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 4,704 schools in 46 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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Redondo Beach launches WATCH D.O.G.S. program to put dads in the classroom

On a typical Thursday at Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach, parent Pete Huh is most popular guy in school….
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WATCH D.O.G.S. program starts at local elementary school

Rodney Spinner was one of 160 people who came out for the “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” on Tuesday to…
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Heroes in the Hallways at Watson Elementary in Hastings

They aren’t security guards. They’re Watch DOGS; father figures volunteering their time at least one day a year, motivating students…
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