The United States Postal Service (USPS) just unveiled the 2016 line-up of stamps and they are giving pet owners a reason to pick up that pen and paper again with pet-themed stamps! A cute twitter announcement hinted at the stamps in November:
— USPS Stamps (@USPSstamps) November 17, 2015
According to the USPS’s site:
To celebrate America’s love for pets, the Postal Service will issue a booklet of 20 Forever stamps featuring photographs of 20 pets. Each photograph represents an animal we love from these groups: puppies, betta fish, iguanas, hamsters, goldfish, parrots, guinea pigs, tortoises, rabbits, kittens, corn snakes, mice, hermit crabs, chinchillas, gerbils, dogs, parakeets, horses, cats, and geckos. The photographs were taken by Eric Isselée and Derry Noyes was the art director.
The set includes two cute dog stamps:
Dogs have donned stamps many times of the years. Some of the more notable are:
In 2010, they had The Animal Rescue: Adopt a Shelter Pet commemorative stamps that featured 10 shelter pets (five dogs and five cats) as a way to raise awareness about the plight of homeless pets. The stamps were dedicated by Ellen DeGeneres and unveiled on her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The Dogs at Work series, from 2012, highlighted working canines including a seeing-eye dog, a tracking dog, a therapy dog, and a search and rescue dog.
In 2011, the USPS commemorated Owney, the canine mascot of the Railway Mail service by putting his image on an adorable Forever stamp.
The Spay/neuter postage stamps from 2002 had a dog and cat, and were created in partnership with the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) to encouraging spaying and neutering of pets with the slogan “Help Stamp Out Pet Overpoluation.”
In 1983, the USPS features puppies and kittens on a 13 cent stamp.
Put Your Pup On A Postage Stamp!
Did you know you can put your dog on a US postage stamp? Simple go to Create Mail & Stamps and start customizing. You can even make matching stationary, postcards, and invitations.