Announcement   ⭐️ All of my work is hand stamped, original, copyrighted, and available exclusively through Metal Hounds. To ensure quality craftsmanship, each piece is an original Metal Hounds design and handcrafted one at a time, by one artist.

⭐️ Each pet tag is handmade to order with thick, hand cut, hand drilled, and hand stamped quality metal. The designs are unique to Metal Hounds, and many of the stamps I use are handmade and one of a kind, so you won't find them anywhere else.

⭐️ Please read the full listing descriptions. They should have all the information you'll need, but if you still have questions, please contact me before you order.

⭐️ The current time for orders is now 4-5 weeks. This lead time is subject to change, depending on the amount of orders coming in. There is only one of us making the tags so please be patient. Thank you for understanding. Please check your order for an estimated ship date. I have a rush listing available but please contact me before purchasing to ensure I can rush your order. http://etsy.me/2nREjV1

⭐️ All of the pet tags are handmade, and are done by using a variety of stamps to complete each design. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect slight variances from the photos.

⭐️ The tags are designed to have a rustic and vintage look. They're also designed in a way that names and numbers will only fit in certain areas of the tags. If you'd like to make a change in placement, please contact me before ordering. Otherwise, I will do my best to fulfill requests and the sale will be considered custom and final.

⭐️ Only one person is making the tags. Every part of the process is done by hand. Each number and letter is stamped individually. The designs are made up of several individual stamps, some of which are handcrafted exclusively for Metal Hounds by another craftsman. The tags are also drilled and the edges are filed by hand. Some tags, the 3D designs, require soldering as well. To finish, they go through a series of hand polishing techniques to achieve the look intended. There is a consistent flow of orders, and anywhere from 10-30 will be done in a day, 6 days a week, depending on the complexity of the designs.

⭐️⭐️ Please be sure to add the correct information for your tag in the note section at the checkout.

⭐️ I am human and I do make mistakes sometimes. Please contact me if there is an error with your order and I will provide a solution.

⭐️ Priority shipping makes your package arrive faster once it's been shipped, but does not move your order ahead in my shop. If you need an order rushed, please contact us prior to ordering.

⭐️⭐️ It is extremely important that you provide the correct address when you place your order. Sending me a message with the correct address after you place your order, doesn't always ensure the correct delivery. I do my best but having the correct address to begin with makes it easier to avoid error.

⭐️ If your package isn't delivered to you because the address you provided is incorrect, and it is sent back to me, you will need to give me the correct information and pay for shipping again. Also, I will not refund your original transaction if you decide not to pay for shipping to the corrected address.

⭐️⭐️ I am not responsible for your package once it has been shipped. First Class shipping is slower and does include tracking but it is not always updated immediately. There are times when we will print a label the day before your item ships. This allows me to be more organized and efficient when I make the tags. If you have questions about your package after it has shipped, please check your tracking info and contact USPS customer service.

★ I do not refund custom requested orders.

★ Please read my shop policies and FAQ's before placing your order.

↟ I will do my best to answer messages within 48 hrs., but it may take longer if I’m busy working in my shop. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

↟ Follow @metalhounds on Instagram for updates, fundraisers, and contest announcements!

⭐️ Our Classic Brass Washer Tag is worn on the dogs on the hit NBC show Chicago PD. Check out these beautiful dogs!! http://instagram.com/vom_amwolf

All designs, photos, text, etc., are copyrighted, and are the intellectual property of Metal Hounds.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2018

⭐️ All of my work is hand stamped, original, copyrighted, and available exclusively through Metal Hounds. To ensure quality craftsmanship, each piece is an original Metal Hounds design and handcrafted one at a time, by one artist.

⭐️ Each pet tag is handmade to order with thick, hand cut, hand drilled, and hand stamped quality metal. The designs are unique to Metal Hounds, and many of the stamps I use are handmade and one of a kind, so you won't find them anywhere else.

⭐️ Please read the full listing descriptions. They should have all the information you'll need, but if you still have questions, please contact me before you order.

⭐️ The current time for orders is now 4-5 weeks. This lead time is subject to change, depending on the amount of orders coming in. There is only one of us making the tags so please be patient. Thank you for understanding. Please check your order for an estimated ship date. I have a rush listing available but please contact me before purchasing to ensure I can rush your order. http://etsy.me/2nREjV1

⭐️ All of the pet tags are handmade, and are done by using a variety of stamps to complete each design. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect slight variances from the photos.

⭐️ The tags are designed to have a rustic and vintage look. They're also designed in a way that names and numbers will only fit in certain areas of the tags. If you'd like to make a change in placement, please contact me before ordering. Otherwise, I will do my best to fulfill requests and the sale will be considered custom and final.

⭐️ Only one person is making the tags. Every part of the process is done by hand. Each number and letter is stamped individually. The designs are made up of several individual stamps, some of which are handcrafted exclusively for Metal Hounds by another craftsman. The tags are also drilled and the edges are filed by hand. Some tags, the 3D designs, require soldering as well. To finish, they go through a series of hand polishing techniques to achieve the look intended. There is a consistent flow of orders, and anywhere from 10-30 will be done in a day, 6 days a week, depending on the complexity of the designs.

⭐️⭐️ Please be sure to add the correct information for your tag in the note section at the checkout.

⭐️ I am human and I do make mistakes sometimes. Please contact me if there is an error with your order and I will provide a solution.

⭐️ Priority shipping makes your package arrive faster once it's been shipped, but does not move your order ahead in my shop. If you need an order rushed, please contact us prior to ordering.

⭐️⭐️ It is extremely important that you provide the correct address when you place your order. Sending me a message with the correct address after you place your order, doesn't always ensure the correct delivery. I do my best but having the correct address to begin with makes it easier to avoid error.

⭐️ If your package isn't delivered to you because the address you provided is incorrect, and it is sent back to me, you will need to give me the correct information and pay for shipping again. Also, I will not refund your original transaction if you decide not to pay for shipping to the corrected address.

⭐️⭐️ I am not responsible for your package once it has been shipped. First Class shipping is slower and does include tracking but it is not always updated immediately. There are times when we will print a label the day before your item ships. This allows me to be more organized and efficient when I make the tags. If you have questions about your package after it has shipped, please check your tracking info and contact USPS customer service.

★ I do not refund custom requested orders.

★ Please read my shop policies and FAQ's before placing your order.

↟ I will do my best to answer messages within 48 hrs., but it may take longer if I’m busy working in my shop. I appreciate your patience and understanding.

↟ Follow @metalhounds on Instagram for updates, fundraisers, and contest announcements!

⭐️ Our Classic Brass Washer Tag is worn on the dogs on the hit NBC show Chicago PD. Check out these beautiful dogs!! http://instagram.com/vom_amwolf

All designs, photos, text, etc., are copyrighted, and are the intellectual property of Metal Hounds.

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Shop members

  • Karen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

  • Raelyn

    Assistant, Shipper, Customer Care

Production partners

  • Nite-Ize

    Boulder, CO

    The Boulder, Colorado company, started in 1989, started with one innovative product and has recently introduced a line of pet-specific products.

  • Rubit!™️

    Overland Park, KS

    Rubit specializes in sturdy, easy to use quick change clips for your dog tag.

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Suggestions for Personalizing your Dog Tag

Along with your dog's name you can add the following, as it is offered in the listing: a phone number, microchipped, birthdate, or even gps coordinates.
Please note that some tags will only accommodate one of these options.

Can I add a second phone number?

Some tags will accommodate a second number and some won't. If this option is available, it will show in the drop down menu.
There is an additional charge for this option. If you'd like to add a second number on the back, please select that option on the drop down menu.

Care & Cleaning Instructions

To clean your tag; I would avoid any abrasives or chemical cleaners. Mild soap and water, fine steel wool, or even fine grit sandpaper can be used to clean the natural patina off your tag.

If the letters or numbers lose their dark coloring and are not as easy to see, there is a solution to that also. You can color in the letters and numbers with a black sharpie marker. Once you've done that, use fine steel wool or fine grit sandpaper to clean off any excess sharpie marks.

Why is my tag changing color?

All of the tags are made of metal and are not coated with any protective finish. They will get a natural patina and this does not mean that your tag is defective.

I have listed care & cleaning instructions here in the FAQ

Custom and personalized orders

Please, only serious inquiries on custom requests. It takes time to answer requests and confirm the requested design. It is rare that I am unable to fulfill a custom request so please be considerate of my time and that of other clients.
I do not refund custom orders.

Can I cancel my order?

• I do not accept cancellations.
• The only exception is if you duplicate your order by mistake.
• Please do not request a custom piece and then ask me to cancel after it's done.
• Please do not wait 3 weeks and then tell me you can't wait any longer and ask me to cancel.

What if my Metal Hounds tag arrives and has an error or isn't what I ordered?

Please contact me immediately! I will answer within 24 hours and I will offer a solution. Please contact me before leaving feedback. There should never be a reason to leave negative feedback because I will do what I can to make your experience a positive one.

Why does it take 4-5 weeks for my tag to be shipped?

Only one person, Karen, is making the tags. They are made with thick 14g and 10g metal. Every part of the process is done by hand. Each number and letter is stamped individually. The designs are made up of several individual stamps, some of which are handcrafted exclusively for Metal Hounds by another craftsman. The tags are also drilled and the edges are filed by hand. Some tags, the 3D designs, require soldering as well. To finish, they all go through a series of hand polishing techniques to achieve the look intended. There is a consistent flow of orders, and anywhere from 10-30 will be done in one day, depending on the complexity of the designs.