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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.


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.

Canine Carnival

+ 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.

Management Trainee

Front Desk Associate

Daycare Attendant

Overnight Dog Boarding Attendant

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…)

The Other Best Part About The End Of Summer

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…)

The Best Part About The End Of Summer

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…)

New Location, New People

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.

You may have seen a few pictures of the construction process on our Facebook  and Instagram. It’s starting to take shape.

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.


Wilson By A Nose

It was a photo finish. Come to think of it, there were probably a lot of photos along the aptly dubbed “fastest mile.” And when it came to the highly anticipated dog run portion of the event, the pictures got more interesting.

At least we think so. We were proud to see so many familiar faces and tails at the event. We even went ahead and made our own contribution to the signage on the port-a-potties for the festivities. (more…)


When cancer bites, we bite back. And now we have the t-shirts to prove it.

One of our very own TWB staffers recently underwent treatment for the cancer she thought was gone. In addition to thoughts and prayers along with words and deeds of support, we are inviting our extended community to join in the effort to help her through this difficult time.

We are making these special-edition t-shirts available to anyone who would like one in exchange for a minimum donation of $10.


Get To Know Our New Trainer And Some Dog Park Etiquette, Too

If you’re a doctor or a dentist or a mechanic, people probably ask you for free advice just about everywhere you go. “You’re a doctor? Like an MD? Great cause I’ve got this thing on my knee. Take a look!”

Same goes for dog trainers. As soon as someone learns you have multiple certifications and work with dogs, the personal inquiries start flying. “How do I keep my dog from chewing?” “What’s the best flea and tick medicine?” “Should I dog-proof my Volkswagen?”

In keeping with that great tradition, we’re going to introduce you to our new trainer, Laura Pieczynski, and then we’re going to hit her up with questions about taking our dogs to the dog park.

Ready? Great. First, meet Laura.

Laura started by training her own dogs. The basics like sit, stay and earning the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. (It’s the Eagle Scout badge of dog training, nbd.) (more…)