Pet ID Tags

Thousands of pets go missing each year, and a lot of those are never returned to their keepers because their details are not up-to-date on a microchip database and they have no other form of identification (e.g. pet identification tags).

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 mandates that any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address (including postcode) of the owner engraved or written on it, or engraved on a tag. Your telephone number is optional (but advisable).

Order a Pet ID Tag

 

You can be fined £5000 if your dog does not wear an identification tag.

Exceptions:

  • Dogs used on official duties by the armed forces, HM Customs & Excise or the police
  • Dogs used for sporting purposes and packs of hounds
  • Dogs used for the capture or destruction of vermin
  • Dogs used for driving or tending cattle or sheep
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Dogs used for emergency rescue work

 

The Control of Dog Order 1992