There’s a lot going on at The Watering Bowl. Check back here often to stay up on the latest. And be sure to check our Facebook page to see how much fun we had at past events.
After months of buildup, preparation and planning, it’s finally here. No, not the opening of our brand new 4th location in St. Peters (although we’re pretty excited about that). We’re here to talk about Halloween.
You’ve got you and your furry BFF’s matching costumes, and you’re set for a scare-filled night of fun. But is your dog?
Here’s a hint: your dog’s preparation has little to do with choosing the perfect costume and everything to do with your dog’s state of mind while in that costume.
Our trainer, Laura Pieczynski, is not only adept at helping your dog master his or her behavior, she’s also always happy to share some ideas on keeping them safe. So whether you’re staying in to greet trick or treaters, hitting the pavement to get that candy or just partying it up, here are some tips to keep your pup safe and happy as you celebrate the holiday: (more…)
We love Mondays around here. The way we look at it, every Monday is like one big reunion for our friends who come to spend a full day of play with us at The Watering Bowl.
Monday, October 29th is an extra special one. It won’t be a reunion. But we’re looking forward to it becoming the basis for many Monday reunions to come.
That’s the day of our soft opening at 1409 Harvestowne Industrial Drive in St. Peters, MO. Feel free to go back and highlight that address and drop it into your map application of choice. We’d love to see you there.
We are big fans of animal shelters. Always have been. And here in St. Louis there are many great ones to choose from.
We also happen to be fans of beer.
So, we reached out to our favorite independent craft brewer and our friends at the APA of Missouri to release a special beer we dubbed Uncaged Ale.
In case it’s not obvious, a portion of proceeds from this APA for the APA go to our friends and neighbors at the APA. They do amazing work, and this is a chance to raise a pint to all they do here in St. Louis and outlying rural areas.
According to the calendar your dog keeps and you know nothing about, Canine Carnival is nearly upon us.
And this year, the event is being paired with the Fast and Furriest 5k/1-Mile Walk.
Altogether, it’s one big chance to #DoMoreWithYourDog and raise money for the APA Adoption Center. Win prizes, listen to music, play games, visit food trucks and meet new friends at the carnival that’s built for dogs and the lucky humans who tag along.
+ Fast and Furriest 5k 2018
Saturday, September 30
Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Road
10am – 3pm
The Fast and Furriest registration fee is $35/person and includes admission to the entire Carnival.
Tickets for the Carnival (without participating in the race) are $10 for kids and $20 for adults. (more…)
While we are thrilled with the progress being made on our fourth location, the completion of the building is really only the beginning.
We can’t wait to meet the pups of St. Peters, and we are looking forward to hiring a crew of TWBers to match our excellent staff at our other three locations. And we are in search of dog lovers at all levels.
If you or someone you know wants to be part of an active and exciting work environment with room for growth and a team full of positive energy, check out and share the openings listed below.
If you’re looking for the new location. Just follow these handy-dandy billboards along 364 at Harvestowne Industrial Drive.
Generally you only hear about campers when they are quote/unquote “not happy.” Well, if anything, dogs are not not happy. And when dogs go camping, they are ecstatic.
It could be the wilderness. It could be the adventure. It could be all the new smells. But most likely, it’s because they’re thrilled to get out and spend some time with you.
So, we thought we’d offer a few tips for anyone looking to take their best friend for an overnight trip into the great outdoors. (more…)
While your pup looks forward to their favorite swim party, it’s time to also think about that other end of summer activity: going back to school.
Sure, it can be a drag. Rigid schedules, waking up early, less pool time. But back-to-school is something we actually look forward to around here.
At Butt Sniffers Academy, our prestigious four-legged institute of higher learning, we’re ready to welcome your dog back with a bang.
You recently read about our new trainer Laura, and she’s got the BSA ready to accept new and returning students. She has her syllabus in hand and is fully equipped to take attendance.
It’s the perfect opportunity to refresh and reinforce good behavior, or learn some new tricks. Above all else, it helps with socialization, our core philosophy. (That’s where the whole Butt Sniffers name came from in the first place.) (more…)
We always look forward to Summer. And then, poof, it’s gone.
Lucky for us, the Fall is a pretty fun time to get out and #DoMoreWithYourDog. But before we break out the flannel shirts and jump into the leaf piles, there’s one last, final, amazing, wonderful dog tradition to enjoy.
The post-Labor Day dog swim.
It’s almost a rite of passage at this point, and a date that your dog circled with his muddy paws on the calendar long ago.
So we are here to help you decide where to go this year, with our list of upcoming doggy days throughout the St. Louis area. (more…)
We can’t wait to meet the pups and the people of St. Peters.
**Update: we’re so excited that we decided to host a St. Peters Job Fair on Saturday, September 15th, at the site of our new location. Be sure to check out all the details and RSVP on our Facebook event page.**
But before we open our brand new doors at our brand new location, we need to do a few things. Well, maybe more than a few.
Another big part of opening a new TWB is hiring people who share our love of dogs, our attention to detail and our lack of fear when it comes to scooping relatively large amounts of poop. (more…)
If you would have told us in 2010, when we first opened in South County, that we’d be getting ready to open our fourth location in 2018, we would’ve thought you were crazy.
If you would have told us we’d reach as far as St. Peters, we’d insist on a psychiatric screening.