Close up photo of an older mixed breed dog with brown fur and a gray muzzle

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

Puppies are great, but they’re not the only dogs in need out there! November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, founded by the ASPCA and Petfinder to bring attention to all of the great senior pets in need of a forever home to live out their golden years. Senior dogs in animal shelters and rescues can have a harder time finding a home than younger pets, despite often being just as affectionate and playful as younger dogs, and usually better behaved, too!

Before you visit the animal shelter or scroll through dog adoption websites, check out our Top Ten List to find out why senior dogs can make a great addition to any family! Read post »

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Announcing the Winners of the 2019 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest!

DogWatch asked for the best Halloween photos of your pets in costume, and you delivered! We received over 500 photos, the largest turnout in the six year history of our contest! The DogWatch team had a VERY hard time choosing a winner – there were so many adorable and very creative entries! After lots of discussion, debate (and giggles), we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest! Read post »

DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest 2019

DogWatch 2019 Halloween Photo Contest – ENTER TODAY!

Calling all you spooky pets and pet parents – the DogWatch 2019 Halloween Photo Contest is here! Starting today, share a photo of your dog in his or her costume on our Facebook wall or via Instagram using the hashtag #DogWatchHalloween. Cats and other pet photos are welcome too. Please also include your pet’s name and breed. The DogWatch team will share the photos on Facebook all month long, and after Halloween, we’ll announce the winners.

The first place winner will receive either a gift basket filled with $75 worth of dog treats, toys and goodies OR your choice of a DogWatch Training Product. In addition, a $100 donation will be made in the winner’s name to a pet-related charity of their choice.

Selected runners-ups will also receive prizes and have their photos shared on our blog and social media, so stay tuned.

The contest ends at midnight on Friday, November 1, 2019. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 4, 2019 on our Facebook page and right here on DogTails. We look forward to seeing your dogs in their Halloween finery! Read post »

Golden Doodle running excitedly towards the dock on a lake by Roberto Nickson via Unsplash

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Safe

You may have seen stories in the news recently about dogs who suddenly died after swimming in lakes and ponds containing blue-green algae. To avoid a similar tragedy happening to your pet, we’ve compiled the following information about this poisonous algae and what you can do to protect your pets. Read post »