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Dog Postage Stamps

Updated on April 3, 2012

Dog Stamps are a Fun Way to Commemorate Your Dog


Our dogs enter our homes and our lives and become members of the family. A dog or puppy postage stamp will dress up your mail and is sure to bring a smile.

You can easily make your own custom postage stamps by uploading your dog's photo, or you can choose one of our dog stamps.

You don't have to use an image of a dog. You can use an image of your cat, your horse, & even yourself.


Are They Real Postage Stamps?

The Answer is YES.

Photostamps is a patented product from Stamps.com (Nasdaq:STMP), a leading provider of online postage services. Their product and technology enables customers to make valid United States postage stamps right from their homes or business.

Many companies now offer customizable postage stamps, including Zazzle, Stamps.com, Endicia, and YourStamps.

I've used a few of the companies mentioned but I prefer to use Zazzle, the award winning company for on demand QUALITY custom products and an approved licensed vendor of the United States Postal Service, or Stamps.com, the originator of the process. They have both provided me with excellent service and an outstanding product.

Please note: You will find the software for making your own stamps both online and at the U.S. Post Office. Don't bother buying this software though, because it's part of the overall custom stamp making process and is available online for free.

Also, beware of imitators when buying from other sites and ALWAYS look for the USPS symbol, meaning that site has the authorization of the United States Postal Service.

How to Make Your Very Own Postage Stamps

The following information is from the Squidoo lens "Make Your Own Dog Postage Stamps"


  • Choose a photo or artwork that you want to use.

    It may be a good idea to pick out two or three stamp designs as backups, because depending on the size of the stamps you want, some images work better than others.

    The image should be in JPEG or PGN formats. and should have a resolution of 100 or 200 dpi for a crisp image. Most digital photographs are already in acceptable formats. Note: The image cannot be more than 5MB in size.

  • Sign into Zazzle. It's simple and it's free.

    Once you are signed in, take a look around and see the various things you can do when designing your stamps.

    From Zazzle's home page, you can choose "Postage" from the product drop down menu and see what others have done. When you are ready, go to the next step.

  • Get Started on Creating your Stamp!

    Click on "Create" on the top bar and you'll go to the product template page. You'll see the product icon and link for "Custom postage." Click on it and you'll arrive at the Zazzle Custom Stamp Page.

    From there you have the option of various stamp sizes, whether you want a vertical or horizontal layout, and what stamp denomination you want.

    Upload your selected image from your computer. Note: Upload times will vary depending on the size of the image and your internet connection speed.

  • You can then modify the image right online!

    Move your photo or artwork around so it's where you want it. Try zooming in and also zooming out. See how it looks.

    There are other options available, such as the option to rotate your image and to add text in various colors, sizes and choose the font. If you want to add a border, you have many colors available to you and you can decide on the width.

    Play with your image until you're satisfied. If you're unsure, you can save your image for now and make another stamp.

  • That's all there is to it!

    When you are all done, you can decide which design you want to buy and put in your cart. When you are ready, simply check out by using a credit card or with Paypal.

    Your postage stamp design will be checked to make sure there's no copyright infringement etc. and you should receive your stamps in a few days.

    Note: You do have the option of sharing your design with others and putting it the Zazzle's Marketplace. In order to do this, simply click on the "Post for Sale" button on the bottom of the page. At this point, you may want to set up your own free Gallery, but that's a different topic.

Start your own Zazzle Gallery if You Haven't Already Done So!

It's Easy and You Can Make Money!

And once you make a Gallery, don't forget to make a free Squidoo Showcase for it.


Customizable Dog Breed Postage Stamps

Personalize These Stamps With a Name or With a Saying!

You can customize these U.S. postage stamps with your dog's name or with a saying! Pick a font, add a color border! You can even swap the Image with a picture of your very own dog(s)!

If not, click on this link to see the largest collection of dog stamps on the internet:                   Dog Postage Stamps

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback everyone!

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      Merre 8 years ago

      Are these for real? I can hardly believe it but I love them. I've got to get some for my mom who loves dogs!

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      gozergirl 8 years ago

      So Cute! I Must get some!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I had no idea you could do this. How cool! This would make a nice gift. Fun and useful at the same time.

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      singaporehosting 8 years ago

      Stamp collecting has gone to the Dogs :) Literally :)

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      tennisbum 8 years ago

      Far out postage. I didn't know our canine friends could be put on stamps. This is a great idea.

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      3dMooNMaN 8 years ago

      OOOOOO !!! Now I see ! She is making a SUPER Puppy Stamp Lens !!! WAY TO GO !!!!!!!

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      3dMooNMaN 8 years ago

      OOOOOO !!! Now I see ! She is making a SUPER Puppy Stamp Lens !!! WAY TO GO !!!!!!!