We have a confession to make… our dogs are often tag-less! I wish we had the funds to buy a new collar and a personalized tag for every foster that comes through, but we just don’t. That being said, even Knox and Chocko are tag-less sometimes! Yup. That’s right. They always have a phone number and name on their Sirius collars, and are microchipped, and if we are ever off leash I make sure the tags are on… but… well, part of the wardrobe was definitely missing.
Luckily for us, we were offered a dogtag for Chocko and a foster tag from Dogtagart.com! I kinda didn’t realize we were even missing it… oops. Fear not, said Dog Tag Art! So we perused their hundreds of designs (yea, there is a LOT) and decided to make Chocko a custom tag and then chose one of their artist-designed tags for the future foster.
They arrived attached to an adorable post card with tag silencers (we were really happy about that since that’s kind of the reason our dogs aren’t always tagged… I promise we’re going to get better at that though!)
It was super duper easy to select the pre-designed tags. Just customize with your information on the back and voila! An adorable, sturdy tag for your collar.
(I took the silencer off the Adopt Me tag so you could get a better view).
We love this simple yet catchy tag. During a stroll down the street or a visit to the park, if our fosters are sans bandana or vest, this is the perfect accessory to always advertise their availability! And we love the back too…
The tag on the left is obviously Chocko’s (Yup, you guessed it, the one that says Chocko.) We personalized his with our phone numbers, as well as the city. Not sure why… just did that. When you personalized the tags on Dog Tag Art, there are six different fonts (we went with a combination of comic sans and arial), as well as several different sizing options.
Customizing Chocko’s was a bit more difficult. Now you could easily upload a picture to the site and it’s pretty easy, but I had to go get all complicated. See I’ve been wanted to have an icon (or ‘Branding’ as I recently learned what it’s called) but haven’t gotten around to it. So I decided to play with photoshop elements… Which is a program that still completely baffles me. Well long story short, I didn’t want a picture on my tag, so I played with some layers and found a cute blue paw-print fill layer… I added some text (this sounds WAY simpler then it was to me at the time!) and saved it as a .jpeg. Once that was all done, it was easy breezy to upload it to the site and create my tag.
Here’s Chocko getting a little carried away modeling his new tag.
Ok so, do you want one? Of course you do! So here’s how to enter to win a free tag from DogTagArt.com:
1) Go check them out www.dogtagart.com, and peruse the selection.
2) Leave a comment on THIS post with which design is your favorite (don’t worry if you win and you decide you want to custom make your own, that’s totally fine!)
3) Enter to win by Wednesday night, August 1st at 11:59pm EST.
This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries (random.org). The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen. The gift code will be sent via e-mail. No mailing address is required for this giveaway.
Goodluck! I can’t wait to hear about your favorites! I really was crushing on a lot of the tags in the “Vintage and Retro” category and this one was my favorite runner up!