Community science springs from the premise that anyone and everyone can think like a scientist. After all, at its most basic, scientific discovery is the result of a fundamental curiosity about the world and how it works. Scientists ask questions, make observations, design experiments, and collect data to answer our questions. You don’t need a PhD or a lab coat to make important contributions to the world’s body of knowledge. At the Dog Aging Project, we view the owners of enrolled dogs as key research partners. Our participants are the key to building an incredibly powerful dataset that will allow us to meet our scientific goals.