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The Importance Of A Collar And Id Tag
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I learnt the importance of a dog collar and id tag first hand. One special morning I left an hour earlier for work to run some errands. At my local shopping centre, in the parking lot, I spotted a small grey dog that looked like he had been living on the streets. On further inspection I noticed a collar, and knew that he belonged to someone.

I tried to walk closer to him and called him over but he was so scared that he just backed off. Knowing myself I knew I couldn’t just leave him there. I knew that he would just run away if I kept pursuing him, so I backed off and got into my car that wasn’t far off. Keeping my door open I called him over again and reluctantly he started moving toward me. With determination I got him to get close enough to me so that I could pick him up into my car. He was so scared he just sat frozen at my feet.

Surprisingly enough he had an id tag on his collar. Some people don’t know the importance of id tags and I’ve seen a lot of dogs without them. But my newfound friend luckily was wearing one. I called the number immediately. I asked the woman who answered if she had lost her dog. I then learnt that the dog was actually her mothers’ dog and that her mother lived really close to the shopping centre.

While waiting for his owner I tried to interact with him. He was so scared but I could see in his beautiful little brown eyes that he knew I was helping him. His owner arrived in no time. He was so excited to see her, tail wagging and eyes smiling he jumped into her arms! She was so relieved that she immediately grabbed me and hugged me so tight I could hardly breathe. She informed me that he escaped out of their yard a few nights earlier because of people setting off fireworks. Her main concern was not only that he was out by himself but that he was 14 years old and has some medical conditions. She didn’t think she would ever see him again. She offered a reward but I refused, seeing the relief they both felt was reward enough for me.

Like I said it was a very special morning and I had the best day just thinking how happy they both were being together again. Helping an animal is by far the most fulfilling thing you could do in life.

Id dog tags are so inexpensive every dog should have one. There are a lot of different collars and id tags. You can now even buy personalized collars and leashes.


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Great article, the importance in getting your dog an Id tag is great as I believe all dogs want to be home with their family or returned if something where to happen to them. Thank you

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