We’ve all lost a pet at some point. It’s a painful experience! You start circling the neighborhood praying and hoping that your furry friend will come to your call. Sadly, he doesn’t! Statistics show that you’re not alone. Out of the 10 million dogs that go missing every year across the country, only 4 million make it back to their parents. A study by the ASPCA showed that a lost pet wearing an ID tag has a 90% chance of being returned. That means the least you can do for your pets and yourself is to protect them with dog ID tags. If you’re wondering what you should actually do to increase the likelihood of being reunited with their pet in case he goes missing (including a rivet dog tag), read on.
Ideas for Pet Tag Information
Dog ID tags make it easy for your dog to get back home if he ever gets lost. It tells the person who finds him that he’s somebody’s pet and how to contact the owner. That’s why pet identification tags are extremely important. Although times are changing as more pets are getting microchips as a form of identification, this tech is still not self-sufficient. It only works when your pooch finds its way to someone who knows about microchips and can have him scanned. Therefore, you need to keep your dog safe and help them find their way home sooner with a detailed custom dog tag. Here are some suggestions for the type of information that can be engraved on a tag:
- Pet and owner names
- Owner’s phone number
- Address – city, state, zip
- Special medical conditions
- Medication requirements
- “I’m microchipped” message (if applicable)
- Vet’s name and number
- Attach the custom dog tag to pet carrier crate
- Rabies ID number
- A “Reward” message for helping them get back home
Rivet Dog Tags
If you prefer tags without the jingle, the rivet-on nameplates are a great alternative. They are more stylish and suitable for any collar. Here is how to add rivet dog tags to the collar.
Installing a Rivet-On Tag
- Lay out the dog collar on a flat surface and position the nameplate on the collars on the spot you deem right. Make sure it’s out of the way of the existing holes or at least one inch away from the sliding adjustable buckle.
- Using a grease pencil or marker, mark the position of the nameplate rivet holes on the collar.
- Use an electric drill, hole punch or nail and hammer to punch holes at the locations you marked (above). Be sure to make the holes approximately the same size as the rivet stem. For nylon collars, burn the edges of the holes to remove frayed strands.
- Push the rivet stud through from the front to the back and attach the provided rivet caps.
- Strike the top of the tool with a hammer to secure the caps against the stud and repeat the process on the other end of the nameplate. Be sure to do it gently. Otherwise, you could leave marks on the nameplate or the rivet.
Get Your Pet the Fastest Ticket Home
At Quality Leather Dog Collars, we hope that you and your furry friend never get separated. But just in case, it’s always a good thing to prepare well in advance. Shop for a rivet dog tag today to ensure your pet’s safe return home.