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Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!

Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!

Meet Syrus Newest Member of the dogIDs Team!Meet Syrus: Newest Member of the dogIDs Pack!This summer, dogIDs owners Lori and Clint Howitz added a new furry friend to their family – and so did the dogIDs team! Meet Syrus, the Great Dane. He’s about six-months old and weighs 90 pounds. Syrus was found wandering the streets of Grand Forks, ND and was held at the dog pound in Grand Forks for a week, but never claimed. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took him in to try and find him a new home. Ashley Farkas, d …
Jul 11, 2023 Shelby Cochran
Center Ring Dog Collars for Added Safety

Center Ring Dog Collars for Added Safety

dogIDs offers center ring collars that keep your dog even safer than our standard custom engraved collars. Our center ring dog collars are still made with a personalized name plate riveted on and just as durable as ever, with the added benefit of a center ring as a pivot point for additional safety!Benefits of a Safety RingIf your dog spends time in the woods, in the field, or really anywhere with things that can get caught on collars, there is a concern for safety. But fear not-- y …
Jul 10, 2023 Lacey Guck
Dog ID Tags - Not just for Dogs

Dog ID Tags - Not just for Dogs

Our company name may be dogIDs, but you might be surprised by how many tags and collars we make every month that end up on a different kind of pet - from livestock to household animals!Here are a few of our favorite engraving projects for other four-legged friends:Goat Collars for Petting Zoos One of our customers is a zoo with a group of friendly goats. They wanted a better way for their visitors to interact with the goats in the petting zoo, so they ordered personalized collars from …
Jul 10, 2023 Shelby Cochran
3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

I wanted to come up with a couple of easy tricks dog owners could teach their dogs of any age. The tricks are “speak,” “play dead” and “roll over.” These aren’t necessarily the only ways to teach these commands, but hopefully they can help you brainstorm. And let us know if your dog can do any fun tricks! 3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your DogSpeak I taught my dog Ace to speak, and it was really easy! Here are the steps I followed:Step 1: Think of a scenario where you know your dog is lik …
Jul 10, 2023 Lindsay Stordahl
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering your Dog

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering your Dog

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It's a month where we remind all pet owners that unless you are planning to become a responsible dog breeder, the best option is to spay/neuter your pet. To shed some light on the subject, we created an infographic that shares all of the benefits that come from caring for your pet through a spay or neuter.Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Having pets spayed or neutered helps cut down on the amount of animals that go into shelters each year.Ben …
Jul 10, 2023 Shelby Cochran
Observations from Intern in a Dog-Friendly Office

Observations from Intern in a Dog-Friendly Office

Dog-friendly offices are a rare breed (pun intended). Adding dogs to a regular office environment brings a whole new set of challenges and excitement to a 9 to 5.Here are a few observations I’ve had as an intern in a dog-friendly office:9 Things You Learn from a Dog-Friendly OfficeAlways bring a lint roller.I grew up in a household where the dog didn’t shed. I quickly learned, however, that your clothes will soon be covered in hair. If you do not want to look like a crazy dog lady when going to …
Jul 10, 2023 Paige Johnson
How To Keep Your Dog's Brass Dog Tags Looking New

How To Keep Your Dog's Brass Dog Tags Looking New

Not all dog ID tags are created equal. Depending on what metal you select for your pet's new tag, it may need a bit more care to keep it looking brand new. Brass dog tags are a great option for your pup and are a customer favorite, but they do require additional care to keep them shiny and readable.How Is Brass Different? Brass is a metal that is softer than stainless steel. The beautiful gold coloring is known to tarnish, or appear dirty, due to a chemical reaction caused by air or moistur …
Jul 10, 2023 Hannah Savoy
What You Need To Know About Dog Skin Care

What You Need To Know About Dog Skin Care

According to petmd.com there are over 160 different types of skin disorders for dogs. Skin conditions can range from bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hormonal and allergies. With dog skin care issues becoming more common, dogIDs wanted to take a minute to explain some of these conditions and how to treat them.Dog Skin Care 1o1AllergiesWith a variety of new breeds being introduced into the dog world each year, allergies are becoming more common. Dogs can be allergic to the same items humans are. Tr …
Jul 10, 2023 Hannah Savoy
Top 6 Reasons for You to Adopt a Mutt

Top 6 Reasons for You to Adopt a Mutt

Today is #NationalMuttDay, so it's time to give some love to the mixed breeds in our life! Here are the top six reasons to adopt a mutt:#1: Home for a dog in need You’re more likely to find a mutt in a shelter than in any puppy advertisements. According to the Humane Society, nearly 75% of dogs in shelters are mixed. There are usually 6 to 8 million pets entering shelters each year, but only about 4 million are being adopted, meaning anywhere from 50 - 60% of pets are adopted from sh …
Jul 09, 2023 Paige Johnson
4 Fantastic Homemade Dog Food Recipes

4 Fantastic Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Making homemade dog food recipes is becoming more popular. There are several reasons that people want to try a new dog food, or new food preparation for their dog. Some of those factors include your dog being sick, has IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). If your dog fits into these categories then switching from store bought food might be your answer. Get 56 homemade dog food recipes here! Making homemade dog food is becoming more popular, so we thought it would be valuable to add some of our …
Jul 09, 2023 Hannah Savoy

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