Aug
1

This week’s #Roverdotcom dogs of Instagram

Bulldog - dogs of instagramWelcome to this week’s fun-filled digest of the #roverdotcom dogs 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 toweling off, chowing down, and peering up.

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!

Continue reading

Jul
31

Recognizing animal cruelty, and what to do about it

As dog lovers, it’s a topic that saddens and enrages us more than almost anything else: animal cruelty. Most of us would leap at the chance to help a neglected or abused animal, but when the pet belongs to someone else, it feels like there’s little we can do besides stand by helplessly. In fact, there are steps you can take to help spot and stop animal cruelty.

Continue reading

Jul
31

9 hot tips for taking your dog to the beach

It’s a long hot summer and many of us canine loving humans are excited to bring our dogs to the beach! I’d like to help you provide a fun and safe beach day for your dog. Whether your favorite beach is around Seattle, on the Pacific, or by a lake, read on to learn what to keep in mind before hitting the sand. Here are the summer’s hottest tips for taking your dog to the beach.

 

Continue reading

Jul
31

Top 10 dog books: Essential summer reading for dog lovers

Summertime with a dog is magical. Longer days mean more time to spend outside doing all your favorite warm weather activities. Even if you don’t have summer vacation stretching out before you, time feels slowed down. There’s no better season to lounge in the sun with your four-legged best friend and catch up on the reading that seems to escape you during the rest of the year.

Whether you prefer a tearjerker, a training guide, a hard-boiled detective story, or a quick comic read, the following summer reading list for dog lovers will have something to hold your interest—and maybe even your dog’s. Grab some sunscreen and a fresh bowl of water, and hit the beach (or just your backyard) with these summer reads for dog lovers.

Continue reading

Jul
30

Behind the beard: the schnauzer personality

Serious schnauzer - schnauzer personality

Why so serious? Wikipedia/Ron Armstrong

Throughout times and cultures, a well-kept beard has been associated with wisdom, strength, sober-mindedness—even elevated social status. It may hide a pleasant disposition or make you assume someone is dour.

Whatever your preconceived notions of bearded gentlemen, don’t automatically ascribe these traits when the bearded face in question belongs to a four-legged friend. If you can’t see behind the beard, you might misjudge the schnauzer temperament. Read on to undercover the complex schnauzer personality.

 

 

Continue reading