Dogs and cats have evolved with human beings throughout the ages to be our companions as well as our pets. Pet ownership can create a strong bond between both the pet and the owner. This bond can become so strong that we often can feel as though our pets are full fledged members of our families. What could be more heartbreaking than loosing a member of the family?
Imagine if you will, you are walking your beloved pet at the park. You bend down to tie your shoe, loosing focus only for a moment. Your pet suddenly darts toward the woods, leash and all, away from you after some distraction. You try to chase after them, but quickly fall behind. Dogs, on average, run around 19 miles per hour, with greyhounds, the fastest breed of canine, averaging around 45 miles per hour. You begin to panic, knowing they might be lost forever.
If your pet was registered and had a set of pet id tags, there might still be a chance to get them back. Without them, they might be lost to your family forever. Having a set of engraved pet tags can be a smart choice in increasing the chances of having a lost pet returned safely home. At least in this dreaded worst case scenario, dog id tags, or even cat tags can help a stranger get in contact with the owner of a lost stray.
Soldiers in war all wear “dog tags” to identify their name, as well as their rank, and religion, in case something bad should happen to them. Like the army, many rescue organizations and humane societies believe in the same notion, and promote identification with dog tags for pets.
The purchase of engraved pet tags has become a popular practice and is relatively cheap, many pet stores even offer engravings on site. Common metals used to make pet id tags are brass, aluminum,nd stainless steel a, all of which are resistant to rust and fading. New technology, such a microchip registry tag, can include the phone number of the registry, identify the animal by name. They can even identify the breed of the animal, as some pets look different when younger, for example, all dalmatians are born completely white. This can help with any dietary restrictions the finder of a lost pet may have to be aware of, in the meantime.