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post #1 of 19
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I got an email from catster today that had a website for this. And while it seems like a great idea has anyone else ever heard of it or used it? Or are there any other more known products such as this?

Our cats need name tags but I want some that are more than just a phone number ya know?
post #2 of 19
I've seen other things like that too... I once won something like that as a prize. It was called petFINDER ID Tag System: http://www.finderproducts.com/
It came with two pet tags and a wallet ID card. You call their number and using your ID number and PIN they give you, record a message and add contact numbers. If someone finds your pet and calls the number on the tag they will hear your message and the numbers you recorded.
post #3 of 19
I think that if the cat/dog is wearing a tag when it is found, this specific type is not necessary...
I actually like the boomerang tags better, as the don't dangle, decreasing the risk of being caught...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ragtime collars with the boomerang tags - the kitties don't even notice it is there!!

Besides that, I think the only better option is really microshipping...
post #4 of 19
i have ragtime collars & boomerang tags, too - altho i have the dangly tags. mine don't seem to have any problems w/the dangly tags.
my tags have printing on both sides - 1 side has their name, my home & cell numbers, & this: (over)
the other side says 'if you see me outside, i am lost - reward! & again the (over)
i think if one did manage to get 'lost' & still had the collar, i'd get a call - assuming the person that found him/her wanted to find his/her home.
post #5 of 19
Do I feel like an idiot! When I first adopted Maggie I took her to the vet for a checkup and shots. The vet talked me into a microchip ID. It sounded like a great idea but after reading the site (first post) it isn't enough. Maggie is an 'indoor only' cat but there's always a first time they might get outside. I need to get a dangly tag!!
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by lil maggie View Post
I need to get a dangly tag!!
does she wear a collar?
here're some links: ragtime collars
boomerang tags
the tags come in both dangly type or non-dangly - if she's not used to wearing tags, then you might want the latter.
mine have to have rabies tags, anyway, so i got the dangly type.
post #7 of 19
Thanks for the links Laureen!! No, Maggie doesn't wear a collar. I have rabies tags but they sit in my desk drawer with her vet papers. In a year and 1/2 she's never stepped one paw outside other than my screened in sundeck and I never thought it was necessary. I might try both to see which she'll be ok with but getting them ASAP!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by lil maggie View Post
Thanks for the links Laureen!! No, Maggie doesn't wear a collar. I have rabies tags but they sit in my desk drawer with her vet papers. In a year and 1/2 she's never stepped one paw outside other than my screened in sundeck and I never thought it was necessary. I might try both to see which she'll be ok with but getting them ASAP!
If she doesn't wear a collar, I would recommend the non dangling type - coupled with the ragtime collar, she probably won't even notice it! They ar so light and comfortable... Lucky used to have a regular pet store cat safe collar, but she was always scratching her neck; I could tell she didn't like it so much. Since I switched to ragtime, no complaints, scratches, nothing. Bugsy didn't even notice I put a collar in his neck!
It's great - I am very happy with it.
My Boomerang tag says:
Kitty name
If outside,
I am lost
My cell phone #
post #9 of 19
Thanks for the link-with spring coming I need collars for Bobs and Bakker and those look like good ones. I like the tags too.
post #10 of 19
My cats wear Ragtime collars with their name and my cell phone # embroidered on them. I also highly recommend the catnip mouse toys she makes, if you’re already ordering from them. I think you get one free when you order two cat collars anyway.

About the Together Tags – I don’t see much value in those tags but the service that will distribute your pet’s information to Shelters, etc. might be worth it to some people. IMHO, if somebody finds your cat and it has a tag on they’re either going to call the number on the tag or they’re not, it isn’t going to make much of a difference whether that tag has your phone number on it or some company’s.
post #11 of 19
Mine wear Safe Cat collars with a Collar Tag. Lola about broke herself in the week it took to get her non-dangly tag. She kept trying to chase herself.

Our Collar Tags say:
Cat's Name
My cell #
Dh's cell #
INDOOR CAT


I won't be signing up for those Catster tags. I signed up for one of those "lifetime tag services" at a hefty fee per cat plus a charge every time we updated their rabies shots/license/moved, only to get an email at the end of 2008 saying they were going out of business. If I had spare cash, I'd rather get them microchipped instead.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by CruiserMaiden View Post
My cats wear Ragtime collars with their name and my cell phone # embroidered on them. I also highly recommend the catnip mouse toys she makes, if you’re already ordering from them. I think you get one free when you order two cat collars anyway.

About the Together Tags – I don’t see much value in those tags but the service that will distribute your pet’s information to Shelters, etc. might be worth it to some people. IMHO, if somebody finds your cat and it has a tag on they’re either going to call the number on the tag or they’re not, it isn’t going to make much of a difference whether that tag has your phone number on it or some company’s.
I forgot about the catnip mouse - Bugsy went nuts for it! It's great, big and nice! and I did get it for free with my 2 collars...
post #13 of 19
Another recommendation for Ragtime collars with the Boomerang collartags. Ours never seem bothered, they're inexpensive, and super cute!

IMO, if you want some kind of service that can be contacted, I would put in a microchip and then have a tag that says "I'm Microchipped!" You just never know if any of these individual companies will still be around, they could go out of business before your cat gets lost. Microchips can be checked at most shelters and vets offices, so it seems more secure to me.

Ours just have tags with the pet's name, our phone number, and "If I'm Outside, I'm Lost!"
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by lil maggie View Post
Do I feel like an idiot! When I first adopted Maggie I took her to the vet for a checkup and shots. The vet talked me into a microchip ID. It sounded like a great idea but after reading the site (first post) it isn't enough. Maggie is an 'indoor only' cat but there's always a first time they might get outside. I need to get a dangly tag!!
All my pets have microchips, including all my foster kittens. I have heard of a number of cases where cats were returned to their owners, sometimes from a long distance or after a long time, due to them having a microchip. All my cats are indoor only, the only time they are outside is on a harness with me holding them but they all wear collars with ID... I recently ordered Ragtime collars for all my foster kittens with my phone number embroidered on them because when they wear collars with tags they end up getting caught and losing them. My two young adult cats Church and Roxy already had Ragtime collars with my phone # on them... My senior cat Sneakers wears a glow-in-the-dark "Purrstrong" collar with a Boomerang Collartag (the "non-dangly" tag) because she is mostly black and is hard to see at night. I was going to order Collartags for all the Ragtime collars too but it was a lot less expensive to just have them embroidered.

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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
I forgot about the catnip mouse - Bugsy went nuts for it! It's great, big and nice! and I did get it for free with my 2 collars...
I have two of those free mice because I ordered from them twice. The most recent on was just last week. Earlier today I caught my senior cat Sneakers playing with the mouse in the hallway, rolling around with it. It must be good to actually get lazy, grumpy Sneakers to act playful!
post #15 of 19
I ordered the boomerang tags and the ragtime collars because of the info on this thread. THANK YOU! We had a recent phone number change, and I haven't been very satisfied with Roxy's collar, (a leather buckle-type with elastic) so I thought I'd give them a try.

The collars and tags both arrived yesterday and both are great. They are soft, and neither cat is bugging the collar. We gave Roxy a breakaway collar soon after we got her, but she kept pulling hard on the loop for tags and getting it off herself. This one also has a small loop (removable if necessary) but she doesn't seem to bother it. My husband and and I really liked the better design of the boomerang tags too, and since we had some info to change anyway it seemed to be a good time to try it. (I can almost always sell my husband on a better design concept )

I wish I had read this thread more closely though, or I might have borrowed the idea of saying "if outdoors, I am lost" or even saying "microchipped" on the tag. I have never thought of this before.

By the way our cats also enjoy the bonus mouse, and Jennifer (ragtime collars) also stuck on a little cat charm for each collar free of charge. The fabric designs are fun, and I like the way she shows pictures of the kitties on the website too - it seems she must really like what she's doing.
post #16 of 19
i love the idea about having "If I'm Outside, I'm Lost! Reward!" printed on their tag! excellent idea. I'd never thought about that. I'll have that printed on for my next order!

All of my cats have microchips, but I also have them wearing breakaway collars with regular hanging tags.
I always order their tags from http://rossipettags.com/
they offer nickel tags where you can choose a font & an inscribed symbol or picture to help express their personality! in case anyone is interested in that sort of thing, I gotta say, the tags are gorgeous in person.
post #17 of 19
Hi,
I think it is good to have a tag with all the basic info such as phone numbers.Even with indoor cats.Better safe the sorry.
post #18 of 19
Albus is microchipped through 24PetWatch. He has a small metal tag with just his name and my cell phone number (didn't think to put "If I'm outside, I'm lost" on there- good idea!) and the tag from 24PetWatch. It's a tough plastic tag with an ID number and their website and toll-free number, so the person who finds him doesn't even have to go to a vet to have it scanned. On the back of the tag, in Sharpie, I wrote "$$ REWARD $$" to give someone further incentive to call.

That's the microchip company that the shelter we got him from uses, and I'm really glad that they include that tag. Maybe that's more common now, but you used to have to take them to a vet or someplace to get scanned.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
wow I had forgotten about this thread! Seesh!
I will totally look into those collars and tags! I thought about microchipping mine but havent had the cash and plus, where I live, if someone finds a cat outside without a collar or anything 99% of the time they think its a stray and just keep it and wont always check for a microchip. Although when we move I will probably be chipping! I worry about them getting out and their collars breaking off or something so thats why I'm looking into that
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