The tags are SO easy to get! Fer dog’s sake, you can get them at WAL*MART for five bucks! And yet…
I know this has been done before. If you don’t like it, nobody’s holding a gun to your head to read it. Move on. And if they are, you’ve got worse problems than this thread.
For those of you that are still here:
We came home from church this afternoon and in our front yard was a cute little beagle bitch. I don’t know how old she is, who she belongs to or what her name is, because SHE DIDN’T HAVE TAGS ON. I would’ve cheerfully taken her back to her people had there been any info at all as to WHO THEY ARE! She’s obviously loved, because she seemed very well taken care of: she’s VERY friendly, (she trotted right into our house and jumped on us for attention), she gets along well with other dogs (including ours), she knows “sit”, “lie down” and “roll over” since she did all of them on command, and she LOVES tummy rubs (she kept rolling over and asking for them).
I couldn’t leave her out there to try to find her way home - she runs up to ANYTHING to check it out and she’d get squished. I just COULN’T do that.
She’s extremely playful, and if the timing were better I’d love to keep her iffen nobody claimed her. But I can’t.
She HAS a collar. It HAS a “tag-ring”. NO TAGS. None.
I took her to the local Cop Shop to drop her off. They’ll keep her for 3 days, then if nobody claims her, she goes to the local Humane Society.
HOW can you go through all the effort to train your dog to behave and be friendly and NOT shell out the five bucks that means you’ll get her back with no problems? HOW???
The FIRST thing I do when I get a new dog is to hie me to WAL*MART and make out two new tags for him / her: one for my home information and one with the phone numbers of our relatives that we most frequently visit.
It costs me a grand total of $10 and approximately ten minutes. And it’s really cool to watch the engraver make your customized tags right there.
Even if you DON’T have access to one of these wonderful machines, every pet store has a display by the register where you can send away for tags for approximately the same amount.
Yeah, I know, a lot of people are short on cash but honestly, if you don’t have FIVE DOLLARS to get a tag for your dog, how do you expect to be able to afford the food, the vet bills etc. for her?
And let me tell you, it costs about four to five times the money MINIMUM to get your dog back if she goes to the Humane Society!