Sunday, 9 September 2012

How To Choose The Perfect Pet ID Tag

Dear Pet People,

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

With all the gorgeous pet id tags available, choosing the perfect one for your dog can be very difficult.  Once you've selected the appropriate size of tag for your dog, it seems that the options are endless.

More and more pet owners are choosing designer id tags as a way of expressing something special or unique about their dog or cat.
Here are some tips to help you choose a perfect id tag for your furry friend:

National Pride

A flag id tag can be a great choice for owners with a strong sense of national pride.  Perhaps your family originates from a different country than the one where you currently reside. In that case, a flag id tag is a lovely nod to your homeland.

Alternately, you might consider honouring the origins of your pet's breed type.  I think an Irish flag tag would look fantastic on an Irish Wolfhound! How about a Scottish flag id tag for your little Cairn or Scottish terrier?

Scottish Flag Bone Pet ID Tag

Personality Plus

When you think about your dog's personality is there one particular trait that stands out?  If your dog is a happy-go-lucky pooch with lots of love to share, perhaps a tag featuring a heart shape may be the perfect choice.

Louis is wearing a Rockin' doggie id tag 

Rockin' Heart ID tag

If you and your dog are the groovy type with a definite retro vibe, then a vintage inspired tag could be a 'far-out' choice! 

Glitter Daisy Tag

I would love to see this Grrr tag on a feisty little dog who's got a big dog attitude!
Grrr... Tag

Some dogs have a distinctly regal disposition.  These are the dogs who prefer "livin' the cushy pillow life". (Bonus points if you know where that quote is from!)  A crown tag, or a prince or princess id tag is a must-have for these precious pooches!  You can even kick it up a notch with sparkle or crystal accents!

Harry is wearing a Blue Prince Crown ID Tag.

Pink Princess Crown ID Tag

Or, maybe your dog is the strong and silent type, with a rock 'n roll edge.

Guitar pick id tags honouring the legends of rock are a great choice for this type of dog. 

Born To Run Guitar Pick ID Tag by Rockin' doggie

Complementary Colours

To get the maximum number of compliments on your dog's new id tag, choose a tag in a colour that will stand out against the colour of his coat.  

Any colour of tag will look great on white dogs, but I think that black tags look particularly amazing! 

Harry is wearing a Crystal Crown Tag in Black

Vibrant colours such as blue, red, pink or green look fantastic on darker dogs.  Try to avoid choosing a tag that blends in with the colour of your dog's fur; a gold disc tag will be hard to spot on a golden retriever or yellow lab. 

Classic and Traditional 

You really can't go wrong choosing an id tag that features traditional pet designs: paw prints, dog bones and stars never go out of style!  If this style of tag is your first choice, you can still add glitz by choosing a tag that features glitter or crystal accents. 
Small Silver Disc With Blue Paw Tag

Seasonal Designs

For pet owners who want their dog to have a wardrobe of id tags, then one tag is just not enough! 

During Hallowe'en, tags with bones or skulls become a spooktacular choice.  At Christmas, any tag in red, silver or gold will help your dog appear festive and extra special.

Red Glitter Bone - arriving in time for Christmas!

For some people it's easy to choose a perfect id tag - a particular tag just seems to be "the one".  Other pet owners need a few suggestions; sort of like trying to decide which pair of earrings go best with an outfit!  

Either way, have fun deciding (it will be hard to choose just one!) and as always...

Enjoy your pets,