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Every dog needs a dog tag.
Especially if your dog…
- goes out on walks with you
- goes for rides in the car with you
- is left to play in the backyard alon
- is traveling via airplane
Ideally, every dog should wear identifying information on a dog tag attached to their collar at all times. Our dogs do.
Why We Chose These
We have 2 Black Labs and we have been color-coordinating all of their equipment from Day One.
Destin’s collar, leash, and car harness are all red.
Tenor’s doggie gear is all blue.
Likewise, when it came time to order their dog tags, we wanted a red one for Destin, and a blue one for Tenor.
TagsForPets.com had the most colors, shapes, reasonable prices, and fastest turnaround time.
They have plastic tags available in these colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White or Gray.
We chose the bone-shaped dog tag… one in red and one in blue.
We are 100% satisfied with the dog tags we have received, pictured here:
UPDATE: Even though I have been happy with the dog tags I’ve purchased through Tags For Pets, after hearing mixed reviews from others about the company, I have switched to buying my dog tags locally. I found the do-it-yourself TagWorks Dog Tag Machine at PetSmart (also available online) to be a cinch! I’ve made a couple of my dog tags there. And I also found some fun (high quality) dog tags on Amazon:
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!