National Pet ID Week was started in an effort to improve the return rate of lost pets and reduce the number of pets taken to shelters. Pet ID tags are the first line of defense and the fastest way of getting lost pets safely reunited with their owners.
ID tags should ideally have either the owner’s name and/or pet’s name, phone number and home address. Other important information to consider including on the tag would be a backup contact phone number, any serious health issues or medications, a reward offer or note that the pet is microchipped. Other tips include:
– Keep a pet identification tag on your pet at all times
– Make sure owner contact information is up to date
– Have a cell phone listed as a primary contact number
– Include a home address, if possible
Pet ID tags are available in an array of sizes, colors and styles. Funny Fur offers plastic, metal, 14 karat gold and sterling silver tags that are plain or decorated with colored enamel, Swarovski crystals or printed designs.
As an alternative to tags, Funny Fur also offers personalized pet collars with contact information engraved on metal buckles or embroidered on the fabric part of the collar.