This is a timely post as I'm about to order some tags to be sewn onto collars. I've tried to use the hanging kind, but the jingling of the tags is a giveaway to all the unleashed dogs on our road to run out at my furkids. Not good. :mad:
I've been wondering about what to put on the tags…I really like the idea of the contact numbers only. For me, I worry about putting the dog's call name and chip number and on there. Reason being if someone found one of my dogs and decided to keep it, they would be able to call it by its own name...I would be afraid my dog would bond with them because the person that found it was familiar with the name. Also with the chip number I'd be afraid that they wouldn't take the dog to a vet because they would know it would be scanned.
My first thing I would do if I ever lost one would be call my vet and have them put out the notification on the Vet network to scan any new basenji in a practice - since they told me they could do that.
Look at Boomerrang tags, they have the "CollarTags" they slip over the collar, I have it for my cat, but you can get them to fit collars up to 1" wide. So my cat only has her city license that hangs down. Or they have plastic tage, that are super thick, I have used them before and you can use them as a split between like a rabies and city license. They are really heavy duty and can get double sided engraving (like the metal ones too) and they last forever)
With chips, the chips ID number isn't on the tag, it's the number to call or just saying the dog is chipped and to have it scanned. Then the dog can be scanned so that you can be contacted. they don't give out your information when they get the call center, the call center calls you, not the person who found your dog.
I LOVE Boomerrangtags.com have been using them for years. Wonderful products; I always just use Mrs Last Name on the tag, address, phone number. And then I put "Pet takes MEDS" it sounds odd, but you have a higher chance of getting your pet back with this because a person is less likely to keep a sick animal and medical costs that will come with it. Basically they will be honest and return your cute dog or cat because they don't want to put money into it.