I was running with LJ yesterday when we came upon the sweetest little golden doodle – leash still attached to its collar – wandering around without her owner. We stopped right away and ran over to her. Fortunately, she had a collar with a couple tags, and we were able to get the dog back to her owner after a series of phone calls.
The dog didn’t have a name tag with owner contact info, but she did have a city dog license tag. Here in Boulder, dog owners are required to register their dogs for recorder keeping sake, etc. When we registered Cabo, at the time, I thought the whole thing was just a money scam. But turns out, had this golden doodle’s owners not registered their dog, we might not have been able to get the cutie pup back to her home!
Just goes to show how important it is to put a collar and at least one contact tag on your dog.
- Name (pink): Cabo, with our cell numbers on the back
- Chip (yellow): Cabo has a chip, and this tag has the contact info for who to call if a vet scans her into the system (and lets us know that someone scanned Cabo’s chip)
- License (purple): her registered city of Boulder tag
- Voice and Sight (green): you can let your dogs off-leash on the hundreds of miles of trails we have here in town, if your dog responds to voice and sight control, and they have this tag
So dog owners, even if your pup is an inside dog, please have contact info on their collar! Better to be safe than sorry!
I’m just curious, of all my readers, who have dogs? cats? fish? hamster? Tell me about your pets! I’d love to hear about them all :)