About this project
What's a Silent Pet Tag?
Pet tag design hasn't changed in nearly 100 years! Maybe you're tired of waking up to your dog's ID tags jingling at night or just tired of squinting your eyes to read the faded tags.
SiliDog Tags are what you need.
Regular pet tags are boring, uncomfortable, noisy, and quickly fade. SiliDog Tags are SILENT, NEVER FADE, and now GLOW!
Perfect for pet lovers and dogs of all sizes, SiliDog Tags are the first ever patented silicone pet ID tag that allow for you to keep your dog protected, even at night! They're cute, comfortable, and allow you to catch up on valuable Zzz's!
Now let's see why SiliDog Tags are the best pet tags in the world.
The SiliDog Story
We set out to spread our message that "Every dog is a SiliDog." I got the idea for SiliDog while fostering Bentley. He was thrown from a car on the side of the highway. My friends saw it happen, took him in, and asked me to help find him a home. After about a week, it was clear Bentley wasn’t going anywhere. Beaten and abused, his scratching throughout the night kept waking me up and the color and engraving on his tags kept fading. I wanted to solve this problem. I called my best friend since kindergarten, Matt Kaplan, who studies design, to help start SiliDog.
So, while getting my Master's Degree at the University of Florida and fostering dogs, I created SiliDog - The Silent Pet Tag. The only pet tag that doesn’t jingle, never fades, and now… glows!
SiliDog Tags are a complete redesign of what a dog's ID tag can be. First, we started with the shapes of most pet tags: a bone, heart, fire hydrant, and circle. Next, we began researching materials light, yet durable enough to last through playtime at the dog park and other SiliDog moments! The tags also had to be comfortable for your pet and the information needed to always be legible.
Now, we have graduated from my dorm room, moved out of my parent’s garage, and built a SiliDog Team, infrastructure, and facility ready to help spread our message that "Every dog is a SiliDog." We’re working with a reknowned supplier who’s been my mentor for three years. This will ensure not only do you get your SiliDog Tag on time, but it’s the highest quality SiliDog tag we can make!
As you can see, we have the prototypes tested and ready for SiliDogs everywhere. In order to move to the next stage, it requires expensive tooling and capital to purchase the machinery and programming to create and customize your SiliDog Tags. We’re asking you, our SiliFans, to back our Kickstarter so you can be one of the first people to say their dog is truly a SiliDog.
Durable: Our SiliFans spoke, and we listened! We now made our SiliDog Tags even more durable with the highest quality materials!
Never Fades: Unlike other pet ID tags that fade over time from the everyday play of pets, it's impossible for SiliDog Tags to ever fade.
Waterproof: No more rusty metal pet tags! Whether in the pool, beach, or spa, SiliDog Tags will stay in perfect condition.
Service Dogs: Have a service or therapy dog? No problem, we do too! Go Bentley!
Marketing Materials: We can put your logo on any of our tags!
Rabies Tags: Normal rabies tags are ugly! We can create your SiliDog Tags with the necessary information to keep you covered.
One size fits all: From a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, SiliDog tags fit comfortably on any-sized dog!
Silent: Finally, the material a dog tag should have always been... Sili-cone! No more jingling!
Glow-in-the-Dark: SiliDog makes SILent Identification Pet Tags. Now, you can always identify your pet, even at night! Power your glow with natural sunlight or a phone flashlight!
Hunting Dogs: A sportsman’s best friend’s best accessory, SiliDog Tags keep your dog identified and silent, so they won’t scare any big game or trophy away!
Colors & Shapes: We started with the most popular shapes: bones, hearts, circles, and a fire hydrant, with the hope to expand our product line in the near future. These designs are just the beginning of SiliDog Tags. Our SiliFans wanted more shape + color options, and we did too! We will have a voting contest to help us add to the SiliDog product line!
Loop turned 90 degrees: Designed for your pet's comfort, the tags lay straight-on and flat on your dog for everyone to notice!
Risks and challenges
No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially one spreading the message that every dog is a SiliDog! We have worked extremely hard to ready these products for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:
MANUFACTURING: Creating the tooling to manufacture products for pets is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 30 day lead time to create the molds for a product of this size and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with tooling manufacturers partners with a track record for timeliness and prompt quality.
DURABILITY: Though SiliDog Tag are of the highest quality, there are always ways dogs become too Sili, causing the SiliDog Tag to rip. We are going to offer a 60-day warranty replacement. After 60 days and up to 1 year, we will offer a 50% off replacement.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As SiliDog Tags get geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, our SiliFans, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.
SIZE AVAILABILITY: Currently the only sizes we have available is one size-fits-all for each tag. The good news is through our research we've learned that our tags fit cute and comfortably on any-sized dog, from a Great Dane to a Chihuahua!
FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and my product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.
We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible pet tag product for you, our SiliFans!
Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us spread our message that every dog is a SiliDog by clicking the "Back This Project" button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.
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