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EzyDog donates year supply of collars to animals in need

| March 4, 2021 1:00 AM

EzyDog, a dog-loving company that exists to help pet owners and pets get more out of the great outdoors has donated a one-year supply of collars to Better Together Animal Alliance, alliance officials announced this week.

Collars are given to dogs who stay at the animal care facility and go home with the dogs when they’re adopted.

EzyDog, a long-time supporter and sponsor of BTAA, has been quietly donating collars annually since 2015 so that every dog goes to it’s new home with a high quality, perfect fitting, and comfortable collar that’s made for life in Idaho and all the rugged outdoor activities dogs across the Panhandle enjoy.

“In addition to supporting BTAA and the animals we serve each year with donations of collars, EzyDog outfitted my personal dogs with leashes, collars, and harnesses that have made it possible for me to walk all three of my dogs comfortably, transforming even my biggest puller into an easy-to-walk companion,” Mandy Evans, executive director of BTAA, said.

BTAA’s animal care facility will care for 650 dogs this year, a number that continues to decrease because of the organization's progressive owner support programs that help people with their pets and the popularity of the Home To Home program, resulting in fewer animals being surrendered. Collars, ID tags, and microchips are responsible for BTAA’s nationally recognized rate at which lost dogs are returned to their owners.

John Hatcher, owner of EzyDog said, “EzyDog is a proud partner of BTAA and we are thrilled to make sure that every dog has a collar to wear to their new forever home. BTAA is not only improving the lives of our dogs and their people here locally, they are showing how animal welfare should be approached nationwide. That is something we love to be associated with.”

A selection of EzyDog gear is available at BTAA’s animal care center, at, or locally at the following locations: Carter Country, Shakapaw, All About Paws, Pet Lodge, Outdoor Experience, and North 40.

Based in Idaho, surrounded by three major mountain ranges along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, EzyDog offers a range of products including the original shock absorbing leash, allowing for comfort, control and safety

Better Together Animal Alliance is an animal welfare organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of dogs, cats, and the people who love them. BTAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with the county or city and receives no tax support.

Located in Ponderay, BTAA serves Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai counties. Programs focus on supporting people and their pets to prevent unnecessary owner surrenders, sheltering lost pets, and providing a safe and enriching environment for pets to stay while they wait to find new homes. BTAA assists approximately 2400 stray or surrendered animals every year and over 6000 pets through it’s community-based programs. Learn more at