About Us

The first question everyone asks is where I came up with Chewbarka. The name came from a Dog which was a Husky Shepard mix and he chewed and barked at everything, my brother Alfred call him Chew-barka and it stuck!

The story of how we started is very interesting. My family has been in the Tool and Die making trade for 3 generations producing fine precision jewelry items since 1950. One day my wife (Debra) and I (Frank) purchased a Pug, we did what every family does and went to the local super pet store to purchase the supplies we would need. On the way out the door I noticed a Very flashy machine which claimed to engrave Pet ID tags, I inserted my $10.00 and the machine engraved a tag for me, after looking at the tags I told Debra we just wasted our money on a poorly engraved tag which I know would never last.

The next day I showed my Dad the tag who is a old time toolmaker and he noticed the same thing, how could anyone produce such a terrible product (He added a few choice Italian words). I looked directly at my Dad and said "We are now in the Pet tag business" he though I was Crazy! I told him if we can make jewelry for Tiffany, BA Ballou and many more fine NY jewelers I know we can make a Quality pet tag.

Chewbarka's tags was started in 2003.

Here is just as a bit of useless information, in 2003 we consumed about 5000 lbs of Aluminum, in 2007 that amount was 27,000 lbs or 13.5 TONS of material!

Recycling Mission statement.

Chewbarka's tags is committed to 100% recycling of all Aluminum material used in manufacturing our tags