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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 us purchasing for these values, have the added feel good bonus of knowing we supported a fellow American, perhaps even a neighbor!

It’s delightful and refreshing to be able to call a business and speak with its owner or an employee who actually makes the product. The chances of your order getting shipped quickly and customized to your specifications is usually greater if the product is produced here in this country.

I receive email offers from Chinese companies every week. They want to produce my pet id tags much more cheaply than I do. US stamping companies that I spoke to when developing my pet tags urged me to get them made in China at a fraction of the cost. A major stainless steel pet id tag competitor of ours, who has a lion’s share of the US market, manufactures their tags in China. The average factory wage in China is under $1.40 per hour at 12 hours a day, 6 days a week.Silver Paw Pet ID Tags: Made in Maine Not China!

Consumers who recognize the benefits of buying products made here in the US are key. Smaller companies, like my pet id tag business, have something to prove, pulling themselves up by the bootstraps, carefully monitoring competition, and striving for excellence in all aspects of their product. Our products float to the top because of you, the consumer. Buying products that last, support US jobs, and respect our health and environment, are sustaining for us all.

So, the next time you are faced with the decision to buy cheaper from China or buy more expensive from the US, stop and think about the pros and cons. Who and what practices do you want to support with your dollar? What are your expectations for the durability of a product? What kind of service and warranty will there be after the sale?

Silver Paw Pet ID Tags: Made in Maine Not China!
Moving: Renewing & Updating Engraving Info On Silver Paw Pet Tags

Moving Checklist

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, credit cards, subscriptions, licenses, etc, etc. But forgetting to update a tag can have very unfortunate consequences.

I can’t think of a more important time to have an updated id tag on your dog than a move. A new neighborhood, house, smells, sounds, can all be distracting and disorienting to dogs. Having a current phone and address on your dog is very important in those first days and weeks of getting settled in should your dog be enticed to wonder off in new surroundings. It happens. No one wants the added panic of discovering your beloved friend is missing.

When you purchase a Maine made Silver Paw Tag for your dog, you automatically have the option to renew your engraving should your information ever change. You just mail your tag to them and they grind your old information off and replace it with the new. You also get the added benefit of a brand spanking new looking tag because the whole tag gets repolished. That’s the beauty of owning a thick solid stainless steel tag and working with a small USA based customer service focused company.

None of us can predict the future, so it’s nice to know that a pet id tag you are buying comes with the option of renewable engraving, especially after you’ve made an investment in the tag. These tags are so well made that it’s really hard to destroy the dog gone things. So if they’re going to be around for awhile, might as well have the convenient option to update your info. That will keep everyone smiling, including your dog!

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

Brownfield Jeweler Goes To The DogsBrownfield 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, Ruby and Jet, her new business, Silver Paw Pet Tags, will debut Twombly’s stainless steel ID Tags at Fryeburg Fair this year.

Proud of her made in Maine product, Twombly’s tags address a niche market need. “There really aren’t many Pet ID Tag companies making really durable, attractively designed id tags. They’re mostly just plain, boring blanks of metal, stamped out in China, too soft to hold up to the abrasion they receive.” Read more

 
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 always wear them. The importance of pet tags was highlighted last week with news of Willow, the calico cat who turned up in Manhattan five years after she went missing from her Colorado home. She had been embedded with a microchip as a kitten, which carried information about her owners 1,800 miles away.

While the story had a happy ending, veterinarians say it’s also a cautionary tale about the importance of pet collars and tags.

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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: On average, the microchip will cost between $30-$50 for the implant and an additional $20 to register your information.

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