The U.S. Postal Service to Unveil new pet stamp collection. Puppy stamp.

 

The U.S. Postal Service  has gone to the animals! In a tribute to our love affair with pets, the agency is debuting a brand, new collection of pet stamps. While the official day-of-issue dedication ceremony is taking place on Monday, August 1 at the SuperZoo pet convention in Las Vegas, Bark & Swagger got the scoop today!

The brand, new collection features photographs of 20 different domestic animals, including two dogs, two cats, two birds, two fish, four reptiles, five rodents, a crustacean, a rabbit and a horse. So, when you mail a letter, you can now choose a Forever stamp with your favorite pet.

 

The U.S. Postal Service to Unveil new pet stamp collection. Full collection.

 

“More than half of all U.S. homes have at least one pet, and that number increases every year. The most common are cats and dogs, but all types of pets provide love, happiness and companionship for their owners,” said Postal Service Chief Marketing and Sales Officer James Cochrane. “The bonds we create with animals improve our physical and emotional well-being and our pets truly become members of the family.”

 

The U.S. Postal Service to Unveil new pet stamp collection. Cat stamp.

 

The pet collection is a labor of love. Photographed by Eric Isselée, it was inspired by its art director and designer, Derry Noyes’,  lifelong love of animals. And, because our pets come in all shapes and sizes, no matter what kind you have, you’re pretty much certain to be represented here. My faves are the puppy, the dog, the horse, the hamster, the kitty…wait, ok, it’s hard to choose!

 

The U.S. Postal Service to Unveil new pet stamp collection. Horse stamp.

 

Displaying a love for animals isn’t new for the U.S. Postal Service; their first pet-related offering actually dates back 37 years! Previous stamps featuring pets have included: Adopt a Shelter Pet, 2009; Spay and Neuter, 2002; Bright Eyes, 1998; American Dogs, 1984; American Cats, 1988; Puppy and Kitten, 1982 and Seeing For Me, 1979.

 

The U.S. Postal Service to Unveil new pet stamp collection. mouse stamp.

 

It’s not rocket science to figure out what stamps I’ll be choosing come Monday. Thank you, U.S.P.S.!

What’s your favorite?  ♥

FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle +Stumbleupon
Written by Jody Miller-Young
What does stylish mean to you? I’m passionate about animals, fashion, travel, home decor and rescue, and that's what you'll find here. After a recent move to Fort Lauderdale from NYC, we're loving our new life in the sunshine. Welcome to my world! Grab your favorite beverage, curl up and stay awhile.