Why have a tag? According to Psychology Today, less than 2% of cats and only 15% to 20% of dogs come back home to their owners if they get lost. Even if your pet is microchipped, a tag helps ensure a pet is returned home as quickly as possible. Especially during a natural disaster, having your cell phone number on a tag helps emergency workers reunite you and your pet. A tag also shows that your pet isn’t a stray. They’re more likely to receive medical assistance if you put allergy information or other health items on a tag. An ID tag lets rescuers know about any injuries, health issues, and disabilities your pet has, too, so that they can provide sufficient care as they interact with your furry bestie.