If your dog does not wear a collar because he has a secure backyard or only wears a collar or harness for walks, his safety is always an issue. Despite your best care, Fido may still find a way to get loose and explore. ID collar helps those who find him return him home. Elastic band IDs are comfortable and easy to make at home.
Measure your dog’s neck with the tape measure. Add an additional inch to this measurement to allow for sewing. Cut a piece of elastic, in ribbon form, to this measurement.
Lay the elastic ribbon out on a flat surface. Using a permanent fabric marker, write your dog’s name and a contact phone number in the center of the elastic ribbon. For a fancier collar, you may choose to use embroidery thread and needle and sew, by hand, the name and phone number.
Overlap 1/2 inch of each end of the ribbon to form a circle, with the information on the outside. Do not let the elastic twist. Using a needle and thread, sew the two ends together to secure the collar. Slip the ID collar over your dog’s head.