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Honoring a “Miracle” Dog: DogWatch’s 2019 Holiday Gift

In honor of the season of giving, we wanted to tell you about an organization that has truly made a difference in the lives of many animals, including one special “miracle” dog, in 2019.

This year, DogWatch Inc. is making a donation to Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s The Miracle Fund. Read post »

Jason Sotke and Koda the Saint Bernedoodle

DogWatch Dealer Donates Hidden Fence and Training for Police Officer’s New Puppy

Koda, a 7 month old Saint Bernedoodle from Michigan, is a bundle of puppy energy. He loves to play tug of war with his three (human) brothers, and practically somersaults with joy when he spots another dog nearby. Koda is very popular with his neighbors, but is not popular with all of their dogs (especially the older ones, who prefer a little peace and quiet). Koda’s family needed a solution to help him exercise that puppy energy while at the same time staying safe in his yard. Enter Derrick and Rachael Woiderski of DogWatch by K9 Keeper Fencing LLC.

Koda’s story was like many they had heard before from their customers, with one big difference. Koda’s father Jason Sotke, a Grand Rapids police officer, was seriously injured in the line of duty last October. During an arrest, Jason was knocked to the ground and suffered a spinal cord injury that left him temporarily paralyzed and required surgery. Read post »

Brighton Area Schools Pack of Dogs program service dogs and handlers with David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador

DogWatch Dealer Helps Train School Therapy Dogs with SideWalker Leash Trainers

This week, DogWatch Dealers Kathy and David Downey of DogWatch by Laughing Labrador donated 12 SideWalker® Leash Trainers to a unique public school therapy dog program in Brighton, Michigan to help improve the dogs’ leash walking behavior. The Downeys and DogWatch by Laughing Labrador installer Daniel Perez also hosted a hands-on training session with the therapy dogs and their handlers. Read post »

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A Holiday Gift From DogWatch

Happy Holidays from DogWatch Inc! In honor of the season of giving, we wanted to tell you about an organization that has truly made a difference in the lives of many animals and their families in 2018.

This year, DogWatch Inc. is making a donation to North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG), a non-profit organization in Butte County, California that assists in sheltering and evacuation of animals during a disaster.

NVADG relies on volunteers, including veterinarians, vet techs, firefighters, animal control officers and others. These dedicated individuals have been working tirelessly since early November to rescue, rehabilitate and temporarily house animals impacted by the Camp Fire, the most devastating fire in California history.

We appreciate and value the work of this important organization.

May your holidays be filled with peace, good health and happy pets!

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The DogWatch/EMARC Partnership

We want to introduce you to some of our valued DogWatch team members. At our headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, DogWatch Inc. employs individuals with disabilities from the the ARC of Eastern Middlesex (EMARC) as part of our DogWatch team. We depend on them for preparing product packages that we ship from our headquarters to our DogWatch Dealers across the country and around the world. Read post »

Service dogs in training - Photo courtesy of America's VetDogs

DogWatch Meets Our Sponsored Service Dog

As we announced earlier this year, DogWatch Inc. is sponsoring a service-dog-in-training with America’s VetDogs. DogWatch’s sponsorship helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with final training for one dog on its way to becoming a working service dog.

Last month, the DogWatch Corporate team had the truly inspirational opportunity to witness the graduation ceremony for “our” dog, Reka, and the veteran with whom she was matched. Read post »

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Happy Holidays from DogWatch!

May your holidays be filled with peace, good health and happy dogs (and cats)!

This holiday season, DogWatch Inc. is giving a special gift of sponsoring a service-dog-in-training with America’s VetDogs. This sponsorship helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with final training for one dog on their way to becoming a working guide/service dog.

The America’s VetDogs assistance dog programs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities. All of these services are provided at no cost to the individual.

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