Posted Wednesday, July 18th, 2018


Tiny implants with a unique identification number that offers secure and permanent identification for your pet. The pet’s ID code and owner’s contact information are entered into the microchip database registry where it can easily be scanned by veterinarians, shelters and rescues if your pet goes missing. Contact your local vet or shelter (see Shelters and Pet Assistance) for low-cost microchip clinics. Have you moved? Be sure to keep your contact information current in the microchip registry. 


GPS Trackers and Smart Tags
If you have a runner in the family or like to go on hikes leash-free, you may want to consider the latest technology in pet tracking as an added security. GPS trackers and smart tags are devices (transmitters) that attach to your pet’s collar that can pinpoint their exact location. Some trackers can monitor activities and temperature, store vet records, manage multiple dogs, and give health reminder alerts. Pet trackers use GPS cellular technology, GPS enabled QR codes or bluetooth, and usually offer an app to display location. Some websites offering GPS trackers and smart tags are:,,,, and


Pet Tag
For instant tags, automated machines may be found at larger pet stores. If you are looking for an alternative to the jingling “tin-tag,” consider slide-on tags, embroidered collars, wooden tags or rubber tag silencers.


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