WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety

As a program of the National Center for Fathering, we have more than 5,148 registered schools in 47 states that participate in the WATCH D.O.G.S. program, in addition to participation in China, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados.

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

WATCH D.O.G.S. In the News

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WATCH D.O.G.S. on duty at growing number of Hannibal schools

“When they’re in the building, they’re kind of rock stars.” Top DOG for Veterans Elementary School Clay Biggs said WATCH…
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WatchDOGS watching over Eugene Field

The WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is an educational initiative created by the National Center for Fathering. Eugene…
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Heritage Trail program looks to boost presence of male role models

Heritage Trail Elementary School has started a new program to have dads, uncles or grandfathers play a role in school-hours…
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We have updated our ordering process; approved schools now have the option to pay with a credit card or order by invoice at checkout on the DOGSTORE.

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