Entries by Karen

RUBY: The Silver Paw Pup/ When The Dog You Love Gets Old

I’ve had a few dogs over the years. They were loved with all my heart and soul. I’ve never had a dog who really took their time, without any major ailments like cancer, to leave this world. I’ve never cared for a loved one who seriously needed help caring for themselves for an extended time. […]

Silver Paw Pet ID Tags: Made in Maine Not China!

Buy local, buy USA… it has a familiar ring these days! When buying local means buying higher price, those of us living paycheck to paycheck just don’t go there for obvious reasons. However, buying local can sometimes mean buying smart, especially when you consider things like customer service, quality of product, and guarantees. Those of […]

Rotary Engraving, Stamping, or Laser Engraving Pet ID Tags: Which Is Best?

There are three basic approaches to applying information to pet id tags. If you are reading this, I’m assuming you are looking for the best type of engraving to purchase on your pet tag. Computerized rotary engravers use a sharp cutter to actually remove metal from the surface of lines. Stamping machines exert tremendous force to […]

Moving: Renewing & Updating Engraving Info On Silver Paw Pet Tags

Going through a move and all the accompanying changes associated with it are a hassle any day of the week, month, or year! In the hecticness, one of the most overlooked tasks people often forget about is to update the information on their dog’s id tags. There are all of the other changes to checkbooks, […]

Silver Paw Tags/ Sticker Shock!

“Now, $30 for just a tag can be a bit hard to swallow, but they are 100% worth it,” wrote one of our customers several years ago. “The amount I was spending on each supposedly “durable” id tag at the pet store was easily munched and mangled, so I figured why not get a GOOD […]

Brownfield Jeweler Goes To The Dogs

Brownfield jeweler, Karen Twombly, isn’t giving up. With 19 years of business under her belt and gold and silver prices through the roof, Twombly, is reinventing herself. “ I’ve had plenty of time, sitting at shows, to ponder the fate of jewelry in a less than thriving economy.” Spurred on by her trusty canine companions, […]

Recovery Tips – Lost Dog Behavior

© 2007 Missing Pet Partnership. All rights reserved. Reasons Why Dogs Leave The three most common reasons why dogs become separated from their families are opportunistic journey, wanderlust, and blind panic. Opportunistic journey is when a gate or door is accidentally left open. While some dogs will remain in their yards or at their homes, […]

The Importance of Pet Tags

By TARA PARKER-POPE NYTimes.com   Keeping your pet collared and tagged can be critical, a new study shows. Is your dog or cat wearing a collar and tags? Research shows that 80 percent of pet owners believe it’s important that dogs and cats wear personal identification tags, but only one in three pet owners say their pets […]


What it is: Each microchip contains an electromagnetic transponder and is given a unique code that is registered with a recovery program. A scanner is needed to read the codes. The microchip is injected under the skin near the neck and between the shoulders. You can read more about how they work at HowStuffWorks.com. Price: […]