smiling woman with senior golden retriever dog

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 »

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest 2023 Winner Announcement

Here are the Winners of the 2023 DogWatch® Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest!

For the 10th year in the a row, the DogWatch® Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest entertained us all October long. We received nearly 200 amazing entries this year, and were thoroughly delighted by all of the adorable, silly, creepy, super-cute and fantastically creative costumes on display. And we want to give a special salute to all of the pets who patiently posed for the photos – these good boys and girls have definitely earned some yummy 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 2023 DogWatch® How-O-Ween Costume Contest! Read post »

French Bulldog in bat costume

Halloween Costume Safety: How To Keep Your Pet Comfortable During Spooky Season

Jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, decorations, haunted houses, and scary movie marathons. Yes, Halloween is without a doubt one of the most exciting and fun holidays of the year. And, as with everything else, pet owners love to get their four-legged family members in on the festivities. Typically, this means dressing your dog or cat up in a funny, spooky, or cute costume. Before you decide on which costume to dress your pet in, consider these important safety tips!
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DogWatch Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest 2023

Enter the DogWatch 2023 Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest TODAY!

Pet parents who love Halloween, listen up: The 10th Annual DogWatch Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest is here! Starting today (Friday the 13th!), 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 #DogWatchHalloween2023. 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 Sunday, October 29, 2023. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 on our Facebook page and right here on DogTails. Check out previous years’ submissions for inspiration. We look forward to seeing your dogs in their Halloween finery! Read post »