Posts Categorized: Dog Care

WATCHING DOGS WHILE THEY SLEEP

You may not realize it, but not every boarding facility keeps staff around overnight. And while it is nice to see them snooze, The Watering Bowl pulls all-nighters for safety and peace of mind. Across all four of our locations we have a total of 10 people dedicated to making sure your dog gets a… Read more »

Spring Break ’19

Even if you don’t have plans, your dog sure hopes you do. The Watering Bowl consistently ranks among the top Spring Break destinations for dogs within a fifty-mile radius of St. Louis. And this year, we’ve expanded the excitement to include another fifty miles from St. Peters. We know it doesn’t seem like Spring Break… Read more »

Hard To Believe It’s Been 9 Years

It’s been nine years since we first threw open the big overhead door to release the hounds in South County. Nine years since we begged all our friends and family to come “make us look busy.” Nine years since Madden and Ruger, our founding dogs, helped us make all the crucial, four-legged decisions. And it’s… Read more »

The Undiagnosed Symptoms of Cabin Fever

In humans, the signs are obvious. We get restless. We binge watch. We forage for snacks. But believe it or not, cabin fever affects dogs, too. And the symptoms can range from obvious to somewhat hidden. Before we examine three such signs that your dog may be suffering from the very real scourge of cabin… Read more »

Sun’s Out Tongues Out

Summer showed up, and we noticed. Your dog did, too. And just as the Robin is the harbinger of Spring, the pools at The Watering Bowl are a sign of warm, splashy days of doggy daycare. If you haven’t seen them, it’s probably because you’re not a dog. If you have, we’re impressed that you’re… Read more »

Loyalty Goes A Long Way

Our cage-free canine community is built for dogs. But it’s the two-legged members who welcome our pack every single day and make The Watering Bowl a place worthy of many return visits. In fact, we have several people we would classify as long-time loyalists. And we consider ourselves fortunate to spend our days with them…. Read more »

Anni-Pedis – $8

No, that’s not Latin. It’s our way of celebrating. Specifically, we’re celebrating our 8th Anniversary on Thursday, February 22nd, with nail trims for $8. The eight-dollar Anni-Pedi makes pampering dog more affordable and infinitely more fun to say. Plus, the dogs deserve it. They’re the whole reason we’re here. And we feel fortunate to have… Read more »

New Year For The Strays

There’s nothing trivial about pet adoption. Yet every year, Purina puts on New Year for the Strays, St. Louis’ biggest trivia night to benefit animal rescue organizations in our town. It’s over a thousand people in a room, combining their generosity and their obscure knowledge to do something we all know for sure helps dogs.

Dog Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard. Sure, there are lots of things we can all do better. Or do less of. And making that list doesn’t take too much thought. But when it comes to keeping those resolutions, that’s when it gets tricky. At The Watering Bowl, we don’t pretend to know the best way to… Read more »

Clearing The Air With Hoffmann Brothers

Cleaning the air is probably more accurate. And we have Hoffman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning to thank for helping us do just that. They’ve been bringing their dogs here for years, and one day, they came to us and said, “You know, dogs have pretty strong olfactory senses.” So, we promptly Googled “olfactory,” and… Read more »