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dogIDs Wins “Happiest Company Award”

dogIDs Wins TINYpulse Happiest Company AwarddogIDs has been using TINYpulse’s employee feedback and engagement system over the past year. Their focus is “to make employees happier around the globe.”

We’re happy to report that based on our TINYpulse entries and surveys from the past year, dogIDs was awarded the “Happiest Company Award” for eCommerce & Retail. We’re honored both by TINYpulse’s recognition and by the fact that our own team members got us there with their positive engagement in our culture.

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Sharing the Puppy Love this Valentine’s Day

Sharing the Puppy Love this Valentine's DaySharing the Puppy Love this Valentine's DayThis Valentine’s Day, we put together something special for our customers and followers. Maybe it will give you an idea for your loved ones or maybe it will just make you smile!

 

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Popular Dog Breeds (and Which Might Be Right for You!)

Popular Dog Breeds and Which Might be Right for YouIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a dog lover. But how much do you know about the various breeds out there? We wanted to find out which breeds were the most popular in the U.S., so we’ve compiled this list, based on information from the AKC and around the Internet. See how much you know about popular dog breeds! [Read more…]

Customer Memorial Story: Deborah and Smokey

Back in September, we talked about Pet Memorial Day and the ways pet parents can remember their four legged friends after they’ve passed away.Customer Memorializes Dog With Custom Collar

One of the things we love at dogIDs is hearing real life stories about our products being used by our dog-loving customers. Deborah was one of these customers.

“I wanted to thank you for this special Italian leather collar that you made for my boy Smokey. I bought it for him because he had gotten jumpy in reaction to noises, and the lack of jingling with this collar soothed him.Customer Memorializes Dog with Custom Leather Collar
Sadly he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge now. I worked with a leather smith who was able to alter the collar into this wonderful bracelet. Now I can have a memory of Smokey with me as often as I like.”

Customer Memorializes Dog With Custom Collar

Thanks Deborah for sharing your story and keeping Smokey’s memory alive!

Have you found creative ways to memorialize your pets? Share in the comments below.

The Top Dog Names of 2014

One of the best things about working at dogIDs is that you get to see all kinds of creative dog names go by. Whether you’re in engraving, shipping or talking with customers – you get to be exposed to a huge variety of dog names – for dogs of every breed, size and temperament!

We thought it would be fun to go back through the orders of 2014 and find out which dog names “reigned supreme” as the year’s top names.

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Shop, Donate, Save A Life

dogIDs Announces "Paw It Forward" InitiativeAt dogIDs, we improve the lives of dogs. Whether we’re sending supplies to the dogs affected by natural disasters or supporting our local shelter’s events and fundraisers or volunteering our time, our staff gives with a purpose.

We’re excited to announce that starting in January 2015, dogIDs has given our customers the chance to give back by launching our “Paw It Forward” program. [Read more…]

Celebrating Thankfulness For Our Dogs

This Thanksgiving, we’re especially thankful for our fans, customers, and their dogs. We asked people, “Why are you thankful for your pet?” and their beautiful responses are as follows:

8 - Mary Degon Pelletier, Angelina

Contest Winner, Mary P. “She has taught me the power of forgiveness, unconditional love & living in the moment.”

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4 Reasons To Ditch Your Retractable Leash

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Retractable LeashWhile retractable leashes may seem like a way to make dog walks easier, you might want to take a second look. Below is a list of the top 4 reasons why we are absolutely, positively not in love with retractable leashes: [Read more…]

Senior Dogs Still Have Lots of Love (and Life) to Give

Senior Dogs Still Have a Lot of Love to GiveNovember is Adopt a Senior Dog Month! Because older dogs are often overlooked in shelters in place of a fluffy, energetic puppy, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing things that come with having a pup in your home with more mileage.

There are various reasons people prefer younger dogs, but older dogs have so much to offer as well! Here are some reasons you might want to think twice about the age of your next adopted friend. [Read more…]

Dog Fans Recycle Cans

River loves to recycle and help a good causeGetting involved with a local shelter or rescue is easier than you might think. While you may be familiar with the idea of volunteering at a shelter or fostering dogs, there’s a new way to give back that requires little to no commitment on your part: recycling cans for a local shelter! Now you can simultaneously help the environment and animals. Talk about a win-win! [Read more…]