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    Default Collars and lost dogs

    There I was with my five year olds in the classroom and there is a noise at the door and a large tan dog is looking in from the oval side.
    Dogs and schools don't do well and we aren't far from a major road.My class was due for outside play so they went one way and I popped out to snaffle this gorgeous dog who wanted to play. She was a good 50kgs, well fed, VERY friendly and lactating so puppies somewhere. NO COLLAR.
    My only choice was to tie her up and ring the ranger in the hope the owner would call the council and claim her. It was so unnecessary if only she had her collar on with ID tag and mobile number to call.

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    That reminds me, I really need to get new ID tags for Harley and Bella, they have both broken and fallen off. It has saved Bella a couple of times in the past!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    couple more choices

    Take giant dog to nearest vet - they can scan for microchip and look up doggy contact details that ordinary humans don't get to see and contact the owner.

    Get doggy contact details sewn into the collar. This doesn't work so well if dog is not wearing a collar but it doesn't fall off or get worn out the way that tags can. I think some dry cleaners and many hem shops can do this.

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    I saw some nice collars with details sewn on recently. Might have been on Etsy, which is where I bought Banjo's martingale which appears to be indestructible.

    I just got Banjo a new tag. It's a thick one, but it's always the ring that's the weak point.

    The rangers here will scan the dog on the spot too and only take him if there's no chip or they can't contact the owner. I hope someone takes the dog back to her pups soon.

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    I've found abot 4 dogs in the last year, all have had collars but no tags! It's very frustrating.. we found a staffy on Christmas day, it followed us 3km on our walk, no tags and obviously no vets or pounds open to get scanned for a microchip. Luckily we walked home a different way to normal and found somebody out looking for her.

    It costs $9 for a tag at our local pet store and they engrave them on the spot, I really don't understand why people don't put them on their dogs, it saves so much hassle, worry and fees to bust them out of the pound!

    It should actually be law to have them on your dog..

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    It would be more useful than to simply have the registration tag on the dog, which I think is probably the law in most places. Here you can call the council from 8am till 8pm most day and they will look up the owner from the dog rego number or compare your description against their lost dog reports. It's a very useful service but not 24/7 and it would be so much better to be able to contact the owner directly.

    I once drove a pair of stray dogs all the way to the rspca only to discover that one was microchipped and their owner lived just around the corner of us. An hour + drive because they couldn't be asked to get their dogs a collar and tag. If I wouldn't be such a bleeding heart, I would have dropped them off at the pound in the hope that maybe a hefty fee would persuade the owner to not be so careless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    couple more choices

    Take giant dog to nearest vet - they can scan for microchip and look up doggy contact details that ordinary humans don't get to see and contact the owner.

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    Not possible with 26 children in tow at 11 am! Dogs and schools don't work so there was nowhere to leave her and hours until the days end.I could have if I was at home. The rangers here always scan first up so hopefully she was chipped.
    Last edited by farrview; 09-20-2013 at 04:17 PM.

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    Brilliant just what we need as the tags go rusty in the sea water all summer. The current one went rusty where the lettering is so I painted over with clear nail varnish. She has lost three when the link broke.

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