May 25, 2023
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.
May 24, 2023
Memorial Day Weekend is a time for thanking veterans and paying tribute to those who have served our country. It is also a time to celebrate the arrival of the summer season with gatherings, cookouts, and other warm-weather activities. Here is how to keep your dog safe during this weekend’s festivities.
May 5, 2023
Spring is here… at last! We’re betting all the green-thumbed folks out there can’t wait to get back to work on their gardens! Of course, your dog is also excited to spend more time outdoors. However, gardening plus dogs isn’t always a winning combination.
So how do we prevent our beloved pets from stomping on, digging up, or otherwise destroying all that hard work? Try this 8-step checklist we’ve pulled together to help ensure that this year you and your dog will fully enjoy your beautiful backyard!
April 27, 2023
Hiking is the perfect way to give your dog a full day of exercise while exploring new surroundings and new smells. Whether it’s a casual mile in the woods, a day-long journey scaling a high-altitude peak, or anywhere in between, there are some safety precautions you should be taking to keep both you and your dog safe.