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The Scoop

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.


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…)

Wanna Race?

For the third year in a row, we are proud to present the Macklind Dog Mile. The event is Saturday, June 30th, and it starts at Macklind (go figure) and Sublette.

It’s all down hill from there, as they say.

Well, pretty much. The course drops 73 feet in elevation over one mile, which has earned this race the informal title of “the fastest mile.” So, whether you’re an avid runner or a jogger who keeps putting off actually jogging, it’s very accessible.

And to make it even more so, there are six race events throughout the morning, the third of which is The Dog Mile, starting at 8:45am.

That’s us! (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 reading this. Nevertheless, it doesn’t get any better than filling a pool full of water that is about to become a pool full of dogs.

But it’s not just about having fun. The pools serve a very practical purpose of keeping the dogs cool when they come stay with us. And we encourage you to keep a close eye on your dog as they play outside when they’re not here with us.