At Generation Wags our signature focus is on pet safety.
Our Love Tag Chip Challenge was created to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your pet should they go missing.
There is nothing more heartbreaking than to read the countless posts and pleas to help pet owners find their pets that have gone missing. If you don’t think your pet could be among the lost, visit our Lost & Found Pets page to see how real it can be and how quickly it can happen.
Why take the challenge?
Many of those who fall into the rescue system began their lives as beloved pets. Tragically some go missing for unexpected reasons. By taking preventive measures, every pet owner can improve their chances of being reunited should they get separated from their pet.
If you own a pet please be sure to microchip
AND put a visible tag on your pet.
BOTH are critical.
Even rescues awaiting their forever homes should be loved, tagged and chipped! While Kai, a rescue with Capitol Canines Animal Rescue, who got loose and lost for about three weeks, was found through the undaunted efforts of the rescue, she was tagged and chipped so had she not been found so quickly she would have had a fighting chance to find her way back!
Consider tags and microchips as the dynamic duo.
And of course it all starts with LOVE! Read on to learn more about the challenge and how you can be a part of not only protecting your own pet, but also impacting the flow of lost pets that may never find their way home.
Plus, while keeping your pet safe and out of a shelter you leave a shelter space open for a pet that is truly homeless!
Why you need a tag too … sometimes a microchip may not scan, or not have updated info. Plus, improve the chance of having someone just give you a call to let you know that they’ve found your pet!
On September 27th, State Farm sponsored our Pet Ownership & Safety Booth at DogFest 2014 held by the Baltimore Humane Society.
Agent Cyndi Kuhn joined us to greet attendees who came by for info and a chance to have their pet with an existing microchip scanned to be sure it could be read! Others were informed about the importance of microchips and tags.
Thanks to photographer Steve Collegeman for capturing pics as some attendees stopped to “Strike a Pose” for our LOVE TAG CHIP Challenge!
State Farm agent Cyndi Kuhn at our booth!
The Generation Wags/State Farm Pet Ownership & Safety Booth at Baltimore Humane Society’s DogFest provided a range of information for pet owners to enhance their bond with their pets and keep them safe.
Center stage at the booth was information and outreach efforts to promote pet safety with the Generation Wags new #LoveTagChip Challenge“, inviting pet owners to “strike a pose” with their pooch that were chipped and tagged! Newly chipped dogs donned their #LoveTagChip “Love Rescued Me” orange bandanas!
Visitors to the booth were encouraged to have dogs with microchips have them scanned in order to be sure the chip could be read, and then provided with the pet’s chip # and contact info to be sure the chip is correctly registered and with updated contact info. The importance of having both a chip and visible tag was shared with attendees. For dogs not already microchipped, owners were able to get hem chipped at the event at the Baltimore Humane Society’s Spay & Neuter Clinic, as well as have a tag made … both at very affordable prices! Generation Wags focuses on Pet Ownership & Safety not only for their role in assisting pet owners to enhance the bond with and care for their pet, but also to hopefully reduce the flow of pets into shelters & rescues in a variety of ways including helping to reunite more lost pets with their owners (learn about HelPingLostPets.com) and reducing pet surrenders through pet training and other measures to keep them in their home.
State Farm Agent Cyndi Kuhn, known for her efforts in support of pets, was at the booth with important information about insurance options for pet owners at surprisingly affordable prices while adding peace of mind. State Farm’s breed neutral policy for pets made them an important component for Generation Wags which is dedicated to equal treatment for all breeds or types of dogs. Also learn about State Farm’s proactive efforts to educate people about preventing dog bites and how they recently teamed up with Victoria Stillwell to promote responsible pet owners and reduce the number of dog bites.
Information from the Center for Pet Safety regarding ground breaking crash tests for pet restraints for pets, as well as emergency preparedness info from Ready.gov were among the handouts at the booth.
Generation Wags also had their exclusive Paw Folio to go! on hand at the booth. This attractive and quickly recognizable pet envelope complete with a Pet Profile form for vital info on the spot. Generation Wags founder Debby Hartten created the Paw Folio after recognizing the need for immediate printed pet info to be at the ready should a pet go missing or in the case of an emergency when electronic info might not be available.
To learn more about pet friendly insurance options from Cyndi Kuhn email her!
Meet Meme … Generation Wags’ AmbassaDOG for Safety!Her life started off “ruff” as a victim of abuse and spent several years in animal control while her abuser awaited trial. She finally found freedom and her loving home thanks to the Baltimore Humane Society and her human family who is keeping her safe and happy! Mom Michelle will tell you that she’s the lucky one … Meme has brought such joy and love to their home. Meme hopes YOUR pet will be loved and safe too. Won’t you take the LOVE TAG CHIP Challenge?Once you take the Challenge, take a pic of your pet with their tag, post and share to encourage others to do so too.