The tags are available for each of the 50 states, so Mellie’s tag came as a Pennsylvania license. They are available in 2 sizes. The small is for pets under 6lbs and it measures 2? x 1.12?. The large is for pets over 6 lbs and it measures 2.25? x 1.25?. I actually thought the large sounded like it would be too big and look gaudy, but when I got the actual tag changed my mind. It’s just a little longer than the metal tags I’ve had and just as wide. Definitely not as big as I pictured in my head. I was happy with how it looked once I put it on Mellie’s collar.
I like to test products out before I review them especially how well
they stand up to what-ever activity your pet may put it through. This
time of year, my dogs aren’t as active as they are during the summer so I
tried to simulate some of the conditions the tag might go through while
being worn. The first thing I did was put it on Mellie’s collar and let
her wear it for 2 weeks going through her normal everyday life.
At the end of 2 weeks, the tag still looked as good as new. My
next test was to submerge it in a glass of water for 3 hours. I
wanted to see if there would be a problem with the water getting under
the laminate. No issues with that. My last test was to hook
it onto my fence outside for about 2 weeks and see how it held up to the
elements. They say that if you don’t like the weather in
Pennsylvania, wait 10 minutes and it will change. In those 2 weeks
we had temperatures from 60 degrees to below freezing and weather that
included sunshine, rain and snow. The tag really got hit with it
all. Other than the ring getting a little bit of rust, the tag
held up with no problems.
1- Weather-proof. The Shaggytag ID Tag
held up to my water and weather tests with no problem, so should hold
up to whatever activity (swimming, hiking, etc) your pet does.
2- Clear and easy to read. What good is a tag if you can’t read the information.
3- Quiet. No jangling tags, the laminated Shaggytag is completely quiet.
4- Customization. I think this is my favorite feature.
It’s great that they can add individual information to a tag if
requested. Phone numbers can be added for those families that have
multiple cell phones or health conditions can be listed so anyone who
might find the lost pet will know it could need medical attention.
5- Different and eye-catching. You want people to see an ID tag
and these will be easy for them to find even in the furriest of dogs.
6- No staining. Sounds weird, but I’ve always used metal tags
and ended up with my white dogs getting discolored from them
tarnishing. Not an issue with laminate.
8–The price is higher than a regular tag, but when you consider the pluses, I’m sure you find it’s worth it.
9–If you have a pet who likes to chew on their tags, this probably
won’t hold up well, but it won’t hurt their teeth if they do chew it.