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Our city mails out permanent tags along with the proof of registration when you register your pet. It doesn't have the dog's name on, but it does have his city registration number. Snowball also wears his rabies tag with the vet's phone number and his microchip ID tag (I don't know how useful it is as our city animal control checks all cats and dogs found in the city limits for microchips).

Related question: are the rabies/microchip tags necessary?
 

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My trainer told me not to put your dog's name on the tag, but rather your own name. According to him, some people may try to keep the dog for themselves :( I have her rabies tag, her pet license tag, and a small engraved tag that says my name and phone number on it. So in total, she has 3 tags! Quite a lot for a small doggie

Microchip is a good idea because the dog may lose the collar which has the IDs on it. With microchipping, anytime someone brings in a found dog into a vet clinic or a shelter, they will scan it right away to see if there's information on the owner.
 

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If a person wants your dog that badly, it doesn't matter whose name is on it!

I'm just using a Walmart tag. Simple and easy. I also have one of those tag holders so I can take the tags off and switch collars easily. I also have a rabies tag and I had an AKC CAR tag for her chip but it broke off and I keep meaning to make a new one at Walmart.
 

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Our city mails out permanent tags along with the proof of registration when you register your pet. It doesn't have the dog's name on, but it does have his city registration number. Snowball also wears his rabies tag with the vet's phone number and his microchip ID tag (I don't know how useful it is as our city animal control checks all cats and dogs found in the city limits for microchips).

Related question: are the rabies/microchip tags necessary?
Here the rabies tag is required. But even if it were not, I would have a current rabies tag on his collar. My reasoning is that it would make a stranger more comfortable to handle him or to put him in their car if he were running loose. It also provides a second source of contact with the vet's #
I don't have the microchip tag on his collar (he is chipped though), there's just so many tags I want to deal with and the chip is there mainly for if the collar or tags got lost anyway.
 

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Related question: are the rabies/microchip tags necessary?
I keep the rabies tag on her collar because if she were ever to bite someone, a dog that is vaccinated for rabies has way more rights than one that isn't. The microchip tag is not that important to me...if the dog is found with a collar on, it's easier to just look at a tag that has your contact info on it directly. The microchip is important to have, but mainly in the case that the dog is found without their collar...in which case the microchip tag is missing too. ;p

My trainer told me not to put your dog's name on the tag, but rather your own name. According to him, some people may try to keep the dog for themselves :(
I've heard this too and I find it kind of silly. If someone wants to steal your dog, it won't make any difference whether they know their "real" name. They would probably just change their name to whatever they wanted anyway. The only thing that will have any level of effectiveness in terms of getting your dog back if they are stolen is a microchip, because it establishes rightful ownership.
 

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This is what we use on the girls, it has their name and mine and my bf's phone numbers on them. They work amazingly because I don't have to worry about them falling off when we go places, their rabies tags are on the regular hook. They are the same thing that are on horse halters and such so they've lasted but are starting to look worn and needing a replacement, plus I want to get new collars and these really don't come off!

Edit: Please ignore the mess in the background!!!!
 

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they've lasted but are starting to look worn and needing a replacement, plus I want to get new collars and these really don't come off!
That's why the Boomerang CollarTags are so great. They lie flat against the collar but you can switch collars as often as you want!
 

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This is what I just did ^ ... ^ ... ^ ..... and it only cost $30 for three dogs. They are superb and lifetime guaranteed. I purchased the stainless steel ones. :D YAY! No more jingly tags! I keep their other tags on my key chain.
 

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That's why the Boomerang CollarTags are so great. They lie flat against the collar but you can switch collars as often as you want!
I may look into them! Question for those that have them. Can they fit on the thicker collars? The girls have those double layered ones from TSC and I was wondering if they would still fit. Or would they work on the plastic coated nylon collars which is what I'm looking to go to when I replace these (I'm tired of stinky collars!!)
 

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I may look into them! Question for those that have them. Can they fit on the thicker collars? The girls have those double layered ones from TSC and I was wondering if they would still fit. Or would they work on the plastic coated nylon collars which is what I'm looking to go to when I replace these (I'm tired of stinky collars!!)
I'm pretty sure they have styles that work for each.
 
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