General Dog Aging Project

General Dog Aging Project

The American Dog Society is happy to announce that we are in partnership with the Dog Aging Project! This research project is designed to determine factors that may increase the quality and quantity of dog’s lives. Thousands of dogs are already enrolled from the comfort of their homes, and all dog parents must do is complete a few surveys. The American Dog Society asks that you consider registering your furry friend to help improve the lives of thousands of dogs in the future. More information about the research project can be found below.

The Dog Aging Project is a study of healthy aging in companion dogs led by scientists and veterinarians at the University of Washington and Texas A&M University. This team partners with multiple universities and private veterinary practices. The project is funded by the National Institute on Aging (a part of the National Institutes of Health) and private donors. This multi-institution research project centers on two fundamental goals: understanding how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging and intervening to increase health span.

The Dog Aging Project invites dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes, and health conditions to join this ambitious canine health study. Enrolled dogs remain at home with their families throughout the study. Participants complete surveys about health, environment, and life experiences of there dog and provide veterinary records when possible. Surveys are updated annually, giving researchers lifelong data for each dog.

The study needs more participants, so if you have a dog in your home, please consider enrolling your pet. It’s a great way to contribute to the scientific knowledge about canine health and aging.

You can nominate your dog at Also, visit the Dog Aging Project on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or TikTok(@dogagingproject) to learn more. Visit the Dog Aging Project resources library to find flyers, social media posts, and more to help spread the word. More dogs (and more data!) will help us understand how our canine friends can live longer, healthier lives.