Dog Stories

Canine Military Heroes: 5 Important Service Dogs Who Should Be Celebrated

The first version of Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and was celebrated on May 30th, 1868. On that day, citizens of the United States would decorate the graves and memorials of fallen Civil War soldiers at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia. By 1890, many states had adopted the holiday as a day of memorial, and in 1971 it became a national holiday.

Every Memorial Day, we recognize the day as a chance to honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in each branch of our military forces. The DogWatch team joins in this salute and extends a heartfelt thanks to all veterans for their courageous service.
With so many heroes to praise, we turn our attention to the subject we know best: dogs. Here are the stories of five of these heroic military working dogs, whose bravery, dedication, and strength are an inspiration to us all.

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Top Dog Names of 2022

The Most Popular Dog Names of 2022

Wondering which dog names were trending for 2023? 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 2022. Check out our list below! Read post »

dog on a hot day with sunglasses on

5 Dog Breeds Who Hate Summer And How You Can Keep Them Cool

Does your dog hate the heat? As the sweltering and hazy dog days of summer arrive, dogs who are sensitive to humidity and heat may grow lethargic and are often more than happy to sit in an air-conditioned home all day.

What may seem like a natural response to heat can be a serious problem for some breeds. Here are FIVE breeds of dogs who do NOT thrive in the hot weather and what you can do to keep them cool.

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The PAW-fect Summer 2022 Reading List For Dog Lovers

Whether your heading to your favorite beach, vacation home, or just to your backyard, Summer 2022 means getting back to the activities you may have missed out on for the last two years.  

Here are a collection of books about our favorite topic – DOGS – that pair perfectly with sunshine!

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