Remember when I talked about taking several safety precautions for the pups while preparing for our road trip? Besides securing them in the car using (crash-tested) harnesses, keeping them safe from loose cargo with a pet barrier (more on that soon!), and updating their pet first aid kit, I also mentioned additional ID tags featuring our road tripping information.
Enter Twigo Tags and their Silencer Pet ID tags we got to test. The Silencer tag serves a dual purpose – it’s essentially a pouch that can be personalized on its back while holding a previously existing pet tag inside the pouch, thus eliminating any jingling. Perfect if you have a baby who wakes up from jingling pet tags!
I personally don’t mind the jingling of my pups’ tags (they each have 3 – a name tag, a microchip tag, and a rabies tag), but, as mentioned above, was very interested in using the backside of the silicone pouch to add an additional phone number and/or address while on our road trip.
We Tested The Blue & Pink Silencer Twigo Pet ID Tags
Disclaimer: Twigo Pet ID Tag provided K9sOverCoffee with 2 free Silencer Pet ID Tags at the Global Pet Expo 2016 in return for an honest review. Here on K9sOverCoffee, I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers & always provide 100% honest reviews. Twigo Pet ID Tag is not responsible for the content of this blog post.
I learned about the company when Dana Humphrey, also known as the Pet Lady, took me on a little tour around the Global Pet Expo earlier this year and introduced me to some innovative companies in the pet industry- Twigo Pet ID Tags being one of them.
Customizable In 5 minutes Or Less Without Engraving
The entire process of customizing the pups’ Twigo Pet ID Tags literally took less than 5 minutes per tag. I wrote their details onto the tags with the included ballpoint pens, then boiled each tag for 2 minutes and let them cool for about 30 seconds before attaching them to the pups’ respective collars. Super easy – even when I made a writing mistake on Missy’s tag, more on that below – and all without the need for engraving.
Step 1: Write Pet Info On Tag
Step 2: Boil Tag For 2 Minutes
Step 2.5: Let Boiled Tag Cool Off For 30 Seconds
Step 3: Attach Tag To Collar
Correcting A Mistake With Rubbing Alcohol
So YES, I did make a writing mistake on purpose when customizing Missy’s tag to test the product’s claim of being able to erase a mistake with rubbing alcohol. Sure enough, it worked – but only before the boiling process. Once the ink has been boiled, the rubbing alcohol won’t affect it. Trust me, I tried 😉
Correcting A Mistake On Missy's Twigo Pet ID Tag Using Rubbing Alcohol
Boiling Missy's Twigo Pet ID Tag
2 Ways To Attach The Tags
There are two ways to attach the ID tag once it has been customized. One way is to attach it to the D-Ring on the collar using the long loop it comes with (that’s what I did with Missy’s tag):
Missy's Customized Twigo Pet ID Tag Looped on Her Collar
Another way is to cut the loop off and attach the tag to a split ring, which can then be added to the collar’s D-Ring (or, in Buzz’s case, I attached the tag to his quick release ID tag holder that hooks to his collar):
Cutting Off The Twigo Pet ID Tag Loop
Affordable Tags Come In Fun, Bright Colors
We got to try the light blue and pink Silencer ID tags (retail value of $10 each), which are also available in orange. Regular ID tags without the silencer option come in teal, blue, pink, red, and black & white (retail value of $8.00 each).
Twigo Silencer Tags in Blue, Pink, Orange
Twigo Tags in Red, Pink, Baseball
Of course Buzz boy modeled the blue tag, and Missy girl opted for the pink one. #NoBrainer
Overall, I very much liked this clever, lightweight product because it comes in several fun colors & can easily be personalized without needing to be engraved.
The minimum order value of $24 to qualify for free shipping via USPS (regular mail) is fair, in my opinion ( $2.99 flat shipping rate or buy 3, ships free).
***What I didn’t love is that it’s made in China.***
A slightly larger pouch would have been able to house Missy & Buzz’s round ID tags – maybe something for Twigo Pet ID Tags to consider when thinking about future products 😉
Have you equipped your pup (or other pet!?) with an additional ID tag when traveling? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!