View Full Version : Another Reason for ID tags

05-15-2003, 03:59 PM
Last evening, after I got home from work, i was outside with the dog. I came in to do dishes and left them outside inthe fanced in yard. About 5minutes later the phone rings and a neighbor is calling to tell me she has Spot....and that he was running around with some other black dogs!!! I run outside and they had opened the gate! But there is Spot and Sadie, in the front yard. and here comes Cincy through the flower beds. So while my heart stopped, it was only briefly :) Ralph has drilled a deeper hole for the gate secure, so they "shouldn't" be able to push it open (Course we didn't think they could before)

Please, keep some ID on your dogs!!! If I hadn't who knows how long they would have been gone before I knew, or what could have happened.

I have to feel good, about a few things though....
1. They all stayed together...they must like each other!!
2. They never crossed any streets! ( Hard to run away when you aren't allowed to cross the street!)
3. By the time I got outside, they were all back in their own yard...they must like it here!

05-15-2003, 04:46 PM
That must have been so scary, if only for a minute or two! I am so glad nothing happened to them and they got back home safe and sound.
I am so paranoid about Bob getting out, even with his id on, I know for a fact he would be out and away to pastures new so fast and there are roads and side-roads and a maze of streets and........not going to think about it anymore!


05-15-2003, 04:52 PM
Thank goodness all three are ok!:eek: That's my biggest fear, someone (usually a workman) forgetting to shut/lock the gates! Cody and Star are chipped and wear their collars all day, just in case! And I'm not surprised they weren't inclined to venture far from home! They're living the good life!:D

05-15-2003, 05:09 PM
Wow! That was close!! I bet you were freaking out for a few minutes there. I am glad the clan is back home and safe again!!

Cisco's Mom
05-15-2003, 06:00 PM
Sooo glad your babies made it right back home!!:) I know I would have def. been a complete wreck.:eek: Your right about the tags. One day when I was volunteering at the humane society this guy tells me he doesn't keep tags on his dogs, because they have chips. I told him that the humane society is a non-profit organization and couldn't afford the scanner for the chips!! So without tags his dogs would have gone into adopttion or worse!! So even if they have chips or tattoes I would always keep tags on my pets.:D

05-15-2003, 08:08 PM
Cincy's mom:
OMG! you must have been so scared!!!!
I'm glad everything turned out alright!

That's my biggest fear, in my back yard. Right after I bought my house and got owen it happened to a friend. The gas company left the gate open. My friends dog got out, and hit by a car.... :(
After that I put up a beware of dog sign, and a padlock. Service companies have to call me when they want to come into my back yard...

Originally posted by tatsxxx11
Thank goodness all three are ok!:eek: That's my biggest fear, someone (usually a workman) forgetting to shut/lock the gates! Cody and Star are chipped and wear their collars all day, just in case! And I'm not surprised they weren't inclined to venture far from home! They're living the good life!:D

05-15-2003, 08:18 PM
I would just like to add a side note - if you have the ID tags with phone numbers on it, make sure that you put the area codes as well. If you ever travel with your dogs (as many of us do) it may be a godsend.

Cincy'sMom - I am so glad everyone is home and safe
:D :D :D :D

05-15-2003, 08:47 PM
Ours do have the area code...we actually have to dial it for local calls...and they are microchipped, but the tags are quicker and easier..chips are back-up in case they loose the collar.

05-15-2003, 11:57 PM
I'm so glad they're all safe and sound. It's a horrible feeling when one of them gets out even for a few seconds.

I remember when we were going in the car just from a vet apointment and his collar was too loose so he slipped out. My mom put it on..so she didn't know how tight. at first he ran towards a VERY busy road, but I think it was his fear of cars that made him run the other way. I had to trick him into thinking I had a treat for him to get him to sit and carry him back. Just another example that basic obedience (even sit) is important to teach.

05-16-2003, 12:14 AM
I think they know they got it good where they are :). Glad to hear everyone's safe at home.

05-16-2003, 07:01 AM
I bet you had a big lump in your throat when you got that call.
I know I would have, I remember last year when I came home & they were in the middle of the street:eek: At least your 3 had the sense to stay together in their own yard:p
I'm like you I make sure both of them are wearing their id tags...just in case;)

Glad everyone's alright!

4 Dog Mother
05-16-2003, 08:24 AM
O.K. Kid, I talked to you twice last night and you never told me about this. Afraid Grandma would get mad about their mother "losing" the grandkids? Afraid I'd sue for custody?

As you know, my own dogs have "escaped" from time to time and although they all have ID tags on them, it is still scary because a lot of people ignor dogs either because they are scared of them or because they just aren't thinking that maybe they "got" away and the owners aren't aware of it and are frantically looking for them.

And, of course, I can't really say much because there was that time in the store, when your dad thought I had you 3 kids and I thought he had you........how embarassing to hear over the pa system that your kids are at the service desk.... I guess we should have had collars with id tags for you too LOL

But your close call brings home that I really must get after your dad to do something about the storm doors so Snoopy and Jack can't just "break" out!!!

05-16-2003, 08:33 AM
Mine have never gotten out when I didn't know about it, but having two gates that cannot been seen from the door where I let them out, it is a worry.

The most unusual way my dogs have gotten out was when they and I were in the garage, on our way back into the house, and I put my hand out to steady myself against the wall so I could remove the boots I had on....and I accidently leaned on the button for the garage door opener. The garage door started up and they zipped out before it reached 3 feet.

05-16-2003, 09:07 AM
YIKES!!! So glad they are all home safe.

05-16-2003, 05:00 PM
I am so loathe to start a new thred, BUT, guess who got his ID tag STUCK in the floor grate today? Yup, the lughead, Mr. Binx. I wondered why he was lying so strangely, when it seemed like he wanted to get up....I had to take the collar off of him, remove the grate, and pull the collar through the other way.

Think IDs are necessary in the house?

Cinder & Smoke
05-16-2003, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Cataholic
...Think IDs are necessary in the house?

ID's inna Howze??

Prolly not...
BUTT - wh'hoppenz when wunna us Dawggie Kidz takez da *big plunge* an dashez out da door :eek: ~
*wiffOUT* da Tagz & Jewelry onna neck belt!?

Weez managed ta get *stuck* on things wiffa Tagz, too...
But WE gotta wear em 24/7 - IN or out! :D

Dad sez ya jest nebber knowe! :rolleyes:

05-16-2003, 05:30 PM
I was thinking about leaving a collar w/tags on during the day..just in case he slips out the door or something but I've decided not to because it'll ruin his fur. So instead..we just taught him not to go out unless we ask..or else he's in BIG trouble.

05-17-2003, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
BUTT - wh'hoppenz when wunna us Dawggie Kidz takez da *big plunge* an dashez out da door :eek: ~
*wiffOUT* da Tagz & Jewelry onna neck belt!?

But WE gotta wear em 24/7 - IN or out! :D

Dad sez ya jest nebber knowe! :rolleyes:

Yep, same here...you just never know;)

05-17-2003, 07:46 PM
there was the time alex the wonder dog opened the sliding door BY HIMSELF and went for a walk. i got him back cause of the 2 tags, one with my number, which was busy- i was calling for search reinforcements- and the vets, and the vet-god bless her- sent one of her techs to pick him up. and there was a story in the local paper last week, 2 dogs, after their house was broken into, wound up over a mile away from home.-they jumped into a car at a local mickey d's and refused to get out, the cops were able to take them home, and that's how the found the robbery. so my response is 24/7/365, except for baths, then right back on.
maybe a tag with the tag bolted to the collar part itself for mr binks?

05-17-2003, 09:08 PM
Rather a doggie 'stuck' to the floor, than one wondering the neighorhood without ID! We are going to try some variations on the ID..but, ID it is 24/7/365.


05-17-2003, 11:17 PM
There are always dogs running around my neighborhood without tags and it drives me nuts! They are not homeless, just dogs that get out but when I check for tags they never have a phone number for me to call their owners.

05-18-2003, 06:41 AM
I have found a place here in the UK where you can get collars embroidered with your phone number, which sounds a good idea to me! I think I will get one for Bob and Ebby...well, maybe not Ebbs, cos she won`t wear a collar!

I don`t know any details about costs and ordering, from here or the US, they have an email address for that. Anyway, here`s the link if anyone is interested.

Petsafe (http://www.petsafe.uk.com/gft-web-1_001.htm)


05-18-2003, 02:47 PM
Oh, how scary!!!! I am so glad that your babies made it home safely!

Thank GOD for Identification Tags!!!

Cinder & Smoke
05-18-2003, 03:52 PM
Here's a US link to go along with the UK link that Chris found...

Embroidered Collars made in the USA (http://www.gotags.com/collars.htm)