Fish Pet Tag
- 2.5" long tag is made of your choice of rustic copper or brushed aluminum
- Sample tag (Ryver) features the "handwriting" font
- Sample tag (Fisher) features the "comic sans" font
- Each letter and number is individually stamped by hand using an antique hammer
- Hung on an American-made zinc-plated steel split ring
True to his name and true to the game, Ryver loves fishing. He loves it so much that when his human catches a fish, he spins in circles, stomping in the water, and trying to make best friends with the fish. One time, he got too close to the fish and his human scolded him. Ryver's feelings were hurt. He only wanted to be best friends with the fish! Ryver decided to take a walk to heal his hurting heart. He walked so long that he lost track of his human. Luckily, Ryver wears a Hattie tag. Hattie brings you home.
Custom Dog Tags - How we make our hand stamped dog tags
Hattie Rex Pet ID Tags are personalized by you and handmade by our three talented metalsmiths/dog tag artists in our downtown Bozeman, Montana studio, and retail store.
We make these unique dog name tags by hand from start to finish. We start with thick sheets of metal, including copper, brass, aluminum, nickel silver, and sterling silver. We cut the metal pieces of each handcrafted dog tag using a disc cutter, a pancake die with a hydraulic press, or by hand using a jeweler’s saw. We remove any metal burrs or rough edges with a belt sander. We’ll do the final polish later, but we sand it down first to make sure we have an even, flat surface for the next step.
This step is our favorite because it’s where the piece of metal becomes your dog’s tag! We place the metal pieces on a steel bench block and use an antique hammer to hand-stamp your dog’s name and phone number (and any other information you like) on the dog tag. The hand-stamping process is what differentiates our handmade dog tag method from machined dog tags or engraved dog name tags and engraved pet tags. Every letter and number is stamped individually by hand, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind artisan dog name tag. The spacing of the letters is artistically executed, ensuring that your handmade dog tag isn’t mistaken for a robot-produced dog name tag.
Next, the pieces of our metal dog tags are soldered together using an oxygen and acetylene-fueled torch. This part is the most exciting! We love the way fire can join together two pieces of metal, creating a thick, sturdy piece of dog tag art. After soldering and cooling, they make their way over to the drill press where we add a hole for the split ring to go in later.
The dog tags go through a round of polishing in a tumbler. After tumbling, we darken the tags to add contrast before they go through a final polishing by hand. For our traditional hanging pet tags, we attach a USA-made, heavy-duty, zinc-plated stainless steel split ring to attach to your dog’s collar. This makes our mixed metal dog id tags durable and safe to ensure that your dog tag art will last for years to come.
The last step is to ship it off to you, complete with a gift box for giving or keeping. Our custom pet id tags make great gifts for dog lovers or anyone who needs a dog gift. Shopping for someone who has everything? A gift for their dog is always a hit. Our dog tags are available in sizes extra small to extra large, so we have tags for every dog breed and cat tags, too! If you’re not sure which dog tag to get, we offer gift cards, too. It’s the perfect gift when it has to be special.
Dog Name Tags: Why your dog should wear an ID tag
Dog id tags can save your dog’s life if she ever runs away. Every year, thousands of dogs are lost from their owners. When they are found, how do they communicate their phone number and address without a dog ID tag? Wearing a tag --any tag -- is the quickest and easiest way for your dog’s finder to help your dog come home when she is lost. Whether you choose to buy a machine tag engraved dog tag, or write your dog’s phone number on her collar with a Sharpie, or treat yourself to a high-quality, handmade metal dog tag like ours, it’s imperative that your dog wears a pet name tag that includes a phone number.
While microchipping is a very common dog id method, the dog microchip requires that the finder take the dog to a veterinarian or animal shelter to scan the chip to retrieve the information. Although we all hope that anyone who finds a dog would take this step, there is no guarantee that someone would take the time to do this, or would have the time to do it quickly. Just think, every minute that it takes someone to drop everything and run your lost dog to the humane society is a minute that you are worried and scared because your dog is missing! Save yourself the heartache and make sure your dog is wearing an identification tag.
Delivery + Returns
Our turnaround time for custom-made items is 1-5 business days from receipt of order.
Ready-to-ship items will ship the next business day.
We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. Priority and Express Mail options are also available at checkout.
Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10.Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day. Rush your order here.
We gladly accept returns on non-personalized items within 14 days of delivery. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility.
We do not accept returns or exchanges on personalized or custom items.
If we make a mistake on your order, we will gladly replace it. However, if the mistake is not ours, the item is yours to keep. Please check spelling and phone numbers carefully.
When will my order ship?
Our turnaround time is 1-5 business days from receipt of order. We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. You can also select USPS Priority Mail which normally takes 2-3 days in transit. Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10. Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day.
What are your products made of?
We use aluminum, brass, copper, and sterling silver for our jewelry. Our chains are sterling silver. Yellow and rose gold jewelry chains are sterling silver electroplated with rose or yellow gold. Our chains are made in Italy and electroplated in California. We use aluminum, brass, copper, sterling silver, and nickel silver for our pet ID tags. Our split rings are zinc-plated steel and are made in Wisconsin. Individual products’ materials are listed in each description.
Is personalization extra?
All of our products are priced to include personalization. If you need extra text applied (to the back, for example), an extra charge will be required for the extra work involved. In general, an extra line of text consists of up to 12 characters including spaces and costs $4. Please email us at email@example.com to create a custom order.
Will the letters be perfectly straight?
We use a method called hand-stamping to personalize each piece. Every letter and number are struck individually using an antique hammer. This method creates unique and varying alignments which add to the character and handmade nature of the piece, so every product will be slightly different.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. We ship internationally via USPS First Class Mail International. This method can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks in transit. Customs and fees are the buyer’s responsibility and we will not knowingly falsify any customs documents.
Will you gift wrap my order / include a note?
Your personalized jewelry will arrive neatly packaged in a small box. If you are ordering multiple pieces, please specify at checkout that you would like separate boxes. Otherwise, we combine multiple products into one box. Packing slips and receipts are not included. If you are ordering a gift and would like a note included, please specify during checkout what you would like the note to say.
Are these tags just for dogs?
No. We’ve created pet id tags and charms for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, ferrets, plus children and adult humans. Many designs require no modification; just be sure to order an appropriate size for the animal (or human) you are tagging.
Will the metal tarnish?
All of our products begin with an untreated sheet of metal. No waxes, sprays, or finishes are applied to the products, which means they will develop a patina over time. Humidity will accelerate the patina’s development. Jewelry polish pads are available for $0.50 each. We recommend storing your jewelry in an airtight plastic bag (one is included in your order) and removing your jewelry to bathe, swim, sleep, or exercise.
Can I order online and pick it up in the store?
Yes. Please select “in-store pickup” under the shipping methods and select your preferred pickup date.
Can I buy just the pendant?
Yes. On many products, you’ll find a drop-down menu for our “Necklace” or “Pendant” options. Necklaces include a chain as described in the product description. Pendants do not include a chain.