We have just found something new in the world of pets, yes, it's National Pet ID Week? Who would have thought such a day existed? Well, here at DogsDogsDogs, we never shy away from anything remotely to do with dogs, so let's celebrate by announcing the launch of our new dog tag service. As luck would have it, or is it just serendipity that this day co-insides with the day we go live with dog tags.
We have created a handy guide to choosing your dog tags and what you should put on them and what are the pros and cons of having a dog tag for your pet.
But first, let's start with the legal part. Did you know it is illegal to have a dog without a name tag in the UK?
In 1992 a new order came into force called the Control of Dogs Order 1992. It states that:
There are some exclusions to this order which make sense if you have ever seen a pack of hounds and wondered why they don't have dog tags. It is because they don't have to, neither do dogs
Every dog while in a highway or in a place of public resort shall wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on the collar or on a plate or badge attached to it.
So, unless you are one of the above then you have to have a dog tag on. What happens if you don't make your dog wear a dog tag, well it can be pretty serious.
Any dog in respect of which an offence is being committed against this Order may be seized and treated as a stray dog under section 3 of the Dogs Act 1906
Yes, we think it is something to take very seriously. There has never been a better time to say. You can now buy dog tags on our website. We have got a fine selection of Red Dingo Dog Tags including:
At the checkout, you can add in whatever text you like using our text generator tool and this will be engraved onto the tag of your choice. Here are some ideas of how to choose the best text to put on your pets dog tag.
Pros and Cons of getting a dog tag
You only have a few lines to work with so consider your messaging carefully to ensure your pet gets back to you safe and sound and as quickly as possible.
The Cons of having Dog Tags on your pet
All that remains to be said is to sit back and enjoy National Pet Identity Week and start thinking about how you can make your best friend safer by giving him or her a dog tag for Christmas. Next time they run away, you'll know much quicker.