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10 Homemade Dog Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted on October 24, 2020

There’s a lot of love about Halloween – spooky decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving and of course, candy. But why should humans have all the fun? Making a homemade costume for your pet is a great project the whole family can do at home this Halloween. And it’s a great way to participate in this year’s DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest, and potentially win $500 for your favorite pet charity!

Want to join the fun, but can’t come up with any ideas? We’ve found 10 great do-it-yourself options, including previous #DogWatchHalloween Contest winners and runners up from the past 6 years! (more…)


DogWatch 2020 Halloween Photo Contest – ENTER TODAY!

Posted on October 2, 2020

Calling all spooky pets and pet parents – The DogWatch 2020 Halloween Photo Contest is here! Starting today, share a photo of your dog in his or her costume in the comments on the post on our Facebook page or via Instagram using the hashtag #DogWatchHalloween. Cats and other pet photos are welcome too. Please also include your pet’s name and breed. On Halloween day, we’ll announce the winners!

For the first place winner, we’ll make a $500 donation in your name to the pet charity of your choice, plus you will receive either a gift basket filled with $75 worth of dog treats, toys and goodies OR your choice of a DogWatch Training Product. It’s a win-win!

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 11:59PM EST on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 31, 2020 on our Facebook page and right here on DogTails. Check out last year’s submissions for inspiration. We look forward to seeing your dogs in their Halloween finery!

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The Best Dog Movies and TV Shows To Stream at Home

Posted on August 31, 2020

Is your family sick of arguing about what to watch on TV tonight? DogTails is here to help! We’ve searched Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more of the most popular streaming services, and rounded up the best movies and TV shows about our favorite subject: dogs! Animated classics, outrageous comedies, touching dramas, fascinating documentaries – there’s something on this list for everybody. So dim the lights, get the popcorn ready, snuggle with your canine pals, and press play! (more…)


Meet the Belgian Laekenois: The Newest Dog Breed Recognized by the AKC

Posted on July 7, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the American Kennel Club announced that a new dog breed has joined their ranks – the Belgian Laekenois. In honor of the new addition, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique European herding dog. Enjoy! (more…)


2020 Summer Reading List for Dog Lovers

Posted on June 9, 2020

Our annual Summer Reading List for Dog Lovers is back! Have you exhausted all of your current reading materials during quarantine? Need a new book to capture the kids’ attention away from the TV? Or are you looking for the perfect read for a summer afternoon to relax with in the backyard? Check out our list below, created just for dog lovers like you! (more…)


The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2019

Posted on May 4, 2020

This month, the American Kennel Club announced the results of their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America, and for the 29th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever took the top spot. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2019.

Labrador Retrievers are not the only hold-over, though. In fact, this year’s top 5 breeds are the same as last year’s. There is one new arrival on the list – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, in the 10th spot. This diminutive herding dog cracked the top ten for the very first time!

Here’s the full list of 2019’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country! (more…)