The Importance of Dog ID Tags - Health and Safety

It may seem like a no-brainer, but having up to date  ID tags for dogs is incredibly important. Most dog parents would agree that having identification on your dog is important, but a study done by ASPCA in 2010 found that while 80% of pet owners thought Pet ID tags were important, only 33% of them said their pet wears an ID tag all of the time.

Here are a few reasons why we at dogIDs think dog ID tags are important to your pet's well-being:


When bringing a dog into your home, most cities require you to give them the necessary vaccinations and register the pet with your city. This will help you stay up to date with your dog’s health care needs and assist animal control in identifying your pet. While many cities will distribute their own tags for license numbers and vaccination information, dogIDs often makes tags with licensing information for customers looking to order a higher quality engraved tag that’s easy to read and long-lasting. All of our pet ID tags are deeply engraved and guaranteed for the life of your pet.


The  most common information customers choose to have engraved on their dog ID tags is their contact information. Ultimately, having your phone number on your dog’s ID tag is the best way for animal control, a neighbor, or a passerby to return your dog to you if they should run away or get lost. Many owners choose to include the dog’s name on the tag as well so that they can be called and comforted if they are lost and out of their comfort zone. Bottom line: If your dog is lost, you want whoever finds them to know that they have an owner who wants them back. This will prevent your dog from being sent to a shelter unnecessarily


Many ID tag orders are submitted through our online store that mention a dog’s health issue. This may be an allergy, medication need, or something more serious like a deaf or blind dog. It’s important that those interacting with your dog know if there is a health issue they need to be aware of.

Pet Parents are responsible for their dog's safety and well-being, so having an up-to-date ID tag on your dog is the responsible thing to do. Here at dogIDs, we have a variety of options for all breeds and personalities of dogs. We have our traditional  Dog Collar Tags that attach to your dog's collar with a split ring or S hook, our Rivet-On NamePlates that rivet directly to your dog's collar with easy to use two piece rivets or Scrufftag Collars if you want your dog’s identification to be permanently built into his or her collar (they’re a great way to get rid of the jingling tags or prevent the loss of your dog’s tags). No matter which style you choose, the important thing is that your dog is always identified to keep them known and safely home!