February 2, 2018
Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Super Bowl LII Party
Super Bowl Sunday is here, and we can’t wait for the big game to start! By now, you’ve probably decided where you’ll watch the event, what delicious munchies you’ll prepare, and which team you’ll be cheering on. But what about your dog? How will he or she participate in the big day? The DogWatch team has some fun ideas for incorporating your best friend into the year’s biggest sports spectacle.
Dress the Part
On Sunday, February 4, many loyal fans will be sporting their best Eagles’ green or Patriots’ blue. Why not let your dog show his team spirit, too? It can’t hurt your team’s chances, and it will certainly bring a smile to the face of all your guests. Of course, before debuting the look, make sure your dog is comfortable in his jersey or her cheerleader outfit. If he or she prefers a subtler statement, stick with a colorful bandanna or collar. Be creative, have fun and be sure to capture it all on camera, like these adorable photos from our DogWatch office dogs from our corporate headquarters in Massachusetts and from our DogWatch of the Delaware Valley customers in greater Philadelphia!
Make Your Own Doggie Snacks
Super Bowl parties are notorious for delicious food, most of which is not suitable for dogs. Keep your dog away from the wings, guacamole and brownies by preparing treats just for her! We found this fun recipe on the blog Golden Daily Scoop for healthy Super Bowl-themed dog treats in the shape of mini footballs – why not try it out this weekend?
Half Time is Play Time
Despite its many charms, the Super Bowl is still a very long TV event. Why not take a quick break from the couch during half time? If the weather is nice, take your dog for walk or practice your spiral in the backyard with a game of fetch. If the weather does not cooperate, bring out the dog toys or try some fun indoor games to get the whole party involved. Your dog will love the attention and activity, and you’ll have a chance to burn off some of those tasty Super Bowl treats.
Watch the Puppy Bowl
One of our favorite Super Bowl traditions actually takes place before the game. At 3PM EST on Sunday, Animal Planet airs Puppy Bowl XIV. Quite possibly the most adorable television program of the year, the Puppy Bowl places pups of different breeds into a mini football field and lets them play as only puppies can. It’s irresistible, and it’s for a good cause, too. And this year, for the first time, older adoptable dogs will be participating in their own, brand new “Dog Bowl.” Even Patriots and Eagles fans will agree that the Puppy Bowl is a great show!
Have fun this Sunday, and may the best team win!