Having an ID tag on your dog is one of the most basic and most important aspects of responsible pet ownership. You can always go to your local chain pet supplier and get one of their generic tags with your name, address and phone number. It’ll look like every other dog’s on the block. It’ll still serve its purpose but the question is for how long? Most mass produced tags don’t have a long lived life and tend to warp or get destroyed fairly quickly (especially with incredibly active dogs!). I have found, thankfully, that there is a better alternative out there when it comes to both durability and purpose in an ID tag with a fashionable flare through one company – Mad Dog Metalworks.
We ordered our original tags quite some time ago (we’re talking years here) from Mad Dog Metalworks because we wanted a less expensive tag than some of the hand stamped tag makers out there with the same durability and customization options. We definitely got that and then some when we got our product (which was a little lengthy of a wait due to a MASSIVE sale that was running in tandem when we bought ours). These tags have held up against a dog who hates tags and likes to chew on them (Mika) and dogs who literally drag them through the mud and muck or running them over objects that would have gouged and damaged lesser tags.
Despite the abuse the original five have put their tags through, they have held up. They may be a little worse for the wear, have pits and a few gashes in them but they’ve held up and are still legible and gorgeous and they were worth every penny that was spent on them – which is actually only about half of many other tag makers at about $20 for the Rockstar tag which we are featuring in this blog (prices vary for other tags).
So, if you’re looking for some custom bling while doing your part as a responsible pet owner make sure you check out Mad Dog Metalworks on Facebook or at their Etsy store. Be sure to tell them that the Work-A-Bull crew sent you while you’re at it and check out their other awesome products while you’re there!