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Where to buy a dog name tag

Name tags for pets are helpful if ever they get lost, they can easily be identified and returned safely. Most name tags carry at least a phone number or some form of pet identity which makes the owner traceable. This article discusses where to purchase such tags.

Tag types

There are a vast amount of different type of tags available. They can be made from different materials plastic, brass, metal, silver, rubber and the list goes on. However, the most secured and damaged proof tags are made from some form of metal that can be engraved with the owners details which usually contain the pet's name on the front and the owners details on the back. The more recent development in dog tag technology is a tag which has a QR code on it that can be read by a smart phone with the corresponding software. Hence, a website is opened which is dedicated to the dog's details including a list of contact numbers and home address.

Purchasing tags

Pet shops Most pet shops carry some form of pet tags. However, for a wide range of tags made from various materials, then Pets at Home is the best place on the High Street to shop. Most of the larger stores also have an engraving machine which allows the customer to personalise a tag. Online For a wide choice of identity tags including different styles themes and colours, Happydogdays.co.uk is a site that offers all of this with free worldwide delivery. Another site that again offers a wide range of engraved tags with free shipping is Petags.co.uk Key cutters Locksmith and Key Cutting stores tend to also carry pet tags with the machinery available to engrave any details that the owner specifies onto the chosen tags. The range in style of the tags is more limited than online, but it can usually be engraved while you wait and are generally very cost-effective. Supermarkets A few supermarkets including Asda and Morrisons have dog tag engraving machines in store usually located by the newspaper kiosk. The machine etches the details onto a pre-chosen tag. The number of letters is limited, so customers looking to provide many details may be restricted in their choice. Vets Most veterinary surgeries have pet collar tags, but engraving requires an order form to be filled in and the tag is then posted to the customer. Identification tags In UK, it is a legal requirement for all dogs to carry an identification tag at all times. Any dogs found without a tag could result in the owner being fined up to £5000.

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