Oct
25

A Cool Robot to Play with Your Pet? Yes, Please

Pawly with a dog

Meet Pawly—an amazing robot that’ll play with your pet while you’re out of the house. Oh, did we mention it has a high-def camera and mic so you can talk to your dog from across the world? That’s right—the future is here, and it looks like this:

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Oct
24

Avoid Scary Stays on Halloween

Dog dressed as a pumpkin
Flickr/Nathan Rupert

 

Hosting canine guests over Halloween weekend? This time of ghosts and ghouls can cause anxiety leading to problem behaviors, especially for pets that are just settling in with a new sitter. Follow these five tips to make sure that your stay is a treat, visiting dogs don’t get away with any tricks, and most importantly, fun doesn’t turn to real fear!

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Oct
24

This Dog Has No Idea What She’s Doing

Bailey at the computer
Instagram/goldenretrieverbailey

 

Recognize her? It’s Bailey, the golden retriever who has no idea what she’s doing. She may be clueless, but Bailey has achieved major internet celebrity thanks to keeping a happy face in even in the most ridiculous scenarios.

In an internet filled with adorable, photogenic dogs, Bailey is coming out on top. Maybe it’s because we’ve all been there—shuffling into a too-cool dance party or faking our way through a meeting that’s over our heads. Do any of us really know what we’re doing? People identify with Bailey—and Bailey gives the people what they want. (The people want more cute dog photos. Obviously.)

Rover.com sat down with Bailey (and her parent, John) to learn how this golden retriever achieved internet fame and glory.

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Oct
24

The 5 Stages of Bathing Your Dog

corgi bath funSome love it, some fear it, and all must face it one day…

Bath time.

Whether your dog is part cat or part otter, you’ll probably visit these five stages of bath acceptance. Baths and the feelings associated with them are perfectly natural and a part of life.

We’ll be here for you in solidarity—through thick and thin, in tomato juice or creme rinse.

These 20 GIFs will walk you through some typical feelings and reactions you and your dog may experience due to an impending bath, from denial to acceptance.

Let’s share those feelings together. In this safe space.

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Oct
23

Where Do Small Dogs Come From?

Tiny pug - where did small dogs come from?
Flickr/Josiah Gordon

Dog lovers are lucky: our canine companions come in an astonishing array of shapes and sizes. Many are small, suitable for an urban lifestyle or even fitting in our purse! The question is: why?

Dogs have the widest range of sizes of any mammal. Why do they enjoy this variation— particularly the dear, diminutive dogs that tug at our heartstrings?

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