In most of my everyday interactions, I’m known as KJ. Around my neighborhood, they refer to me simply as “Charlie’s and Kingsley’s mom.” You know, the lady who walks her Golden Retrievers.
I love being acknowledged like this.
On the flip side, it can be awkward knowing everything about the dogs I pass on my daily walks except the names of their owners. But, as pet parents, we’re all guilty of it. Whether it’s at the dog park, when we’re in and out of doggy daycare, visiting the vet, groomer, or our even our local pet store, sometimes the pets’ names come to us before those of their owners.
Which is why I’m a big fan of calling cards for my dogs. While they vary in size from business cards to standard-sized note cards, my pets have their own stationery with their names and a phone number in case another dog friend wants to get in touch.
Not only do these cards eliminate the awkward exchange of information when no one has free hands for phones, pens, or paper, they also help you to exchange phone numbers and email addresses when a business-related networking opportunity comes along mid-walk.
What to include
At the minimum, include your names, email address, and phone number, plus the name of each of your pets. Printing your mailing address is optional but can come in handy if your furry friend gets lost.
If you have room, you also may want to put down important medical information or any allergies your pet may have. One of the benefits of forgoing the standard business card-sized option and using a stationery note instead, is that it leaves extra space handy for when you want to add instructions. Say for a sleep over or similar.
If you have friends with pets, especially new pet parents, consider gifting them pet calling cards or stationery. It’s a great way to expand their furry friend social network. Not to mention, if people have their pet’s calling card and their pet happens to get loose one day, someone with a card might give you a call and save the day. A doggie calling card is not only fun, but practical as well.
Do your furry friends have their own paper goods? We’d love to hear about it! And if you need a note or two for your pet, tap here and we’ll help you stock up on stationery.