Really cool, really well made things for you and your pup!

Hunting Season on the Cape - What you need to know

It’s here – hunting season on Cape Cod.  And if you didn’t think hunting was a big sport on Cape Cod, think again.  Ask around and numerous dog owners will recount close encounters with hunters while out for what they expected to be a carefree hike in the woods. Ashley (Hot Digs co-owner who most of you know) recounts walking young Coop in the woods a few years back and meeting a hunter. “Good thing you had an orange collar on the big brown one (dog)”, he said. “I would have...

Bathing 101

It’s an epic battle: washing our dog in the bathroom tub (or worse, shower stall).  Our dog may end up on the winning end of clean, but we and our bathroom end up on the downside of dirty.

That’s exactly why we opened the Hot Diggity Dog Wash. Our self-serve stations – with elevated stainless steel tubs, a comfy 92 degree pre-set stream of water, natural shampoos and most importantly, no mess to clean – make bathing a breeze.  And of course you know how to wash a dog, but there are a few things...

Back to School...Not just for the kids!

The lazy days of summer will soon be replaced by harried schedules, frantic mornings and car pools to soccer practice. After spending all summer frolicking with the fam, the new schedule might leave your pup confused and lonely. Help get him settled into the new school year with some gear we picked just for him! 

Treat Maze

Keep Him Busy

Keep his mind, his paws and his choppers busy with this interactive game!  Drop treats into the top of the game and let him work to get them out.  The Treat Maze wobbles, rocks and spins,...

Dog Days of Summer Dips!

When the mercury rises, we’re not the only ones who feel the burn. Yeah, we could use this post to remind you of the important things you can do to keep your dog healthy in the heat (plenty of water, no hot cars, watch for hot sidewalks that can scorch paws, etc.) but you guys are responsible pet owners who already KNOW that. And since no dog wants to spend all summer just sitting around in the AC, we went in search of some watering holes where dogs can actually take a dip! 

Here’s a...

Summer Reading List


One of our favorite things about summer is kicking back on the beach with a great read!  And we love ourselves a good book about dogs…you know, the one that makes you laugh, makes you cry, reminds you that you don’t have the only dog who can steal a hamburger off the table in a nanosecond!  We polled our staff and came up with some of our all-time favorite canine tales!

Nicole’s Pic: Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote

Merle and his unwavering relationship with his owner stole...

Unleashed in Dennis

Our favorite two words at The Digs are Dogs Allowed! With that as our mission, we took off with co-pilot Peyton, a local Bernese Mountain Dog, to check out some of the dog-friendly hot spots in Dennis.

First stop, Fresh Pond Dog Park. This little gem of a dog park right off Route 134 (between Upper County and Rt. 28) was a perfect start. Peyt made some new pals in one of the two fenced-in, sandy enclosures (one yard is big and one is small, presumably for big and small dogs, but there was a nice mix in each). The...

Hot Diggity Challenge!


Hot Diggity is joining forces with the MSPCA to create a great new space for dogs awaiting their forever homes. And boy do they need it!

Ashley and I visited Laura, the Campaign Director of the Cape Cod MSPCA and were suddenly made aware of how desperately this location needs an upgrade. On the one hand, it was pretty awesome (and quite evident) that the majority of the money donated to the MSPCA goes directly to the care of the animals. On the other, we saw how the animals...

MSPCA's Campaign for Cape Cod

In October 2014, the MSPCA launched the $5 million Campaign for Cape Cod to build and endow a new Animal Care and Adoption Center on our property in Centerville. To date the Campaign has raised more than $2.36 million in gifts and pledges (from 250 donors) and they anticipate a ground breaking early in the Fall of 2016! The continued support of the community is vital to the future of the MSPCA.

Every dollar raised in the community stays in the community and serves the people and animals of Cape Cod....

Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers


A HUGE thank you to Dr. Gayle Watkins (breeder of Trix and Ripple) for allowing us to share her words and research. She is dedicated to the advancement of the health and wellness in Goldens and is doing incredible things in the world of dogs. You can read about Gayle and see the work she does at Avidog University, Canine Health Events and at Gaylans Goldens 

An essential part of owning a golden retriever is annual eye exams for a lifetime. It doesn’t matter if that dog comes from...

Calling All Canine Criminals!


This is Trix from Brewster thriving on the raw diet from Hot Diggity!

 The BIGGEST bummer about not being in the stores is I miss out on seeing all my favorite four-legged friends. The next best thing to seeing them in person is to at least see some of them in action. What have your pups been up to? I miss them!

We think it's time to add some new faces to our Mug Shot...