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2021 dog, Did Your Dog Make The List?: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

Did Your Dog Make The List?: The Most Popular Dog Names of 2021

2020 was a record year for dog adoptions in the U.S. , and pet adoptions hit their highest levels during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021. A new four-legged family member brings all sorts of excitement and change, but it also brings one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make in your pup’s life: picking a name!

Here are 2021’s most popular dog names in the United States, the world, and in our very own DogWatch pack! We’ve also included our top-10 favorite unique names. Did your dog’s name make the cut?! Read post »

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Heroic K-9 Veterans: 5 Inspiring Stories of United States War Dogs

On the first anniversary of World War I’s end, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day. In 1938, congress approved it as a national holiday, and in 1954 it was renamed Veterans Day. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the significance it maintains. Every November 11th, we recognize the day as a chance to honor the brave men and women who have served 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. Read post »

7 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog

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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Fire Safety: 3 Easy Ways You Can Help Protect Your Pets

Every year, in the United States alone, over 500,000 pets experience house fires, and 40,000 of those pets tragically lose their lives, mostly from complications due to smoke inhalation. In general, pet owners do not like to think about their four-legged family members experiencing an event such as a fire, but they must prepare in the event one happens.


Here are THREE easy ways pet owners can help protect their pets from a potential house fire with preparation and prevention.  

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