Participate in the Dog Aging Project

Join the largest canine health study in the world and help dogs live longer, healthier lives!

Dogs of all ages are welcome at the Dog Aging Project, but we can learn the most from dogs who are enrolled as puppies. This is a longitudinal research study. That means we follow dogs through their entire lifetime, starting from as young an age as possible. Our goal is to identify factors that maximize healthy longevity and help future generations of dogs live the best lives possible.

Together we can:

  • Understand how biology, lifestyle, and environment influence aging
  • Intervene to increase health span, the period of life spent in good health

Join at-home research activities:

  • Nominate your dog at
  • Complete surveys about canine health, diet, behavior, and more
  • Upload your dog’s electronic medical records
  • Engage your dog in at-home behavioral assessments
  • Help study the genetics and physiology of aging from your own home
  • Connect with others in a private, online community of fellow dog lovers

The Dog Aging Project is a non-profit, academic research study funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, and other partners. We don’t sell products or data. All of our canine participants live and play at home with their families.