After adopting a new puppy, one of the first things you should purchase (other than food and necessary supplies) are dog tags for pets. Not only do they serve a useful purpose in identifying your dog, but they also add a unique and personalized touch.
Even if your new furry friend has a microchip, it’s still important for them to wear a pet tag. Tags allow your neighbors to contact you quickly if your dog runs away, instead of taking your pup to the nearest shelter for a microchip scan.
There are plenty of dog tags for pets on the market today. We compiled some of our favorite picks in this post, so take a look and find the perfect one for your canine companion.
There’s a lot to love about TagsForHope and its dog tags for pets. First and foremost, TagsForHope’s company purpose is to help animals in need. The business partners with more than 300 animal welfare organizations provide food, medical care, and more for pets in shelters and foster care.
In addition to its charitable mission, TagsForHope also produces fun and unique dog tags for pets. Its most popular design looks like a driver’s license, with your dog’s photo and name, as well as your contact information. On the back, you can include your pup’s medical needs and restrictions (if he or she has any).
You can also sign up for the TagsForHope lost and found registry. It’s a free service that comes with the purchase of their dog tags for pets, and it allows anyone who finds your dog to submit your pooch’s TagsForHope ID number online to notify you immediately. Plus, you can quickly print lost and found posters from the online portal if necessary.
If you aren’t familiar with Etsy, it’s an online marketplace where people can sell homemade products. Numerous Etsy stores sell personalized dog tags for pets — here are a few that stand out.
This Etsy store is all about “dog fashion.” With personalized dog tags, collars, bandannas, leashes, and more, you’ll undoubtedly find something you like.
Stamped with Passion
As its name might suggest, this store creates stamped dog tags (and jewelry for humans). They’re great if you’re in the market for a classic-looking dog tag.
The Ginger Paw
If you love vibrant colors and floral prints, you’ll love the dog tags from The Ginger Paw. Their products are double-sided, so you’ll have plenty of room to include your critical contact information.
Some people (and dogs) are bothered by the jostling sounds made by traditional metal dog tags. If that’s the case, you might prefer silicone pet tags from a company like SiliDog. The company was featured on Shark Tank for its “silent” dog tags. They’re worth checking out if you’re trying to keep the noise down.
Your local pet supply store
If you need your dog tags quickly, head to your local pet supply store to see what they have available. Many stores will engrave a personalized pet tag for you on the spot, so there’s no need to wait for one to come in the mail.
Are you interested in learning more about pet care and products? Check out the PetPonder blog for more articles like this one.