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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.

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. They know every single dog’s name. Seriously, feel free to issue a pop quiz. They show up early. They clean up . . . stuff. And they do it all with love.

We’re always looking to add more team members. And we invite you to share this posting or job application page with anyone who might be qualified or interested. (more…)

The $1,000 Hangover

This year’s hangover contest is nothing to sleep through. This year’s winner will collect $500 for themselves and $500 for their rescue of choice. We’re not math magicians over here, but our calculation comes out to roughly $1,000 for the winning hangover.

For those who are unfamiliar with the doggy hangover phenomenon, it’s how we describe the residual effect of a full day of play at The Watering Bowl.

Your dog gets to drift off into a whimsical dream state full of wonderful recent memories. And you get to enjoy a little quality couch time with a much more docile version of your best bud. So you pretty much get two days of daycare for the price of one. (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 Dog Care reflect our passion to provide the best doggy daycare, boarding, training and general health and wellbeing for your dog.

So, without further ado and minus the red carpet banter, we proudly present the TWB Staff Awards for growth, support and leadership.

The envelope, please. (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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.