Oct
20

Don’t Miss This Month’s Top Rover Instagram Photos

Rover dogs of Instagram

Welcome to this month’s fun-filled digest of the #Roverdotcom dogs of Instagram! Every month, dog lovers from coast to coast share their favorite Rover dogs with #Roverdotcom—and then we pick the best of the best for you.

Get a sneak peek into all the fun our Instagram dogs are having with their sitters by checking out these cute dog photos.

Want your photo to be featured on the #Roverdotcom dogs of Instagram? Just Instagram your stay photos with hashtag #Roverdotcom. We’ll select our favorites each week!

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Oct
20

7 Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Dog in vampire costume - Halloween pet safety
Flickr/geckoam

So you’re all dialed in for the perfect Halloween: you’ve scored the motherload of Jolly Ranchers and Kit Kats, carved a jack-o-lantern that is nothing short of a masterpiece, and nabbed the slickest costume for your four legged friend.

At its core, Halloween is all about thrills and chills—but when it comes to pet safety, we prefer to keep things horror-free. Read on for everything you’ll need to know about Halloween pet safety and how to keep things from escalating to a scene straight out of Cujo.

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Oct
17

5 Fantastic Fall Dog Events in Los Angeles

Bulldog in a boa - Los Angeles dog events
Flickr/Eddy Van 3000

Los Angeles…it’s the land of glitz and glamour, and come every autumn, the city offers a bevy of opportunities for your dog to strut their paws and truly shine. So hide that bag of Snickers you picked up for trick-or-treaters and bust out your buddy’s fiercest get-up, because we’ve rounded up five awesome Halloween paw-tys you two can hit together.

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Oct
17

True Story: My Dog Sensed an Earthquake—Could Yours?

alert-dog
Flickr/Tiffany Joyce

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the most destructive earthquake in the Bay Area since the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

Just moments before game three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, fans were thrown from their seats at Candlestick Park and the world watched in shock as San Francisco shook for 15 long seconds and then watched as it crumbled—live on national television.

The 6.9 quake brought San Francisco to it’s knees. 63 people perished, a section of the Bay Bridge fell, homes in the Marina district went up in flames, Monterey Bay saw a tsunami, and several of the Bay Area’s major freeways suffered catastrophic failures.

But in the minutes before this devastation began, in homes across the Bay Area, dogs started barking, scratching, and fleeing their yards. With increased reports of strange canine behavior, scientists began to wonder: Can dogs sense earthquakes?

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Oct
16

Who Wore It Better: Dog Costume Edition

police dog halloween costumeAlert the Fashion Police! Dogs everywhere are shocked and appalled by rampant Halloween dog costume copycat-ism.

As is traditional, we present you with a walk-off to determine democratically which dog wore it better.

I know, I know, it’s so tempting to just choose your favorite dog breeds, but try your best to be non-breed-partisan and give all the models a chance to win your heart.

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