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Adoption Story of the Week: Ginger, Fly Catcher Extraordinaire

November. A time of pumpkins, potatoes, and family. Here at Rover-Time we are feeling particularly thankful for those special family members who have walked into our lives by chance or well, sometimes with just a gentle paw on the arm, a tilted head, and heart-melting stare.

Adopting a rescue animal takes a great deal of heart and at times, a great deal of patience, but the ultimate reward of giving a special dog a second chance at life is priceless. Join us this month as we celebrate our rescue rock stars and the families who love them. Each week we will share a different rescue story and introduce you to a few of the many rescue pups who brighten our day.

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How We Prepared Our Dog For Our Baby

This article was written specifically for the Rover-Timers that became expectant parents this year. Here's my best advice on how to get ready and what we prioritized getting done to ensure our dog's emotional and physical well-being over the long-haul.

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Seven Things to Teach Your New Puppy Now (And Not One of Them Is “Sit”)

The basic commands of "sit," "stay," "come," and "down" are often the first things taught to puppies, but prioritizing certain behaviors will help set you up for success with others.

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One Tail At A Time is Moving On Up!

Anna Friedman, Shelter Director of One Tail At A Time, talks to Rover-Time about the huge impact the new adoption center will have on rescue efforts.

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Building a New Adoption Center, One Gift at a Time

One Tail at a Time is a foster-based rescue group that has been saving dogs since 2008. This year, the Chicago-based group is taking dog rescue to the next level by opening an adoption center. The brick-and-mortar location will allow for more animals to be rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control, reducing the number of dogs euthanized. Heather Owen, Executive Director of OTAT, talks to Rover-Time about the fundraising process and her gratitude for the generous contributions made so far. And there is still time for you to help out!

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Making Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

A backyard can be a fun and safe haven for your dog. After making sure that the area is secure and dog-friendly, there's plenty of fun features you can add that your dog will enjoy.

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5 Ways Running Rover-Time Prepared Me for Parenthood

This week, Julia discusses the parallels of running a pet services company and parenthood. Both are a pleasure and a privilege; teaching her to be efficient with time, hire the right people, to make thoughtful decisions, and to find patience.

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Staying Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

Because dogs have a higher body temperature than humans and less efficient means for cooling off, what feels like a normal summer day to you may be unbearably blazing hot to your furry pal. Heat exhaustion can come on quickly, so know what signs to look for on hot days.

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6 New Activities to Try With Your Dog

Need a little variation in your typical dog park routine? Summer is great time for trying new things, and who better to tag along than your dog! From the simple to the out-there, here are 6 new activities you can try out with your pup during these upcoming warm summer days.

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Feral Cat Colonies: Part Two

In Part One, Nick shared the story of he found two feral cats, Mama and Tommie, and was able to trap them to have them spayed. After being released, Mama and Tommie continued to return to the house for meals. Nick didn't yet realize what surprises the cats had in store for him.

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