How it Happened

TagDawgs® patent-pending technology was conceptualized in late 2012 by Mike Meraw, a sports enthusiast looking to solve a decade’s old problem of slipping while playing court sports. Sticky mats, sprays, wet towels on the side of the court and more all proved to be ineffective.

Mike wanted a portable solution, something easy to carry and slip on and off his athletic shoes. He came up with the first prototype, eventually called GuardDawg™, an anti-slip solution with small valuables storage pouch for athletic court shoes, allowing athletes to moisten and clean their court shoes any time there is a break in play, without leaving the court while keeping their small valuables safe and secure on their person.

To control the release of water, he also developed Technoslips™, flexible, semi-rigid sticks wrapped in highly absorbent cellulose sponge and microfibre, meant to be used in the front pocket of GuardDawg™

Other water-resistant, ‘hands-free’ athletic shoe storage solutions soon followed, each using 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective technology:

  • PuppyDawg™ – One size fits all (smallest Dawg)
  • PackDawg™ – Credit card sized for larger valuables
  • WatchDawg™ – Powerful 3V LED light, with on, off, and flash positions, providing enhanced visibility whether in low-light conditions or outside at night walking, jogging, cycling or just playing


The Tagdawgs® team caters to those who lead an active, healthy lifestyle.  Our products are durable, wearable, and easy-to-use.  The quality designed in allows them to withstand the toughest of use.  If you are looking for peace of mind security and safety and/or improved performance, we have a “Dawg” for you.  Our products allow athletes and recreational enthusiasts to maximize their potential and Stay in the Game™!

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