I bought a Rubit clip from the dogs over a year ago so I could move their tags from their collar to their hiking harnesses and back. It’s a mini carabiner that securely clips to the D ring on your dog’s collar, harness or whatever. You can open the clip and unhook it when you want to move them. I also take their tags off sometimes so Chester and Gretel don’t clang around the house.
I got the smallest clips for Chester and Gretel, well, because they were small. It is a little hard to get the hang of opening it at first. The process is pretty self-explanatory but the clip is so small that it can be hard to operate the metal latch on the clip.
We have had ours so long that we take it for granted but I was recently reminded about how great the clip is to have.
We recently got stylish new tags from Blanket ID for Chester and Gretel. BlanketID sells the Rubit clips on their website because they think it they are so great. Ours have held up so well over this last year that I didn’t need to buy another one though.
Eleanor over at The Spoiled Doxie did a great review (it’s really what inspired us to write our own review) a couple of weeks ago. She said she found a Rubit with rhinestones on it. We never saw any of those when we bought ours but liked the idea. Read Eleanor’s review to see the issue she had with the bling.
If you were interested in getting the Rubit, you can pick one up for about $8.00 plus shipping online. They will likely be a little more if you buy them in a specialty pet store but the cost would likely be the same as if you had to pay for shipping. We say support the local small guy if you can.
A little hint if you do get one: Take the jump ring off the tag (the little ring at the top of the tag) and place the tag directly on the jump ring attached to the Rubit. This 1) keeps the tag from hanging down way too low for shorty-legged dogs and 2) if you don’t, the ID tag will face sideways instead of to the front…which is extra important if you bought an eye-catching ID tag.
Even if you remove the one jump ring like I suggested, the Rubit does make the ID tags hang down lower off of the collar than they normally would. We haven’t found that to be an issue though because we primarily use harnesses and clip the Rubit to the ring between their shoulder blades.
The other thing I would “prepare” you for is that the coloring eventually rubs off of the clips in certain places letting the silver metal underneath show through. To me this is not a big deal. The benefits far outweigh any “fashion don’t”.
We love these little clips. I don’t know how we lived without them. We will be buying more if these ever break.