No. Your custom text is printed on the back of the tag in black text on a white background. The design that you choose is printed on the front exactly as it is shown on the website.
It can take up to a couple weeks, but the norm is less than a week. We have to consider these factors when making the publish or no publish decision:
* Sellability: Will anyone buy it?
* Design quality: Is it clean or does it have jagged edges? is it the right size?
* Uniqueness: Do we already have similar designs on the site?
We also like to "space out" our publishing schedule to keep the first page of the catalog fresh and interesting. If it has been more than two weeks and you want some feedback you can contact us about your submission.
Anyone can see your pet's profile page if they happen to know your pet's unique URL. However, no one will be able to see any of your contact information. They will have to enter the last 4 digits that are printed on your pet's tag in order to verify they actually have your pet and be allowed to send you a message.
When you initially sign up for Virtual Leash you reserve a unique website address. If you try to enter the same address on another tag by choosing to add Virtual Leash it will tell you that the address is "not available".
To get around this simply do not choose to add Virtual Leash to your new tag (you already signed up for it) and just enter in your pet's unique Virtual Leash website address on any line of your new tag. "Line 3: https://vleash.com/mypet" for example.
We use Paypal to automatically charge the yearly fee. None of your credit card information is stored with Dog Tag Art.
Virtual Leash is only $19 per year or $89 for the life of your pet and features tons of great features and contact methods. We also have a free package that is limited to just one single contact and email only as a contact method. You can upgrade from a free version to the more feature-rich paid version at any time.
With the paid version of Virtual Leash you get unlimited contacts. You can add Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Beatrice, Uncle Bob, family friends or the neighbor next door. The person who finds your pet can alert the whole gang and let them know your furry friend is safe and waiting to be picked up.
The free version of Virtual Leash is limited to just one contact person.
Yes. Your Virtual Leash account will just revert to the free version and you will be limited to one contact by email. Your pet's profile will remain and if someone finds your pet they can still contact you via email.
The paid version of Virtual Leash allows you to maintain a unique website (a.k.a. online profile) for your pet with unlimited emergency contacts that can be instantly notified. The website can send you and your emergency contacts messages through email, Twitter, SMS text message and voicemail when your pet is found. Virtual Leash also uses Google Maps to show potential finders a safe place for your pet. You can change this address easily and at anytime.
Your pet's unique website is printed on a tag (along with your phone number) and worn by your pet. Your pet's website can be updated as you move, travel or even when they are at a pet sitters for the weekend.
Every time a tag you have designed and we have approved and published on the website sells you get $1. At the begininning of every month we review your tag sales. If there are over 20, we send the money via PayPal to the email address we have listed in your account. If there are under 20 then we just roll your tag sales over to the next month.
We value our customer's feedback, ideas, and suggestions. If you have any suggestions for the website or there is an issue with an order you have placed or a product you have received then please feel free to contact us using any of the methods below:
1. Use the contact us form on the website
2. Use the Chat feature on the website to talk to a representative
3. Call us toll-free at 1-855-364-8242
Dog Tag Art tags are made from an ultra-strong recycled steel core about 1mm thick. The steel is coated with an everlasting special polymer which allows us to infuse graphics and text using a special process. The final result is a pleasure to hold with smooth rounded edges and a porcelain look and feel. They are manufactured and made in the U.S.
Here is a video displaying them close up:
If for any reason you are not happy with your tag, you may return it to us for a full refund.
Our Marketing Team actively promotes Dog Tag Art to generate sales through internet marketing, social media marketing and press releases. There are also several ways for you to increase royalties and generate income faster by contacting your personal network of friends and acquaintances. Tell your friends about your designs and help spread the word about Dog Tag Art by posting your work to Facebook and commenting about it, Tweeting it, or just telling your friends the old fashioned way... with your voice.
Our tags can be used in a variety of ways. They are a great way to add style and safety to all of your pets including, of course, dogs and cats. We've even seen them being sported by horses! Our customers have also used them as fun key rings and a unique way to ID luggage or school backpacks. We even wear them as fashion accessories like bracelets and necklaces. Be creative and they can be used in dozens of ways.
If you know (or want to learn) what 'layers' are, have ever been called "creative" and would love to enhance your pet's sass and style, we welcome your pet tag designs. If your design is fabulous enough to be featured on DogTagArt.com, we'll pay you a $1 royalty for each of your tags sold. Simple. It may not make you rich, but it adds up! We want to share the bones so to speak and reward your creativity. You'll also get a featured profile on the site and a link back to your site or portfolio.
To get started with your design, be sure to create a profile with a brief bio and add a photo of yourself, your pet, or your artwork and then go to this submit Dog Tag Art page.
We usually ship within 24 hours from the time you place your order unless we have had a large influx of orders over a short period of time. You should recieve a shipment notification email when your order has been dispatched. The order then ships from Asheville, North Carolina by USPS. The delivery time depends on your location but generally ranges from 3 - 5 business days. International orders can take longer (10 - 15 business days) due to customs and distance.
We guarantee the tag text will never become unreadable. If, for some crazy reason it does, we'll replace it for free.
Our large tags are 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm) in diameter, which is about the size of a U.S. Half Dollar coin. The small tags are 7/8 inches (2.2 cm), which is about the size of a U.S. Nickel coin. Both are about 1mm thick. Each tag comes with a sturdy steel split keyring for attachment.
Yes. You will receive an email any time that a design you have submitted is chosen for publication on the Dog Tag Art website.
For most orders we use USPS First Class. It costs $3.98 for all U.S. orders and $4.98 for international orders. If you are ordering a collar add $7 to U.S. and $12 to Canada. Collars ship separately directly from the manufacturer.