Jul
25

So your dog is a Chicago sports fan…

Your dog was by your side for every Blackhawks game this season, hoping for a Stanley Cup repeat. He was there throughout the less than ideal 2013 Bears season and had an opinion on the McCown vs. Cutler quarterback controversy. Fido is as excited as you are about the Cubs potential this season with their crop of incredible young hitting talent. Or, if you and your pup are White Sox fans, rookie Jose Abreu is what it’s all about this season. Your dog keeps telling people that he’s arguably the best hitter in the league, and you’d have to agree. Your dog feels cautiously optimistic about the Bulls signing Gasol, but of course, he wanted Melo like the rest of us. Through all the ups and downs, your dog is by your side, as loyal a fan as he is a companion.

When your dog is as big of a Chicago sports fan as you are, he deserves fan gear as good as yours. Without further ado, the best Chicago fan gear for your dog…

Chicago Bulls dog jersey1. Chicago Bulls Jersey – $14.99

This jersey has an incredibly authentic look and feel. If your dog was a just a little bit taller, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was mistaken for a player in this jersey.

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Jul
25

Is my dog laughing at me? Decoding dog emotions

Ever get the feeling your dog’s disappointed in you? Maybe you ignored him for a moment to scratch a pal’s pet, or chose a night on the town over an evening playing fetch. It turns out there’s a chance your dog does, indeed, feel jealous. In a recent article, the New York Times explored the possibility that dogs experience jealousy. If the science behind dog jealousy leaves you wondering about your canine’s emotional range, read on to explore your dog’s rich inner life.

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Jul
25

This week’s #Roverdotcom dogs of Instagram

Dog family portrait - Rover dogs of instagramWelcome to this week’s fun-filled digest of the #roverdotcom dogs (… and turtles?) of Instagram! You can get a peek into all the fun Rover dogs are having with their sitters.

This week’s photos feature Rover dogs beating the heat, getting muddy, and cheesin’ for the camera.

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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Jul
24

Rescue dog makeovers: Spiffing up abandoned dogs to help find them homes

I’m a rescue junkie.

My own dog, Lucy Lunchbox, is an alumna of Ruff House Rescue here in New York, an organization I now volunteer for by taking in foster dogs and completing home visits for potential adopters. I advocate rescue to friends and family considering a pet. I participate in Rover’s Sit a Dog, Save a Life program by donating a portion of my sitter earnings to rescue organizations.

And, of course, I love rescue dog videos.

My current favorite genre is the “rescue dog makeover.” There’s something totally moving about volunteers giving a neglected or abused dog the care he’s been lacking for so long—care that often leads to the dog’s successful adoption.

See for yourself in this video of Charlie’s makeover:

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Jul
24

Make it a dog-friendly Seattle summer with these outdoor events

Dog on a boat - dog-friendly Seattle summer eventsSeattleites live for sunny days—and we love including our canine friends. We’ve put together a list of the best dog-friendly Seattle summer events so you can enjoy the sunshine with your favorite pooch at your side.

 

 

 

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