Marion Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S. is a nationwide program to help dads and other father figures to participate with their children in their own schools. The Watch D.O.G.S. program was created in 1998, and has been implemented in over 6,000 schools nationwide.


To participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. program at Marion Elementary, you will need to do the following:

  1. Complete an Allen ISD background check to participate. This can take up to two weeks, and must be complete before the date of your Watch D.O.G.S. shift.
  2. Pick your Watch D.O.G.S. date here. You can now sign up for a full day or a half day shift either in the morning or afternoon.
  3. Purchase a Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt. There are short-sleeved and long-sleeved versions available, and all prices and shipping information is available online.
  4. On the date of your Watch D.O.G.S. shift, please arrive at the school by 7:20 and check in with front desk. For afternoon shifts, show up at 12:50 and check in with the front desk.

When signing up for Watch D.O.G.S. shifts, please limit your sign-ups to a maximum of one per semester (once in the fall, and once in the spring). Since there are a limited number of days available, we want to ensure that all potential Watch DOGS have the opportunity to serve. Follow this  to sign up for a shift.


If you are looking for a mini Watch DOG opportunity, sign up for "Watch DOG Wednesdays" and serve for just 20 minutes in the morning. Help start a FUN & POSITIVE start to the day for our Marion Mavericks! Open car doors, wave and greet families as they drive up, and high five students as they walk into the school. Sign up here and wear your Watch DOGS shirt when you come! There will be up to 5 slots available for each Wednesday, so the more the merrier!


For those who are new to the Watch D.O.G.S. program, check out this quick guide on how to plan for and what to expect on your first Watch D.O.G.S. shift.


For more information, please contact: Jeremy Dalluge, Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator, at