Your pet may have a microchip to help find them if lost, but getting a microchip read requires it to be read by a vet or animal control officer. A personalized pet ID tag is a low-tech way to help reunite you to your pet fast if you were separated. Putting your pet’s name, your name and phone number can make the difference in someone in the neighborhood contacting you quickly. Personalized ID tags can attach to your pet’s collar and provide an opportunity to show off some of your pet’s personality to the world.

Small and Simple

This small piece of metal can have information on both sides and comes in small and regular sizes for nine different shapes. GoTags

Before you choose a tag, consider essential information. In a texting era, it may be more efficient to put multiple phone numbers rather than an address. Also consider adding helpful information to the tag: Your pet’s temperament, whether your pet has a microchip, and whether or not there may be a reward offered if your pet is found.

Budget Friendly

This one is rust-proof to withstand active use. PetANTastic

ID is important even for pets who live mainly indoors. That way if they were to escape or get outside, they would be quickly found and returned. If a pet isn’t used to wearing a collar, you may need to train them to get comfortable with the feeling. Positive training—providing treats when they wear the collar—can help them to adjust. You may not have your mostly indoor pets wear collars all the time, but it may be a good idea when they’re hanging out on the deck or when the door is opening and closing regularly, like at a party or event.

Also Consider

This option provides a template for up to eight lines of personalized text. GoTags Pet ID

Personalized ID tags are made of steel or aluminum for maximum durability. Still, you should regularly check your pet’s tag and make sure that it is still readable and accurate. It may make sense to put your address, but if your pet travels with you regularly, consider using space for multiple phone numbers to make sure your pet is returned to you ASAP.