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Every Dog Has a Story

If you have visited Dog Watch Cafe, it is likely that you have met a chocolate lab mix named Rosie. It's also likely that you saw her either blocking the restaurant entrance or right outside the kitchen waiting faithfully for Dave… and some bacon, of course.

Many don't know that Rosie was a Hurricane Katrina rescue pup. Rosie was saved from a rooftop and moved to her fur-ever home here in Stonington, CT. We said goodbye to Rosie in April 2018 but her presence stays with us.

As a thank you to all that Rosie brought to our lives and a thank you to the love and joy we receive from all of our four-legged friends, we decided to create Rooftop Rosie Fund.

The Rooftop Rosie Fund was created to help rebuild the lives of dogs left helpless in kill shelters and those caught up in the devastation of natural disasters. Donations from this fund are made to rescue organizations. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Rooftop Rosie products and 15% of the net proceeds from all other Dog Watch Cafe merchandise go to the Rooftop Rosie Fund.