A Dog Travel Worry
What happens to my dogs if something happens to me such that I can’t be their advocate?
I want a mobile “In Case of Emergency — Rescue My Dogs” sign.
An ID bracelet! BAM It lists emergency contacts who will prioritize the dogs’ welfare.
The ID Band
I purchased this ID bracelet. It’s not particulary pretty, but I chose it because it’s bright and has a red ‘medical emergency’ emblem sure to catch the attention of First Responders.
The ID has my name and hometown, the name and number of two emergency contacts, and a medical allergy.
I can’t realistically test the usefulness of my new bracelet. Actually, I hope it will never even be used.
But I talked to a local First Responder. He assured me that they look for this kind of ID bracelet and that emergency contacts would indeed be called. Cool.
Emergency Contact Instructions
I then asked my emergency contacts if they would be willing make the care of my dogs a priority if they were ever called. They agreed.
Before going on a trip, I give my contacts information:
- Dog Care: veterinarian, medication, food, temperaments, etc.
- Location: up-to-date itinerary
- Vehichle: make, model and plate number of my car (in case that’s where the dogs need rescuing)
- Dog Handling: hints on how to handle or catch the dogs if they get loose
- Reimbursement: a promise that I, or my estate, would reimburse all dog care and transport expenses
I feel better knowing my dogs will have someone looking out for them if something should happen to me.
I can’t anticipate all types of emergencies, but I the bracelet should save time and heartbreak.
Much like a dog tag.