I think the old fashion collar and ID tags work fine for now. Anybody that can read knows where my dog belongs.
That's a good point, but what if the collar comes off, or if the dog just happens not to have one on?
I feel better having the extra protection.
Here's a story of something that happened to the APBT that I was originally going to foster.
Her name is Petie and she finally found a home after being in the shelter for almost a year.
Her owner owns a few homes and he was in Florida with Petie for the winter, a few months after he adopted her. Somehow she jumped out of the car and ended up missing for months. I guess that her collar came off somehow. He had everyone looking for her! He was offering a large reward, etc. He did all the right things, but no one could find her.
He finally came back up north, but everyone was still trying to find her.
A woman from a rescue just happened to go into a Florida shelter one evening right before they closed and spotted a white Pit Bull with a spot over her eye. The dog was due to be PTS the next day. She went back and got her. Here's the part that really shook me up.
Petie's poster was on their wall AND Petie was chipped. I guess they never scanned her or looked at the "lost dog" posts.
It's scary. Petie and her owner were very lucky.
Kind of makes you want to tattoo too.