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Test report: Engravables glitter paw print dog tag

by Shake Paws

A good dog tag is essential, and a legal requirement for any dog in a public place. We tried the Engravables glitter paw print tag

Engravables glitter paw print tagClear, bold engraving makes Engravables dog tags stand out from the crowd

The day after Roma joined our family, we were keen to get her kitted out with all manner of things. Top of the list was a dog tag, engraved with her name and our phone number, as it soon became clear that ‘recall’ was something we would have to work on.

Our first port of call was the local cobbler’s shop, which proudly shouted ‘Engraving service’ from its hoarding. We handed over our details, parted with a few quid and returned a couple of hours later to pick up Roma’s tag. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. A thin, tin disc with a hole in it, no split ring, and our details scratched on the surface in spidery, barely legible handwriting was not what we had expected. We took it, left, and left Roma wearing our previous dog, Jem’s, tag till we could find a suitable alternative.

That alternative eventually came in the shape of a simple personalised engraved glitter paw print tag by Engravables, as sold through their Amazon shop. At 25mm in diameter, it is quite small but there was enough space on the back to have Roma’s name, our phone number, our house number and our postcode, all beautifully engraved in clear, bold lettering.

The Engravables tags has a good quality finish, a reasonable amount of heft, and comes with a split ring. It cost just £1.99 and arrived within 48 hours of me placing the order, with delivery being free.

Available from or see the full range of Engravables dog tags here. In the US, Red Dingo do a similar custom engraved tag in their Amazon shop ($9.50), while the company’s full range of dog tags can be viewed here.

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* We draw a line at items used in aversive training techniques, such as shock or prong collars. Makers of such items should look elsewhere, or, better, stop making them altogether.