We Support Dogs Deserve Better

Kevin Dixon

Dogs Deserve Better is dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our best friend into the home and family. DDB's mission is to free dogs through education, rescue and rehabilition, grassroots legislation, and fencing programs.


no more chains - dogs deserve better charity

Every dog who learns to stop scratching the door, is one more dog who is less likely to be crated or chained. 

Many dogs are chained up for long period of time, and as a result they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

At Clawguard we know it's not easy to find solutions when a dog shows signs of separation anxiety. Many dog owners crate their dogs or tie them up as a last resort. But we created a door shield to help owners train their dogs to stop scratching the door. It's a tool that has helped many dog owners in their efforts to train the dog - sometimes one door shield can be the difference between a dog who listens and a dog who doesn't. 


A gift for Dogs, A gift for You

For the dogs: This month we're going to donate a dollar for each sale of the Clawguard to Dogs Deserve better. Buy your Clawguard before May 15th to participate in this fundraiser.

For you: We have a special discount for Dogs Deserve Better fans. Enter coupon YESDDB at checkout for free shipping!

This offer is valid between May 1 and May 15th and is applicable to purchases on our website Clawguard.com. How many Clawguards will you order? One for home and one for travel? Or one for the front door, back door and basement door too? 

Discount code YESDDB good at Clawguard.com until May 15th.

Free Shipping discount valid for U.S. orders only.

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Clawguard Sales Support Dogs Deserve Better

Kevin Dixon

At Clawguard, we're committed to giving back to rescue organizations working tirelessly on behalf of animals in need. This month, we decided to partner up again with one of our favorite groups, Dogs Deserve Better, who we worked with for one of our first charity partnerships exactly one year ago this month. September 15-30, every Clawguard sold will support the work of Dogs Deserve Better.

DDB works nationwide to rescue penned and chained animals. Their Good Newz Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield, VA is located on the site of the NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s former Bad Newz Kennel that was shut down in 2007. DDB works to rehabilitate chained and penned dogs, many of whom have had little human interaction and been neglected for years. These dogs are rescued, treated, socialized and eventually found loving homes where they can live out the rest of their years in freedom.

A portion of each Clawguard sale through September 30 will be donated directly to Dogs Deserve Better to support their important work. Thank you to DDB for all that you do to help rehabilitate these deserving dogs!

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August Clawguard Sales Support Heartland Humane Society of South Dakota

Kevin Dixon

Continuing our commitment to support homeless pets and some of the rescues working to find them forever homes, this August we're continuing our "Clawguard Gives Back" series. Now through August 31, every Clawguard sales will go to support the work of Heartland Humane Society in Yankton, SD.

Heartland Humane Society plays a vital role in the lives of countless animals every year, and we were truly touched hearing the stories of some of the animals that have been nursed back to health, and found loving homes for. "Sigmund the Survivor" was brought to Heartland Humane Society in May 2015 after he was found in the parking lot after being hit by a card. When he lethargic and could barely move, and the staff were told that he's suffered nerve damage and they would have to wait and see how much he would recover. Heartland staff and volunteers worked for weeks to help nurse Sigmund through his injuries-- providing physical therapy to help get his back legs moving again, helping him in and out of the litter box and administering medicine. After a dedicated volunteer began taking Sigmund home for "weekend vacations," his recovery quickened. By summer he had regained movement in the back half of his body and was adopted in July 2015. Today Sigmund is settled into his new life, gentle and grateful as ever. 


Sigmund when he first arrived at Heartland Humane Society shortly after being hit by a car, and standing tall and proud shortly before he was adopted.[/caption]   Asia was another animal brought to Heartland after she and her litter of puppies were discovered abandoned in sub-zero temperatures in February 2015. On arriving at the shelter, Asia was cautious around people but created a cozy space for her pups quickly and began warming up to the staff. Volunteers and members of the community rallied to the new family's story, and donations of puppy food, blankets and even news crews followed. After the pups were weaned, all six found new homes, and Asia blossomed with a foster family-- playing with kids and her dog pal, Dori. 

Asia nursing her puppies shortly after being rescued, and a few months later, smiling at the camera for her foster mom.[/caption] Though for Asia's puppies the story was a happy one, it was discovered soon after that Asia herself had a large tumor in her kidney, something that had been unnoticed while she was staying in the shelter's care. She fought through her illness the entire time she was caring for her litter, succumbing only after they were safe and cared for.

puppies All six of Asia's puppies--Bali, Dali, Samuru, Kochi, Nikko and Hiro-- were saving from the cold and adopted into loving homes thanks to Heartland Humane Society.[/caption] For every Clawguard you purchase, we'll donate directly to Heartland Humane Society to support their vital work finding families for homeless dogs, cats and other animals.

Thank you for supporting Clawguard, and helping us support this dynamic organization!

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We love dogs who do good

Kevin Dixon

Philanthropy is something near and dear to our heart here at Clawguard. We don't want to just protect your door, we want to protect dogs in need too. It's as simple as that. In the past year Clawguard has partnered with dog adoption groups, a local dog shelter, and a national rescue organization. This month we're proud to partner with an organization that is passionate about helping canines and their humans too.

Clawguard sales support Nawty Dog Big Heart

Nawty Dawg Big Heart is an organization devoted to helping those in need. Sometimes that means covering an expensive vet bill or helping a dog find a forever home. This organization is always happy to step up and help their community. After all, their mission is to create a forum of friendship, laughter, networking and philanthropy. And their spokesdog Ecco D'Oro sure does that, in his many creative appearances and costumes, he shares his warmth and love with all who meet him. We applaud the charitable efforts of Nawty Dawg Big Heart and will be donating a portion of our proceeds to their philanthropic cause. It's simple, for every Clawguard sold in November, we are donating $1 to Nawty Dawg Big Heart.


How our donation can help:

  • $5 can make a HUGE impact on an animal’s life!
  • $25 can make the difference between whether a foster or shelter has enough food to take in another homeless pet.
  • $75 provides a spay/neuter for a cat or a dog.
  • $250 can mean the difference between life and death for an animal.

Our BIG Goal:

If we sell one thousand Clawguard door shields in November, we will donate $1,000 to this wonderful charity.   We can do this! Help us reach our goal, by sharing our mission with your friends.
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Meet Ecco D'Oro, the spokesdog for Nawty Dawg Big Heart Ecco d'Oro

Ecco D'Oro is the spokesdog for Nawty Dawg Big Heart. His name means "Here is Gold" and he truly has a heart of gold. Ecco thrives off of relationships and helping others in needs.  You can often find him counseling friends on his Facebook account, or leaving a pawsitive message to brighten someone's day. He makes multiple donations a month to charitable funds and when he's given all he can give, he calls on his friends to might be able to lend a paw. He is always impressed at how the work of a few can literally touch thousands. If you would like to join Ecco's pack, join him on Facebook and Twitter.  

Have you purchased your Clawguard yet?

 Clawguard dog door scratch shield


See how it can protect your door and your dog's paws. Scratching the front door is a real problem for many dog owners, see how Clawguard can help you correct your dog's nawty behavior. Because as a dog owner, we don't have to tell you that separation anxiety can be a real problem for the dog, and for you.

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September Sales Support "Dogs Deserve Better"

Kevin Dixon

Continuing our commitment to give back to homeless pets and animal charities we admire,we're donating $1 of every Clawguard sale in September to Dogs Deserve Bettera Virginia-based organization committed to rescuing penned and chained animals.


clawguard supports Dogs Deserve Better organization.


Dogs Deserve Better's Good Newz Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield, VA is located on the site of the NFL quarterback Michael Vick's former Bad Newz Kennel. The center has sheltered over 80 dogs since moving into their dedicated space in 2011, socializing and rehoming animals who would otherwise have spent their entire lives outdoors, neglected and alone.

We recently worked with Amy Hines of Dogs Deserve Better when she brought an energetic crew of "dog models" to a Clawguard video shoot. Afterwards falling in love with the pooches-- and the organizations mission-- we donated  a handful of Clawguards to help protect the doors at DDB's facility.

Pups at Dogs Deserve Better

With 80+ dogs coming through the facility, the doors at Good News Rehabilitation Center took a beating.


With a crew of inquisitive pups still learning about manners and how to behave inside a home, it's no surprise that the Center's doors take a beating. Amy said that "our staff is constantly cleaning, sanding and touching up the scratched trim that surrounds our doors." The pups are "always curious as to who might be on the other side of the door. [But] we were all smiles as the first Clawguard was hung around the door knob."


Clawguard sales support Dogs Deserve Better

Inquisitive pups check out their new Clawguard


Amy said that with the organization's limited budget, Clawguard would prevent costly repairs to the Center's doors and trim. She said, "Being a non-profit, we can now save money on the supplies it takes to make these repairs and get back to spending time obedience training our pups! Here are six reasons why Clawguard is a MUST HAVE: Poppy, Rico, Rhes, Suki, Chance & Sampson!"


Clawguard sales support Dogs Deserve Better

To support the important work Dogs Deserve Better is doing, donate directly through their website. To support their work AND protect your own doors from damage, purchase a Clawguard in September!


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Clawguard Sales Support Last Day Dog Rescue

Kevin Dixon
With more than 6 million animals available for adoption in shelters across the country, Clawguard is committed to supporting rescue organization's efforts to find loving homes for these pets. We donate a portion of our sales throughout the year to organizations that inspire us with their commitment to homeless pets. This month we are partnering with a wonderful Detroit-area animal rescue group.

During the month of May, one dollar from every Clawguard sale will be donated to the Last Day Dog Rescue.

Last Day Dog Rescue

LDDR is a 100% volunteer-run organization that rescues animals from high-kill shelters in Michigan and Ohio. Their commitment to finding homes for ALL dogs is inspiring-- According to LDDR's website, "We hold a special place in our hearts for the big, black dogs, the not so pretty dogs, and senior dogs because they are often passed up in shelters everywhere for puppies, small breeds and the lighter colored “prettier” dogs."

Last Day Dog Rescue

Our very own web designer, Laura Eagin, is an approved foster for LDDR and is excited to be matched up with a pup soon. She and her husband have been talking for a long time about how they could give a dog a good home, and fostering is something they're passionate about doing. At Clawguard, we're excited to be able to support the important work the Last Day Dog Rescue team does. You can feel good knowing that $1 of your Clawguard purchase in May will support LDDR's dogs (and cats). Shop Clawguard now, and check out the great things happening at Last Day Dog Rescue.

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