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Party of Three. Or Four. Or More. (In Bed)

It's a topic so divisive that it has been known to be a significant factor in choosing a spouse. Do you let your pet sleep in your bed with you? In some households, it's the norm. All pets are allowed everywhere, all the time. In others, it's no pets on any furniture, ever. Especially the bed. Julia shares some thoughts and good questions to consider.

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Dog and Baby Snapshot Safety: Why Cute Doesn’t Always Mean Safe

As pet owners, we redirect unwanted behavior from our dogs, whether it be jumping up, digging, or barking. But dogs are expected to tolerate our behavior and that of our children, without any negative reaction. Julia discusses the risks of promoting inappropriate baby/dog interactions and provides six pointers for safely photographing children with their pets.

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Fostering Dogs: Life Continues When Someone Cares About You

Recently two Rover-Time families took in their first foster dog. Both "failed" in the best possible way and became the adopters, because they fell in love, and we're thrilled for them. It's a happy ending, and it's fun to hear the story behind the motivation. So I catted with Caitlin Gath, mom to Chicklet and Millie, and Sara Frabotta, mom to Mouse and Javier, who spoke about why they decided to ghost. And Anna Friedman, One Tail at a Time's Adoption Counselor, jumped in. She shared more on the benefits and what to expect as a foster parent.

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Q&A with the Awesome Organizers of Community Pet Day

Chicago Pet Coalition hosted Community Pet Day in Humboldt Park on May 18. Nearly 240 dogs and their families were served in just four hours! Heather Owen from One Tail was kind enough to sit down for a quick Q&A to explain more.

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