And The Hangover Goes To. . .

Wow, we had a lot of hangovers this year. In fact, we had over 300—making this year’s TWB Hangover Contest the most epic on record.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Hangover Contest, first we must familiarize you with the The Doggy Hangover itself.

You see, the Doggy Hangover is a phenomenon witnessed by hundreds of dog owners in the St. Louis metropolitan area. What do they all have in common? Their dogs spent a full day of play at The Watering Bowl Doggy Daycare and came home worn out and then passed out.


It’s a sign of good times had. It also means stress has been relieved and friends have been made.

And while The Hangover is its own reward, we couldn’t help but notice humans liked to take photos of their passed-out pooches and post them on social media. So, we did what anyone would do, we made a contest out of it.

This marks our 4th annual such contest. This year, we asked participants to dedicate their hangovers to rescue organizations for a chance at a grand prize of $1,000 to be split between the hangover-ee and either Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Needy Paws, the Animal Protective Agency and Gateway Pet Guardians.

So, now that you’re all up to speed, the obvious question is: who won? Well, scroll just a little more.


The Watering Bowl 4th Hangover Contest Winner Iris


There you have it. We had over 15,000 votes during the contest on our facebook page. And we can’t wait for next year’s entries. Until then, if you have a chance to snap a priceless photo of a passed-out pup, make sure you snag it and enter it when the time is right.

Or just upload it and tag us. We love seeing that stuff and are happy to repost it to our entire cage-free canine community.

It’s totally worth it on many levels.