Jul
23

Top 5 lessons I learned from my dog

 

Kristen and Barlet, lessons I learned from my dogWhen I was nine years old, I desperately wanted my family to adopt a dog. I remember telling my parents that a pet would teach me responsibility. The truth was, I didn’t care about that part of the equation—but I was willing to try anything to get a puppy.

When our dog arrived, I had a lot to learn about caring for someone other than myself—and quickly.

Twenty years later, my husband I adopted our own dog, and I found myself looking at things a little differently. Watching my little Havanese, Bartlet, interact with the world, it occurred to me that I could learn a lot more than responsibility: I could learn how to live my life.

Here are the top five lessons I’ve learned from my dog:

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Jul
22

Dog horoscopes… What your canine’s sign really means

Canis Major illustration, dog astrologyOur dogs’ inner lives may sometimes mystify us—one day, he’s plucky; the next, he’s lost in thought. When a milk bone and a belly rub doesn’t cut it, why not turn to the sun, moon, and stars for answers? If you’re curious how your pooch’s astrological sign might reveal his hidden dreams, fears, and agendas, read on to explore our astral collection of dog horoscopes.

 

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Jul
22

Ask Amber: What is a Rover Meet & Greet?

Ask Amber, with dogWelcome to Ask Amber, our weekly Q&A installment with Amber, one of our most popular Rover sitters in Seattle. Every week, Amber will answer one of your questions about anything relating to dog sitting, dog care, the life of a Rover sitter, etc.

Do you have a question for Amber? Submit it in the comments!

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Jul
22

7 dog-themed music videos guaranteed to get your tail waggin’

Daily grind got you down? Looking for a doggie dance party to power you through the week? We’ve hand selected these dog-themed music videos to get you and your fluffy friend’s mojo working.

 

Ok Go: “White Knuckles”

Clever tricks and a catchy beat go together like peanut butter and, well, everything.

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Jul
21

A dog lover’s guide to showing and selling your home

Guest post by Tonya NelsonRedfin real estate agent

 

Pug on a couchMy pets have always been a part of my family, and I know that having these furry family members means living a little differently: surrounded by dog beds, cat trees, pet hair and even muddy paw prints. It works for me, but I also recognize that not everyone is as pet-friendly. This is especially true when it comes to home buyers. Even those who love their own pets don’t want to see or smell evidence of yours when they’re house hunting. Here are my top tips for selling a home when you have pets:

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