December 15, 2009 03:45 PM

Planning to travel with your pet this summer? Be sure he or she is carrying some identification! Pet ID for Me, a company founded by Jason Harnum and Andrew Gallagher last year, creates tiny driver’s license-like badges that hang from your dog or cat’s collar with vital information, including your furry pal’s name, address and phone number as well as a tiny picture and a personalized background varying by state (just like a real license!).

“There are a lot of tags out there, but I thought they could be done better,” Harnum tells PEOPLE Pets. “If you look at how our tags are made online, it’s cool, interactive and fun.” A bonus? The laminated tags don’t make the jingling noise of typical metal-based pet tags.

There are two relatively small sizes, 1-in. x 1.75-in. and 1.25-in. x 2-in., and each tag comes with a matching magnet for you to keep. It’s easy to create your pet’s ID (which costs $20): just fill in all the necessary information, pick your state, add a photo online and days later the ID is yours. “It’s a conversation piece for people,” says Harnum. “And it helps everyone when animals wear identification tags. The more tags out there, the better.”

Purchasing a Pet ID for Me is also an opportunity to do good. If you order your ID through the SPCA L.A.’s Web site, $5 from the sale of your product will go directly to the organization. “We just really want to help the people that help animals,” says Harnum.

See more fun accessories for your furry friend on PEOPLE Pets:
Get the Look: AnnaLynne McCord’s Pet Life Vest
Embroidered Collars with a Personalized Touch

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