Everyone knows that person who lives and breathes for their pets. Who talks nonstop about their four-legged friends and who relates more to their dogs than they do people. Most of us know that person, and if you don’t, it might be because that person is possibly you! Shopping for a dog lover can be pretty straightforward; you can get them something from a pet store or find some dog-specific item at a department store. It can, however, be difficult finding that special something. What if, however, there was a place just for dog lovers, especially dads of dogs, (like us) and the people who shop for them? A place where one can purchase fun, practical, and personal dog-related products? Well look no further, there is such a place, and it is called Dog Is Good!
About the Dog is Good Company
Dog is Good, or D.I.G. is a company that manufactures apparel, household products, gifts, and more. Their products are made specifically for dogs and the people who love them. The company was founded by husband and wife Jon and Gila Kurtz. The idea first came in 2005 while they were living in Washington State. At the time, Jon was an active-duty U.S. Navy Captain and Gila, an accomplished professional dog trainer.
Both of them observed a gap in the marketplace and thus saw an opportunity. Gila noticed a void in fashionable clothing exclusive to dog lovers, and Jon noticed a chance to create a brand that celebrates the bond between humans and dogs. Shortly thereafter, they met J. Nichole Smith, a pet photographer, and designer who caught Gila’s attention and formed a friendship.
After Jon and Gila shared their idea of Dog is Good with Nichole, she saw its potential and wanted to help get their concept off the ground. In 2006, the Kurtz family relocated to California, where they produced and sold some hats and T-shirts at local events. The company started from a room in the house to now selling at hundreds of different retail locations within the U.S.A. and Canada (some internationally). They also sell their products on their website and at local events statewide.
About D.I.G. Products
Dog Is Good has a wide range of merchandise. They have just about everything from jewelry, mugs, leggings, and then some! With so many options, there’s no excuse not to be able to find something for every dog lover! They even have some products for cat lovers as well! To get an idea of the many items they sale, here is a list of some of their retail:
For The Home
Trailer Hitch Covers
Toys & Treats
“Dog Dad” is one of their product lines. Under the “Collections” tab, it features everything related to a father and his dog. One of their T-shirts is a gray 50% cotton, 50% polyester jersey print that says, “Real Men Love Dogs.” The size range is from small to XXX-large. The price range is from $24.99 – $28.99. On the T-shirt, there is a silhouette of a man walking with his dog. You can also purchase a mug that has the same graphics and silhouette for $14.99.
If you click the “Apparel” tab, you find so many fashion options along with accessories. All of their belts are currently on sale for $23.99. One belt has the graphic, “Never Hike Alone.” It is white with gray shoe prints all over. It also has a picture of a dog on a mountain top. It is made with thermo polymer and is very durable. All of their belts are 50″ in length and 1.38″ in width and fits up to 42″ waist. They are also 100% waterproof and easy to clean. This item takes around 5-7 business days for its merchandise to ship from the manufacturer.
Discovering their Neck Gaiters and Scrub Tops was a pleasant surprise for me. I also found this selection under the “Apparel” tab. All neck gaiters cost $21.99. They have design options for both men and women to enjoy. Some of the neck gaiters are humorous with a graphic that says, “I like big mutts,” or “Dog hair, don’t care.” They are 95% polyester and 5% elastane. It is a breathable fabric and washable, and all size fits most. This gift is perfect for the present times.
What about that veterinary or other pet service professional in your life? They also can declare their love for pups through the Scrub Tops collection. This line has various colors, such as navy blue, red, gray, and more. The price range is from $33.99 to $35.99. They are made from a 55/45 cotton-poly blend, durable fabric and sewing, V-neck, two front pockets, and slide slits. The size range is from X-small to XX-large. All scrub tops have adorable drawings of dogs and cats with sayings such as, “It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.”
When you make an order via the internet, it usually ships in two business days. Back-ordered items are an exception. If they are any shipping delays, you will receive a notification. They do ship internationally; however, it is up to the customer to cover the appropriate customs fees and any other postal fees associated with international sales. They offer free shipping on orders over $100.00 and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Is It Worth It?
One con of ordering from Dog is Good is that if you order a Print-on-Demand (P.O.D.) item, and another thing from the D.I.G. warehouse, you will see two shipping charges on your cart. The reason is that all P.O.D. items ships separate from another manufacturer. There is no expedited shipping option for these items. Under normal circumstances, they take 3-5 days to produce and an additional 3 to 4 days shipping. Overall, if these shipping conditions are not an issue, then Dog is Good should be a pleasant shopping experience for most.