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WatchDOGS Program

In 2015, we brought the WatchDOG Dads program to Cabrillo Elementary and the response has been amazing!  Teachers and school staff have enjoyed the extra set of hands on campus.  We all love the energy and enthusiasm our dads bring with them. These role models make a big difference.

What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

The Watch D.O.G.S. program is affiliated with WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) Across America.  To read more, go to Fathers.Com.  The purpose of the program is simple - to bring more male volunteers into our schools.  WatchDOGS are fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in our school.

What do WatchDOGS do (while they are at school)?

On the day of their participation, WatchDOG dads are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt or a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as a WatchDOG. During the day, WatchDOG dads patrol the school entrances and hallways and assist with traffic flow. They volunteer in classrooms, work with small groups of students, help teachers with specials projects and many other things. WatchDOG dads hang out in the cafeteria with the students, enjoy lunch with their own children, and spend time at the playground where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. You may even find them joining in on a game of basketball or soccer.    


Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying.


Please visit All About WATCH D.O.G.S. for additional information.



To sign up for the WATCH DOG Dad Program please click on the following link

WatchDOG Sign Up

We look forward to seeing you at Cabrillo!


D.O.G.S Store

What is the DOGSTORE?

The DOGSTORE is a 24/7 online ordering center for parents and WatchDog dads to shop for their favorite WATCH D.O.G.S. products. 

See the instructions below to get started:

  • First, please go the DOGSTORE and create an account
  • If needed, see the step-by-step instructions for WatchDOGS to setup a personal account for themselves and family
  • Orders placed via the DOGSTORE must be paid with a credit card or PayPal at the time of order.