A pet registration tag is the first thing our officers check when finding a lost pet. If your pet is wearing a registration tag, our officers may give your pet a free ride home. If you have lost your pet registration tag, click here to find out how to replace it.
Personalized ID Tag
If your pet does get out, an identification tag can easily get him back home. Tags should have all of your contact information including your address and multiple phone numbers. If you are planning on going out of town, consider creating a temporary ID tag with the appropriate contact phone numbers (pet sitter, neighbor, or relative).
Sometimes tags and collars can get lost. A microchip is a permanent form of identification that is implanted under the skin of your pet. Animal services officers and veterinary offices are able to scan for a microchip and get information about your pet. Veterinary clinics and animal shelters are able to implant microchips using a simple shot.
Once your pet has a microchip, it is imperative that you confirm that your pet's microchip is registered. Many microchip companies do not automatically register their chips upon implantation. Ensure that your contact information remains up-to-date with the microchip company.
Spay or Neuter your Pet
Pets that are spayed or neutered are less likely to roam because their instinct to mate will be lessened. Spaying or neutering has a number of lifesaving health benefits. Consult with your veterinarian for additional information.