Cruisin’ Canines: Wheelchairs for Dogs

There isn’t much more heart-breaking, or endearing for that matter, than a disabled animal facing physical limitations. Many still have a can-do attitude and simply need a little help getting around or returning to a somewhat normal lifestyle. For some, it’s a temporary need to help them recover post-surgery or injury as they heal. For others, they need a permanent solution.

Enter doggie wheelchairs.

Just like for humans, dog wheelchairs enable pets to be able to walk easier and ease stress on their body. They can take some getting used to at first, but before long, they’ll learn how to adapt. Dogs are smart creatures, after all. There are lots of success stories out there. [Read more…]

5 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to an Outdoor Restaurant

Tips for bringing your dog to outdoor restaurants

Do you ever bring your dog along to outdoor coffee shops or restaurants? Or do you wish you could?

It’s one of my favorite things to do with my dog Ace, but he’s had lots of training and practice. I know it’s not so easy for some dogs to remain calm when out and about.

If you like to bring your dog along out in public, please share your tips in the comments. The following are some suggestions from two dog trainers on how to make outings with your dog more successful.

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Meet Four Dogs That Go to Work Every Day

Friday June 26 is Take Your Dog to Work Day! Will any of you be taking your dogs to work?

The dogIDs team definitely understands the benefits of having dogs in the office. You might remember our post about the company office dogs and why they’re so important to the overall business.

This year, we decided to feature several other businesses that benefit from dogs in the office.

Here are four lucky dogs that get to go to work every day:

Coco [Read more…]

Celebrating the (Fur) Fathers

This Father’s Day, we want to give some love to the men out there who love their pets. Whether they have human children or not, we think these doggie dads are pretty great. In honor of this Father’s Day, here’s to you, pet fathers.

We asked a few doggie dads we know what the best part of pet fatherhood is to them.

Ben S. and Audrey

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Natural Disasters & Your Pets: How You Can Keep Them Safe

When natural disasters strike, many people have plans in place to make sure their families stay safe. Though you may be ready to stay safe, there’s often one family member that can be forgotten in the rush of an emergency: the family pet.

June is National Pet Preparedness Month – a month where pet parents are encouraged to think about their disaster plans.

Dogs, cats, and other pets can easily become disoriented during and after a storm. This means they may try to run away or hide from even the people they trust and love.

In order to help you prepare for your furry family member’s safety in a natural disaster, we’ve put together this handy infographic that provides tips for a few different types of storms.

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Are there other ways of preparing for natural disasters that you’ve found helpful? Share in the comments below.