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June’s Obsession

Rover-Time loves SitStayRead. Founded in 2003, SitStayRead improves a child’s reading fluency, makes reading fun and inspiring children to become lifelong learners. By improving literacy skills and fostering a love of learning, SitStayRead serves at-risk children from Chicago Public Schools and communities and strives to close the education gap.  SitStayRead was co-founded by MaryEllen Schneider & …


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Mark Barks On Dog-Grandparents

My parents are very patient people. They’ve never been ones to hint about grandchildren, even though they love kids and anyone who knows them know that they will be really great grandparents. Even now that I’m married, there’s never been a hint of pressure. I think I’ve gotten more questions about whether Julia and I plan on having …


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A Peanut Heads to the Beach

I believe humans underestimate how happy a good life makes us. Things get so busy sometimes for you all, and the worries you guys feel we feel with you. So it’s nice to take time to just be a dog. Recently I got out for Julia’s Swim Club. I know you’re reading this thinking I’m just a Dachshund, …


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May’s Obsession

Rover-Time loves Chicago Canine Concierge. And not because we’re part of their extensive network of pet service providers but because its owner, Tracey Gold is an inspiration! Tracey works her tail off (no pun intended) to connect with the best pet care services, providers, and products in Chicago and throughout the suburbs. She does all the …


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Mark Barks On Becoming a New Dog Owner

Things I learned on my first trip to the vet with Chauncey: Although Chauncey’s are in very good shape, dogs his size often have problems with their knees and elbows Dogs have elbows All dogs should be on preventative heart worm medication and flea & tick medicine Dog medicine is not cheap Carrying a dog’s stool sample in …


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Lila Moves to Chicago

Hello. My name is Lila and Julia likes to call me her baby Ewok. I’m very soft and fluffy, I’m single but flirting, and I’m a picky eater. Julia & I have an interesting roommate-like relationship. Currently, I live with Julia and Mark two nights a week, sometimes longer, every week when my Mom travels for work.


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April’s Obsession

Rover-Time loves Integrative Pet Care. This incredible clinic is changing the lives of many animals with rehabilitation, canine hydrotherapy, and holistic wellness. Each year the center helps nearly 1,000 pets recover from injury or surgery, while helping to manage their pain and prevent future occurrences by integrating traditional and holistic veterinary methods. The facility features state-of-the-art therapeutic …


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Maintaining Happiness

This winter of spring weather has certainly helped keep a bounce in my step, which is a welcome change from the past several years of bitter cold Marches or rainy Aprils. I am thrilled spring has arrived. From now until we hit super high heat indexes, my bragging seems entitled. I can say to anyone that I really …


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What’s In a Name?

Two weeks ago, as of this writing, Julia and I permanently welcomed a furry new friend into our home. Our decision to adopt a 5-pound, male, chihuahua-terrier mix surprised even us. We didn’t pictures ourselves as owners of a teensy-tiny dog, Julia wanted a girl, and I wanted something that didn’t shed. However, when you go to an adoption event and …


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A Weim and a Chihuahua Move West

A quick search through my email gave me the exact date I became acquainted with two dogs named Keen (a wonderful,three-legged Weimeriner) & Nook (a professional Chihuahua-cuddler). My first exchange with their family was in June of last year. I stared at that date for a while because sometimes your heart feels like its known …


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