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5 Awesome Ways You Can Help Chicago’s Dog Rescue Community

Whether you are a doting pet parent or just a regular fan of any and all Chicagoland dogs, seeing a report like that can really tug at the heartstrings. The efforts of no-kill shelters and spay + neuter programs have gone a long way to cut down on euthanization in this city, however, we still have much further to go. Are you looking for a way to help support these efforts, but not sure where to start? We’re happy to lend a paw with a few ideas!


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The Most Important Question to Ask When Hiring a Dog Walker

Hiring a dog walker to break up your pup’s day is an important decision you shouldn’t take lightly. In this day and age of online, on-demand dog walking it’s worrisome to see dogs picked up by strangers with little knowledge of canine safety and little or no professional dog walking experience. But another popular option Chicago dog owners lean towards are the super small, “pop up” companies of one or two dog fans that actually aren’t running their business legally.


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Happy 6th Birthday, Rover-Time

Six years ago I launched Rover-Time's first website. It helped me find four dog walking customers that I serviced while juggling my "bridge job". By March, that same year, I finally gave notice and became my own boss.

So, the first quarter of every year, has always been a time of celebration for me so this list of 2017's most brilliant moments and our supply drive will be how I mark our 6th birthday. Enjoy.


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12 Days of Chauncey: The Wrap Up

Over the last several weeks, Chauncey, Rover-Time's mascot, pulled out his administrative skills to share his most sincere holiday wishes. He hasn’t done this since 2013, so we entertained the idea and brought back his Twelve Days of Christmas contribution to our blog.

Now that it's concluded, we'd love to share one last post to wrap up all the joy. And demands.


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12 Days of Chauncey: Super Mega Space Heater

Today marks Day 1 of CBV’s 12 Days of Chauncey countdown. Thank you so much for following along on this crazy ride he’s taken us on. We’re actually surprised his holiday wishlist wasn’t completely comprised of this single item.


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12 Days of CBV: Become Famous on Instagram

CBV, Chicago's best Chihuahua Terrier, makes his third big holiday ask. He wants to be as Instagram famous as Queen Beyoncé.


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12 Days of CBV: A Rover-Time Birthday Box

My Chihuahua Terrier is still at it with his cheerful holiday demands. So far I've been impressed with his thoughtful asks: just a few million treats, some greenery to help a good cause, 1:1 time with Santa... looks like today is just wants a birthday celebration in his honor.


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12 Days of CBV: One Million Treats from Ava’s Pet Palace

Today, we’re sharing Chauncey’s sixth deepest desire for this year’s holiday season. He’d like to be showered with treats from Ava's Pet Palace. And he'd like you, our dear reader, to consider bringing some of these home for your own dog because all dogs should try these.


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12 Days of CBV: Photos With Santa

The other day I sat down to get some work done for Rover-Time and found a poorly spelled list on the screen. Chauncey, my dog, pulled out his administrative skills once again to share his most sincere holiday wishes. He hasn’t done this since 2013, so I’m entertaining the idea and bringing back his Twelve Days of Christmas contribution to our blog.

Over the next couple of weeks leading up to the winter holiday, we’ll share his twelve must haves. Enjoy.


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Does Having a Kid Make You Love Your Dog Less?

Does having a kid make you love your dog less? The short answer: no.


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Should Your Dog Be Allowed to Say No?

Should your dog be allowed to say no? In a word: yes.


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What’s a Walk For?

Is there any activity more closely associated with dog ownership, especially urban dog ownership, than walkies? If new dog owners go in knowing nothing else, they have already had it hammered into them that they must walk their dog religiously.

This might seem like a funny thing to question in a blog for a dog-walking company, but: why?


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12 Days of CBV: Become a Chef

Earlier this week Chauncey wished for a birthday party. Tuesday it was internet fame. Today’s wish is -- well -- a little out there. Enjoy Day 2 of Chauncey and his amazing holiday countdown.


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12 Days of CBV: Self-Care Day at Jameson Loves Danger

My Chihuahua Terrier is still at it with his cheerful holiday demands. Looks like today's wish is for a shopping day at his favorite dog food and supply shop in Andersonville.


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