MakeYourDogSmile

hand crafted pet ID tags

Montana, United States · 17471 Sales

MakeYourDogSmile

hand crafted pet ID tags

Montana, United States 17471 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(4636)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to my little shop! My turnaround time is approximately 1-2 weeks before shipping.

Every HattieRex tag is made to order according to your specifications. Prefer a different font, want a different metal, or care to rearrange the text? No problem. Contact me to get started customizing a unique tag that will keep your pet safe and stylish.

Each of our font options, comes in only one size, the one in which it is pictured. Please note that requesting a particular font may effect the layout of your tag and personalized text.

Have a quick question? You can call or text 406.539.4739. Our retail location is 18 S. Willson in Bozeman, Montana. Business hours are 10-5 Monday through Saturday.

My other shop, HattieRex.etsy.com, was Etsy's featured seller! Read my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=6627386 and be sure to check out HattieRex.etsy.com for personalized jewelry, wine charms, keychains, backpack pulls and more!

Do you enjoy Make Your Dog Smile and Hattie Rex? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Facebook.com/hattierex #hattierex @hattierex

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 15, 2016

Hello and welcome to my little shop! My turnaround time is approximately 1-2 weeks before shipping.

Every HattieRex tag is made to order according to your specifications. Prefer a different font, want a different metal, or care to rearrange the text? No problem. Contact me to get started customizing a unique tag that will keep your pet safe and stylish.

Each of our font options, comes in only one size, the one in which it is pictured. Please note that requesting a particular font may effect the layout of your tag and personalized text.

Have a quick question? You can call or text 406.539.4739. Our retail location is 18 S. Willson in Bozeman, Montana. Business hours are 10-5 Monday through Saturday.

My other shop, HattieRex.etsy.com, was Etsy's featured seller! Read my interview here:
http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=6627386 and be sure to check out HattieRex.etsy.com for personalized jewelry, wine charms, keychains, backpack pulls and more!

Do you enjoy Make Your Dog Smile and Hattie Rex? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Facebook.com/hattierex #hattierex @hattierex

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4636)
Rachel Halvorson

Rachel Halvorson on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Dorothée

Dorothée on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication and perfect product. Seller +++++

Allison Carter

Allison Carter on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We are so happy that we decided to purchase a custom pet tag. The price may seem a little high, but the quality is great and well worth it. Can't wait to use this on our new friend! 🐶😊

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About

Make Your Dog Smile is a division of Hattie Rex, LLC

In 2007, I was a new mom to a rambunctious yellow lab named Pablo.

Pablo had stolen my heart, and like all new moms, I wanted to give him the best life possible.

Which included getting him a proper ID tag.

But the problem was…

All of the ID tags on the market were mass-produced, engraved by machine, and lacking the sentiment I felt my pup deserved.

After all, he was only going to wear one piece of jewelry, so it had to be something worthy of his poster-dog status.

So I set out to make my own ID tag.

I purchased a set of letter and number stamps online, some tin snips and a sheet of copper from the hardware store, and found an old ball-pein hammer at an antique store.

antique hammer used at Hattie Rex

I sat on my porch and hammered out my first dog tag on a cinderblock.
It was terrible.

But, never one to settle, I kept trying until Pablo had a legible, handmade dog tag.

I put the tags on an Etsy store and found I was the only person on the site selling handmade dog tags.

I made tags for every dog I knew and started visiting more and more craft shows.

Transitioning to Human Jewelry

One day, a crazy person at a show asked me if I could put her daughter’s name and birthday on the tag instead of the suggested dog name and phone number.

She wanted to put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace. I thought she had lost her mind, but I obliged… and quickly realized that there were other people who wanted the same thing.

Turns out, personalized jewelry is not just for the dogs.

Production of Hattie Rex jewelry for humans had begun, and my business soared.

Before long, I was a full-time CEO, working in sweatpants out of the basement in my Rolla, Missouri home.

Today, I am located in the utopia of Bozeman, Montana.

In my retail store, I’m able to meet face-to-face with my customers on a daily basis, helping them turn their ideas for custom jewelry and pet tags into a reality.

Today, I am still using that antique hammer to create personalized accessories for people and pets.

Although the business has changed over the years, one thing remains the same…

Whether human or canine, Hattie Rex brings you home.

It reminds you of the promises you make to yourself, of who you are and who you aspire to be.

It takes you to the places you love, the days that changed your life, and the people — and pets — who make it all worth it.


Warmly,

Tessa Burnett, owner and artist of Hattie Rex

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  • Tessa Burnett

    Owner

    Meet Tessa. What do you do at Hattie Rex? I'm the boss lady. I design new products and create one-of-a-kind pieces. I dream, set goals, and make decisions. What did you do pre-Hattie? In my former life, I was a high school Spanish teacher. Where's home? Currently, downtown Bozeman, Montana. Previously, Missouri and North Carolina. What's your favorite Hattie product? Currently, these turquoise rings. What's your favorite dinosaur? T-Rex for his badass ferociousness. What's your hidden talent? Celebrating. And making guacamole. What's your spirit animal? A fawn. She reminds me to be gentle with myself and others. It's a necessary counterpart to the T-Rex. What makes you feel alive? Being outside, in the woods, with sunshine. Who (or what or where) warms your heart? Sofia, every day.

  • Cassandra Gates

    Operations Coordinator

    Meet Cassandra. What do you do at Hattie Rex? T.C.O.B! More specifically, I am the Operations Coordinator which means I get to do a little of everything from computers to power tools and everything in-between :) What did you do pre-Hattie? Barista and all around coffee snob. I have toned this down somewhat since Hattie came into my life, I think. Where's home? Montana. What's your favorite Hattie product? At the moment...probably the Chevron and Chevron Stratus necklaces. What's your favorite dinosaur? T-Rex, always and forever! What's your hidden talent? Fine art works created in Microsoft Paint Program, the older the version the better. What's your spirit animal? Raccoon! (aka Trash Pandas) What makes you feel alive? Thunder storms. Who (or what or where) warms your heart? Raccoons. Montana. All dogs. Some cats. Making things. Friends. Family. Mountains. Videos of when a Military person comes home and their dog is so excited to see them. Whiskey.

  • Sofia

    Shop Dog

    Meet Sofia What do you do at Hattie Rex? I'm the shop dog. I lounge, model, greet, and entertain. What did you do pre-Hattie? I was a stay-at-home. Where's home? Downtown Bozeman, Montana. What's your favorite Hattie product? I love the quiet collar ID tags because they make me stealthy and ninja-like while I'm hunting. What's your hidden talent? Finding snacks and hunting rabbits. What's your spirit animal? Cats. I love cats. What makes you feel alive? Cats. Also, the mailman, the UPS man, treats, toys that squeak, and strutting down Main Street. Who warms your heart? My best friend DB (Dumpster Bear), Sten Dad, hunky German Shepherds, and the adoring eyes of our store customers.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 7, 2015
Welcome to my little Etsy shop! MakeYourDogSmile is the canine division of HattieRex!

Here at HattieRex, we're proud to make unique and custom pieces of wearable art for every four-legged member of your family. As pet owners, we know how important it is for your critter to be properly identified should the unthinkable happen. We are also a stylish group of people and we want our pets -- and yours -- to be stylish, too!

HattieRex/MakeYourDogSmile products have been featured in Modern Dog, City Dog, Country Living, Mirror Mirror and HGTV!

Please feel free to convo me with any questions you may have.

Be sure to check out my other shop at www.hattierex.etsy.com

*Wholesale inquiries and custom orders are always welcome!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
My preferred method of payment is PayPal. I begin work on each item only after payment is received. Please remit payment as soon as possible after each purchase.
Shipping
Please note that the current creation time is always listed in the shop announcement. Thanks for your understanding and support. Turnaround time does not include transportation time. I ship via USPS first class or priority mail.

I always ship to the address listed on Etsy. Please do not list shipping addresses in the "message to seller", via email, PayPal, or convo.

If you need it in a hurry, please convo me to discuss options.

All orders will receive email notification when the item ships. Domestic orders will receive delivery confirmation.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sometimes mistakes happen. If I make a mistake on your tag, I will absolutely replace it free of charge. However, if the mistake is not mine, I am not able to replace it. If you change your mind about the font, material, or size, the tag is yours to keep.

I am unable to offer refunds or exchanges on custom items.

Thank you for understanding and for supporting small, handmade businesses.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me with your wholesale inquiries. I'd love to work with you!





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