Montana Dog Tag
Montana Dog Tag
Kacie considers herself queen of the mountain. She is always ready to scale any peak. Good thing she lives in Montana, where there is no shortage of mountains. Since Kacie lives right by the mountains, she sometimes decides to take herself on a hike in her backyard. Good thing Kacie wears a Hattie Tag. Hattie brings you home.
- Made of sturdy oxidized copper and nickel silver
- Sample tag features the "typewriter" font
- Each letter and number is individually stamped by hand with an antique hammer
- Heart stamp is optional; please let us know at checkout if you DO NOT want it, or want it in a different location. The heart is placed by default.
- The XL tag will have the name and phone number on the front
- The Large tag will have the name on the front and the number(s) on the back
- 1.25" or 1.5" in diameter
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 dog 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 dog 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 dog 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 dog 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 into 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.
Our Montana Jewelry and Accessories are hand made in the heart of Big Sky Country
If you’re looking for a Montana keepsake or Montana jewelry, you’re covered at Hattie Rex. We’ve been creating Montana state necklaces and other Montana souvenirs since 2012. Our Montana Love necklaces are best sellers and are offered in a variety of metals, sizes, and finishes. Silver Montana jewelry, copper Montana jewelry, and gold Montana jewelry are just the beginning of our selection of Montana state jewelry.
Our 1” Montana necklace was our first state shape necklace. A year later, we had so many happy customers loving their Montana memento that we decided to offer it in a smaller, daintier size, and the Tiny Montana Necklace was born. At only ½” wide, it’s a delicate Montana vacation souvenir that layers well with longer necklaces.
Our variations on the Montana state necklace are plentiful. We add hearts to certain cities for those who say “My heart is in Montana!” and we add an embossed mountain range to make others a Montana Mountain Necklace. We can add a tiny gem or birthstone, or you can find a local yogo sapphire to add on, too!
Our team of Bozeman, Montana silversmiths live in Montana and our ideas are grown in Montana. We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else other than the Treasure State -- specifically, Bozeman: home of our retail store and gift shop and Montana State University, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of the United States.
No other state has as much state charm as Montana, and with our Montana products you can give a nod to the mountains with a special Montana gift.
In each product description, you’ll find our method of hand-making the products in our Bozeman, Montana studio and our Montana Necklaces and accessories are no exception. From Montana Money Clips and Montana Keychains to Montana Pet ID Tags and Montana Cufflinks, we have the best Montana gifts and souvenirs, all handmade in Bozeman, Montana.
Hattie Rex products ship within 5-7 business days.