The Art of Safely Attaching Your Dog’s Tag to Their Collar


Have you ever given much thought to the little ring or S-hook that comes with your pet’s ID tag? Perhaps it seems like a trivial detail, but believe it or not, it plays a crucial role in keeping your furry friend safe and secure. At LuckyPet, we’ve put a lot of thought and testing into finding the best way to attach your pet’s tag to their collar.

The Hidden Danger of S-hooks

For over two decades, we have offered our customers the choice between S-hooks and split rings for attaching their pet tags. S-hooks may seem like a simple and effective solution, but we learned the hard way that they can pose a hidden danger. It all started when we received a letter describing a terrible accident involving a dog wearing one of our tags. The S-hook somehow got hooked into the dog’s eyelid. Thankfully, the dog made a full recovery, but it was a wake-up call for us.

The Hidden Danger of S-hooks - Lucky Pet

We initially believed this accident to be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, but sadly, it happened again. Further investigation revealed that the S-hook was not fully closed, creating a small opening that acted as a hook, latching onto the dogs’ eyelids. We realized that we couldn’t guarantee that every S-hook would be completely closed, so we made the decision to eliminate them as an option.

If your pet currently has an S-hook attachment, we urge you to ensure both sides of the hook are entirely closed. Consider switching to a split ring for added safety.

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Split Rings: The Safer Alternative

All our pet tags now come with split ring attachments. These small, miniature key rings offer a safe and secure way to attach tags to your pet’s collar. Once they’re on, they tend to stay on, minimizing the risk of any harm to your furry companion.

Split Rings for Pet Collars - Lucky Pet

Choosing the right split ring involves several considerations. We carefully select the ring’s diameter, thickness, and the amount of spring in the steel. Each choice affects the ring’s strength, ease of use, and ability to hold its shape. To ensure their reliability, we subject our rings to rigorous testing, using a tug tester to simulate various conditions. We go to great lengths to make sure the product on your pet performs as it should.

Klippy: The Convenient Solution

At LuckyPet, we also invented the Klippy, a versatile accessory that simplifies the process of attaching and detaching tags from your pet’s collar. The Klippy uses a split ring to connect your tag, allowing you to easily clip and unclip it whenever necessary. So whether you need to switch tags or collars, the Klippy makes it a breeze. Plus, many people have discovered that Klippys work well for connecting other small items, like keys or a camera strap.

Klippy - Lucky Pet

Collar Tags: A Unique Alternative

Apart from the traditional hanging pet tags, there’s another option worth considering—collar tags. LuckyPet is the exclusive seller of these innovative tags that attach flat to your pet’s collar. Collar tags offer several advantages over dangling tags: no annoying jangling or rubbing, and the writing doesn’t wear out easily.

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The Best Way to Attach Your Pets Tag to a Collar - Lucky Pet

In conclusion, attaching your pet’s tag is an important step for their safety. We strongly advise against using S-hooks, as the risks outweigh any potential benefits. Consider switching to split rings, which provide a secure attachment without compromising your furry friend’s well-being. And if convenience is what you seek, the Klippy is here to simplify your tag management. Alternatively, collar tags offer a unique and stylish solution to keep your pet’s identification secure and hassle-free.

Remember, when it comes to attaching your pet’s tag, safety should always be your top priority. Visit Karen’s Kollars to explore our range of pet tags and accessories that prioritize your pet’s well-being.