Engraved Dog Tags & Charms

Get Your Best Friend Home Safely With Engraved Dog ID Tags

Even a good dog makes a break for it. If you want to be sure your four-legged friend gets home safely, get engraved dog tags. These tags can be big or small and sparkly or plain, and they come in different materials and colours.

Information to put on engraved dog tags

This is the most important aspect of effective dog tags. Make sure the tag you choose has plenty of room for the information you need to include. Some tags can be engraved on both sides, or you can get two tags if you need the space.

When you’re deciding what to put on your shiny new dog ID tags, keep safety in mind. Use enough information to get your dog home safely if lost, but don’t give out too much about yourself. There’s no need to put your entire home address on the tag. Some suggested information includes the following.

  • Dog’s name
  • Your phone number, town, or city
  • Your veterinarian’s phone number
  • Note that the dog has an ID chip, if applicable
  • Medical conditions
Two basic styles of dog ID tags

You can choose between used or pre-owned tags that dangle from the collar or rectangular tags that slide over the collar and lie flat against it. Which you prefer is mostly a matter of taste, but there are a couple of clear differences.

Dangling tags jingle while slide-on tags are silent. You might find the jingling cheerful, but it may bother your pup. Choose accordingly.

Another consideration is that dangling tags are more likely to get caught on whatever your dog is sticking its nose into. If your dog has escaped and is running loose, it could end up getting trapped or having to break the tag off to get free. Think about the environment your dog is most likely to be in if it escapes.

What materials are they made out of?

Reasonably priced engraved dog tags for pets come in metal, plastic, wood, and brass, among other materials. Stainless steel is durable and can take deep engraving. Aluminium is also durable, but note that the engraving could wear off over time. Brass is often a bit more expensive, but it’s a unique choice if you want something different.

Plastic and wood are quite customisable. Plastic makes for inexpensive dog ID tags, so it’s a good material for temporary travel tags.

All the materials are available in a wide variety of simple or cute shapes like paws and bones and a full range of colours like silver, gold, green, and purple. Pick whatever you think your dog would be most proud to wear.