This is a hotly debated topic amongst pet stores and owners alike. The first thing we would say is that a collar tag really should be considered the first port of call should your pet find themselves missing. All important information should be contained within their chip – as a result only animal professionals and local authorities will be able to access any private information regarding yourself or your pet.
On their tag, you should provide the information required for anyone to get in touch with you should they find themselves with your pet. We would recommend:
YOUR LAST NAME
House No, Post Code
Emergency Phone 1
Emergency Phone 2
INFORMATION ABOUT PET (e.g. DOG IS CHIPPED or I REQUIRE MEDICATION)
A practical example would be;
28, AB1 2CD
(01632) 960 473
07700 900 185
DOG IS CHIPPED
You may notice that this doesn’t include any details about the dogs name – this is important as it prevents any potential thieves from forming an instant bond with your pet by use of their name.
You may wish to consider using phone numbers for yourself and a family member that may be available when you may not be – for instance, when at work.