Dog Adoption

7 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog

It’s National Rescue Dog Day! Three million adoptable dogs enter shelters across the United States each year, making overpopulation a real problem. These pets are patiently waiting to meet their new families and receive a second chance at life! Opening your home to a rescue dog comes with several benefits, some you may have never even considered. Read post »

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The Most Popular Dog Names of 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! Read post »

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Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Super Bowl LIV 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. Read post »

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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 »