Jul
24

Rescue dog makeovers: Spiffing up abandoned pups 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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Jul
24

Are pugs taking over the internet?

They’re in our homes, our parks, our hearts—and recently, pugs have been popping up everywhere online. Are those irresistible smushed up faces hiding a secret plan to take over just the internet or possibly the entire world?

 

Exhibit A: Puglet Kickstarter campaign

 

“What a piece of work is Pug! How noble in reason! How infinite in wrinkles! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like a snoring angel! In gaseous emission how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!”

- Shakespeare  Hamlet  Puglet  Act II, Sc II

Pug Hamlet Kickstarter

Puglet!

Kevin Broccoli’s Puglet Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to produce the first stage production of Hamlet using an all pug cast.

Pledge rewards start with tickets to the production, include a chance to meet and play with the cast members, and feature the ultimate reward: a walk-on role as the only human among pugs!

The campaign runs until August 6th and has raised $1,222 towards its goal of $5,000 in pledges to put on the play.

 

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Jul
23

Top 10 reasons dogs love Rover

Hey dogs: we know you love your people, but sometimes you just need to get away from it all. When you send your family out of town, you want to settle into a comfy home with some new friends and be a dog. At Rover, we totally get it.

We polled some canine guests about their recent stays and compiled their stories. Here they are: the top ten reasons dogs love Rover for their vacations.
Occupy Couch - dogs love rover

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Jul
23

Does the dog die? The spoiler alert every dog lover needs

Spoiler alert: scroll over for answers to the question, “Does the dog die?” Some movie spoilers follow.

Does the dog die?

I Am Legend Dog - Does the Dog Die

Run, Rover, Run! From Godzilla (2014)

Whether by fire, water, or sharknado, danger threatens many of our favorite canine movie pals. Terrified humans race down the street seeking safety… but wait—between the shifting masses, on all fours, a determined dog scampers by. Will this camera-ready canine find shelter, or serve as a heart wrenching tear jerker? In other words, does the dog die?

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