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Meet the New Dog Breed Recognized by AKC in 2021: The Biewer Terrier

Posted on January 5, 2021

To kick off the first week of 2021, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced that a new dog breed will join their ranks this year – the Biewer Terrier. Before these small, soft-coated pups make their debut on the dog show stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about this unique new breed. (more…)


The Most Popular Dog Names of 2020

Posted on December 14, 2020

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S., with many families choosing to bring home a new pup during their COVID quarantine. And what’s the first decision a new pet owner has to make? Picking a name for their new furry best friend!

With so many options out there, we’ve dug into our data and discovered which dog names were the most popular among new DogWatch customers in the US and Canada from January to November 2020. Check out our list below! (more…)


Shop Small with DogWatch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog Lovers!

Posted on December 8, 2020

Looking for the perfect gifts for your dog and for the dog-obsessed folks in your life? Want to support a small business during this unique holiday season? We’re here to help! The DogWatch Annual Holiday Gift Guide is back and this year we’ve found 12 items from online boutiques and independent pet businesses that are sure to impress and delight all the people and pups on your list. Check ’em out below!

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Here are the Winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest!

Posted on October 31, 2020

DogWatch asked for the best Halloween photos of your pets in costume, and you delivered! We received hundreds of entries on Facebook and Instagram, and were thoroughly delighted by all of the spooky, silly, super-cute and fantastically creative costumes on display. And we want to give a special salute to all of the dogs who patiently posed for the photos – these good boys and girls have definitely earned some yummy dog treats and belly rubs!

As usual, the DogWatch team had a VERY hard time choosing a winner. After lots of deliberation (and many laughs), we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest! (more…)


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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