Free dog tags usually come in the standard, basic materials, such as stainless steel, brass, anodized aluminum, or plastic. If you’ve ever tried to do a web search for free dog tags, you know what a pain it can be.
Websites claim to offer free dog tags, but in fact you have to buy something first. This can be OK in many cases, especially when you need to stock up on pet supplies such as collars, leashes and chains, and other dog supplies. It doesn’t cost much to make a dog tag, so manufacturers will offer these for free in many cases. Just imagine your dog’s name on a tag, arriving in the mail, and you’ll appreciate this personal touch. Alternatively, some websites won’t offer free dog tags, but will offer free shipping.
But if you want a free dog tag all by itself, you’ll have to try some other avenues. The national pet supply chain PetsMart had a deal running whereby you could get free dog tags just by signing on to their mailing list, but that deal is now defunct.
If you live in San Diego, CA, you’re in luck. Many shelters and retailers there offer free pet tags. If you live in San Diego, go to Pet Connect Rescue. There you can order up to three free dog tags. You get up to five lines for your dog’s name, your phone number, and your address. Sometimes you can even choose the color and shape. It will most likely be plastic, which works just fine if you’re not looking to spend any money.
Australia has a great animal control program. If you live in Australia, you should have no trouble finding a free dog tag. Call or go to any animal shelter and ask for a free dog tag.
Many veterinarians offer free dog tags to clients. Ask your veterinarian.
The Humane Society also offers free dog tags. Call your local chapter to find out how to get a free dog tag. They often include a serial number linked to the Humane Society’s extended database.
Sometimes, other types of animal shelters offer free dog tags as well. Look up animal shelters in your local yellow pages.