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Close up photo of an older mixed breed dog with brown fur and a gray muzzle

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 »

Eagles vs Patriots Dogs

Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Super Bowl LII 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 »

DogWatch Salutes National Mutt Day with the United States of Mutts!

Happy National Mutt Day! Held twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd, this holiday is all about “embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs,” according to event founder Colleen Paige.

In honor of this fun day, we’ve pulled together a round-up of fabulous mixed breed DogWatch dogs from across the USA! The wide variety of pups we found is a true testament to the unique looks, spirit and personality of mixed breed dogs. Cheers to all our DogWatch mutts, and enjoy your freedom today and every day!

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Cone Puppy by Geoff Stearns via Flickr

February 28th is World Spay Day

Those of us that grew up watching The Price Is Right remember host Bob Barker telling us at the end of every episode to “help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered.” This month, the Humane Society of the United States is asking us to do the same thing: February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and Tuesday, February 28th is World Spay Day.

Spaying and neutering our pets is important for two primary reasons: 1) it helps control the pet population, keeping unexpected and unwanted pets off the streets and out of shelters where they are unfortunately frequently put down, and 2) it provides a host of health and behavioral benefits. Read post »