October is Adopt-A-Dog Month.

Many people have heard the phrase “Adopt, don’t shop” as soon as they mention that they would like to get a dog. But have you ever wondered why people feel so strongly about this phrase? October is Adopt-A-Dog month. This month become a pet parent to an animal in need.



For help finding a new pup to join your family check out your local shelters, or sites like Pet Finder to help you.

Our New Paw It Forward Pals.

Here at dogIDs, we take pride in helping organizations that help improve the lives of dogs.

We recently paired up with Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc., an organization that helps send supplies to the dog teams in our military through our “Paw it Forward” program. Through this program, customers can choose to donate money to this organization when completing their purchase order. We are very excited to help out such a deserving organization.


More about Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc.

Founded in 2007, Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc. is an all volunteer, non profit organization whose missions are to support military working dog teams, veteran dog handlers, retired military dogs and war dog memorials. Four times a year, care packages are sent to active military dog teams. Each care package includes items for both the dog and its handler.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Goedert and his military working dog Jacob.


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What to Expect When Owning a Deaf Pet.

Every dog deserves a chance at adoption. Often times pets with medical issues are overlooked, but our friend, Christina Lee, at Deaf Dogs Rock is trying to change the views on adopting deaf dogs.

What is it like to own a deaf pet? 

Owning a deaf dog isn’t that much different from owning a hearing dog. We look at it from the stand point of our deaf dogs are 1. Dogs first 2. a Breed second  3. Deaf third. This way we don’t feel sorry for them and we treat them just like our hearing dogs. The training is also very much the same with the exception of a few tweaks in our training program.

What should you know when adopting a deaf pet? 

I think people should know owning a deaf dog is not for the faint of heart. If they are thinking of adopting a deaf dog there is a certain level of  time commitment, responsibility and advocacy that comes along with adopting a deaf dog. I get so many emails every single day of owners trying to rehome their 9-14 month old deaf dogs because they liked the idea of rescuing a deaf dog but they never ever followed through on the training or socializing. When a puppy is around 10 months old and out of control, they don’t want to deal with it anymore so they try to find it a new home. We are very lucky we have people who are willing to help a older puppy with patience, love and training to help the pup become the best he/she can be. [Read more…]

All Paws On Deck: dogIDs is Moving!

Pack up your treats, collars and leashes! On August 21st, dogIDs will move into a new office space located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.

The pack is ready for our next adventure and we are very excited for our new space. Here are a few things we are looking forward to:

  1. We have an office that is big enough to fit our team. At our old office the team was separated into five rooms. We will now be in one large area allowing for better communication and more creativity.
  2. We are moving personalized collar production in house. By moving this back to our office we can cut production time as well as venture into creating new products.
  3. We are in the heart of downtown Fargo. In the past few years, Fargo has grown into a community for entrepreneurs and creators to grow. We are very excited to be a part of the startup environment this town continues to thrive on.
  4. We get a new state-of-the-art studio space! Our team is excited to produce more photos and product videos to help our customers better understand our products, and have the ability to see them in action.
  5. We have a nap area…sadly, just for the dogs. In the new space we have a new designated dog area to promote playing, naps and positive social interactions for our office dogs or any pups that decide to visit.

Take a look at our new space or swing by for a visit if you are ever in Fargo!

503 7th St N Suite 001

Fargo ND 58102

A Modern Rustic Office

New Production Space

Outdoor Murals

– The dogIDs Pack

I Love My Mutt: Five Perks to Owning a Mixed-Breed Dog

Ace the mutt

My mutt Ace is a big, drooly black Lab mix with long legs and a blocky head.

Most people think he’s some sort of great dane or hound mix, but all his mixed-breed DNA test could tell me was “50 percent Labrador.”

When I adopted my dog, I wasn’t set on any particular breed or mixed breed, but I did know I wanted to adopt a dog in need.

This allowed me to choose a dog based on personality, temperament and energy vs. the dog’s appearance, which is the best advice I can give anyone when choosing a dog.

I have to admit, I will have a much harder time ignoring a dog’s appearance the next time I head out to adopt. Like most of us, I’m now drawn to all the dogs that look like my current dog – the big, shorthaired, black dogs.

And while I love purebred dogs, mutts will always be special because of my first dog Ace.

In my opinion, here are some of the perks to owning a mutt:

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