Why You Should Leave Your Dog’s Name Off His Collar

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For pet parents, one of the most harrowing moments is when you realize you can’t find your dog. Perhaps the side gate was left open, or Fido jumped the fence, or ran out the front door as you were walking into the house… and now he’s gone.

He’s probably chipped, but what about the identifying information on his collar? Think of this way: most people are good, and then there are a few who ruin everything. This includes dog-stealing bad guys. Here’s a tip to keep your dog safe: don’t put your dog’s name on his ID tags. (Knowing the dog’s name gives a potential thief a value piece of information.) Put your name and number on instead.