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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.


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 been able to welcome your best friends for eight years now. It doesn’t seem possible. But it does seem like a dream come-true.

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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 your dog is invited.

And while you’re off taking selfies with your besties, we’ll be here collecting party pics all day, every day. Hashtag tail wag.

But boarding fills up fast this time of year. So, if you’re out shopping online for the hotel with the best view and the highest thread count, don’t forget to make your dog’s reservation with us. Not to brag, but our amenities are right up there with just about any resort.

Let’s review. Padded floors, giant fans, pools (we already mentioned those) and posh sleeping quarters. With attentive staff onsite around the clock, you can be sure that party won’t stop. It may, however, pause briefly for the occasional nap.

Then, it’s back to mingling on the stationary cruise ship known as The S.S. Watering Bowl with ports in Brentwood, South County and the Dog Grove.

And this year, we have a brand new feature at the Dog Grove location to offer those who don’t have the opportunity to stay with us (namely, humans). Ask at the front desk about our Cage-Free Cameos. They’re custom one-minute videos featuring your dog that we will shoot, edit and upload to a YouTube link for your viewing pleasure while on your own Spring Break.

Just try not to get too jealous.

Cage-Free Cameos are $50 per video. And we’d suggest having one delivered halfway through your trip, so you can show off your dog to all the new friends you meet while you’re away.


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.

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The Parade Is Coming

Mardi Gras is coming to Soulard early this year. And that means the Beggin’ Pet Parade will, too.

Mark your calendar and join us:

Sunday, February 4, 2018

11:00 a.m.

12th and Allen

The parade takes off at 1:00 p.m., but registration begins at 10 a.m. The Watering Bowl crew will start gathering around noon. And we are hoping to bring as much of our cage-free canine community as we can to this event.

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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 maintain your promises to yourself, but it may include making resolutions that are achievable and also somewhat rewarding.

And if you haven’t completed your list for 2018, we would like to offer one you may expect from us. Play with your dog more often.

That’s it.

It doesn’t need to be scheduled for 45 minutes a day. You don’t have to weigh yourself before and after. And no one is going to hold you to it.

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Let Them Let It Out

You may have noticed some new advertising around town from your favorite cage-free canine community. It’s not a figment of your imagination.

It’s the latest in our ongoing efforts to woo you and your dog to one of our three locations in Brentwood, South County and the Dog Grove. And it stars our amazing clientele, front and center.

Every day, we get to witness these superstars showing off their athleticism, greeting their long-lost best friends and generally having the time of their lives. And you get to see the moments we capture and share through Facebook and Instagram.

But we wanted to show off the enthusiasm and attitude of The Watering Bowl to a wider audience.

Let It Out billboard

So, in the coming weeks, you’ll start to notice different breeds, sizes and hair lengths popping up all over. (more…)


Dogs Don’t Mind Homework

Butt Sniffers Academy is just like any other school, only it’s completely different. For example, the attendees of our four-legged institute of higher learning don’t seem to mind a little extra homework.

In fact, they thoroughly enjoy it.

That’s why the dean of BSA, Tracy Pritchard, devised a set flashcards to help students lock in their learning. However, despite Tracy’s best efforts, these dogs can’t actually read the flashcards themselves.

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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 the next time they came in, we responded aptly, “Indeed, they do have strong olfactory senses.”

“Well,” one of the Hoffmann Brothers replied after our reply, “you do such a great job of tending to all of their other senses, you may want to consider cleaning the air around them.”

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Dog-Friendly Stomping Grounds

We consider ourselves fortunate that our cage-free canine community is nestled within one of the most canine-friendly cities in the country. It’s been noted over and over again. And we can’t say we’re surprised.

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Free Training Evaluations

It’s bark-to-school time, and while you’re thinking about school supplies, haircuts and packing lunches, we thought we’d let you in on a special new program offered through Butt Sniffers Academy—another fine scholastic institution.

Free training evaluations are happening now with our dean, Tracy Pritchard.

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