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A Message on Dog Massage from Denise Theobald

Humans are familiar with the physical and mental joys of massage and dogs stand to gain just as much from it as humans do! In this Q&A, Denise Theobald from Canis Bodyworks, shared over 20 years of canine massage experience with Rover-Time's readers.


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How Liz Farina Markel Captures Life: An Interview with Tipping Point Photography

Rover-Time had the pleasure of sitting down with Liz Farina Markel of Tipping Point Photography to chat about her work, her take on dog photography, and the way she’s able to capture such rich personality and authenticity in her photos. As a pet parent, Liz approaches her canine subjects with an incredible amount of patience and understanding. That helps her to capture remarkably authentic photos of man’s best friend.


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Team Rover-Time Interview With Zoe Sjogerman

We are a team of vetted and experienced pet professionals focused on providing a high standard of care for your pets. Rover-Time’s blog is excited to begin featuring different employees in a Q&A format brought to you by our Lincoln Square staffer, Kirby. Today she’ll interview Zoe Sjogerman, who’s worked for Rover-Time for over two years! Meet Zoe Sjogerman, our Albany Park manager who shares her passion for animals, acting, and podcasts.


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Dishin’ with the DIY Dog Mom: How to Navigate Holistic Healthcare for Your Dog

We were first introduced to The DIY Dog Mom, Alicia Boemi through her amazing Instagram account. Scrolling through Alicia’s profile, you’ll find an adorable collection of happy smiling pups living their very best lives. A local Chicagoan with an incredible pack of pups, The DIY Dog Mom shares what …


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Business Spotlight: 10 Questions with Yvonne Feeney from Anything is Pawzible

While the idea of dog training goes hand-in-hand with puppyhood, dogs and humans of any age can benefit from the professional advice and guidance of a certified dog trainer. As total dog nerds here at Rover-Time, we’re always eager for the chance to learn more about canine behavior and the science that goes into dog training. I’ve recently had the opportunity to explore this firsthand with the adoption of my dog, Gretchen. When it became apparent that Gretchen had some tendencies towards leash reactivity, her rescue organization, One Tail at a Time, linked me with certified dog trainer and behavior specialist, Yvonne Feeney.


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Three Things To Know About Working At Rover-Time

While I’ve personally witnessed the company grow and shift in new directions over the last few years, one thing has always stood true has been the company’s dedication to its walkers. These stellar individuals sincerely make everything possible. They’re always ready to care for our customer’s pets like they were their own and without them, there would be no Rover-Time. In order to maintain an all-star team of caretakers, you have to take care of them like all-stars.


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Reasons Why You Should Choose A Premium Pet Care Service

Rover-Time’s rates represent more than just a walk. We uphold a principle of doing no harm. It’s our job to deliver skillful, safe, conscientious, and compassionate care to all animals entrusted to us so they return home safely.


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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Life With A Service Dog

We all know dogs to be smart and capable creatures. Masters of timeless classics such as “Sit”, “Shake”, and “Roll Over”, canines have proven their resourcefulness and adaptability time and time again. But did you know some dogs can be trained to detect, and help their owners through, certain fluctuations in physical and mental health?


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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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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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