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The walls and halls of our four locations are filling up with framed certificates for CPR and Pet First Aid. Okay, so maybe the walls aren’t literally covered, but that doesn’t diminish the pride we take in the capabilities of our staff. They’re amazing. And they’re always looking for ways to improve themselves and the… Read more »


The Macklind Mile is right around the corner. Or more accurately, it’s straight down the hill. That’s right, the race known as “St. Louis’ fastest mile” is back and better than ever. And we are once again the title sponsor for the Dog Mile event.  Register at that link up there. Or this one here…. Read more »

Don’t Be A Bumpus

Some family holiday traditions include dusting off an old record or reading a particular poem. Maybe you hide an elf or break out a special recipe or cozy up to your favorite movie. At Butt Sniffers Academy, the visions dancing in our heads are those of well-behaved dogs, enjoying the holiday season. And we are… Read more »

Guest Blog: The Cross-Country Hangover

Occasionally, we hear great stories from customers and share them with the staff. In this case, we thought we’d share one with the rest of our cage-free canine community.   And thanks to Molly Brennan and Kenny Barry for stopping by on their way across the United States. We never really thought about it before,… Read more »

Egg-Sniffing Dogs

We are proud to partner with Treats Unleashed for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt for Pets and their Peeps, this Saturday from 11am to 1pm. And we plan to up the ante with a few hidden gems of our own. The hunt will benefit St. Louis English Bulldog Rescue, and it will also benefit your… Read more »

Cage-Free Employees

We’re proud of our cage-free canine community. It improves behavior, enhances quality of life and provides a much-need energy release for dogs of all ages and sizes. But it wouldn’t be possible without dedicated employees who oversee our guests, day and night. (In fact, we just recognized the best of the best.) They’re truly amazing…. Read more »

Recognizing Our Staff

Everyone knows it’s awards season. And if we do say so ourselves, the staff at The Watering Bowl is highly deserving of recognition. Even if we don’t have a Hollywood afterparty to attend. And just like everything else we do in and around our little cage-free canine community, the Annual TWB Awards For Excellence In… 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 »

Bring On Spring Break

You think you’re ready for Spring? What about your dog? While you’re planning a big getaway to the beach, we’re already thinking about breaking out the pools. While you’re daydreaming about Mai Tai’s, we’re looking forward to throwing open the door to our outdoor play area. It’s Spring Break 2018 at The Watering Bowl, and… Read more »

Dog Smarts: Outside Safety

The weather keeps getting better as we edge toward the back half of summer. And while kids are thinking about school, dogs are thinking about getting outside. So, we thought we’d reach out to our old friend, Dr. Ed Migneco, to learn more about how best to enjoy the great outdoors with our best buddies.