We really love our cats. But if there were an all-time cat lovers championship, the ancient Egyptians would take home the gold. Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt, and many deities were portrayed as cats or as humans holding cats. Mafdet, the goddess who slayed serpents, had the head of a wild cat. Bastet, a
Passion fueled Elena Daniela Costin to do something about the stray dog population in her native Romania. That fuel was first sparked in 1998 soon after she graduated high school when she rescued Printz, a German shepherd mix, from an illegal dog fighting ring. “He was abused, didn’t trust humans, and he was difficult to
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. For many dogs and their owners, bath time is a stressful ordeal. That’s why dry dog shampoos are a great tool to have in your pet care arsenal. They can be used to deodorize your dog in-between grooming sessions or as a bathing alternative for pets who
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. My Chihuahua/terrier mix is one stylish little guy. He has tons of shirts, ties—you name it—but no single item is more crucial to his wardrobe than his leather dog collar. He wears it every day, so it was important to find one that fit comfortably in addition
Summer is here and it’s hot out there! It’s time for the beach and the pool, but your fur-covered friend is brand new to the world and has questions. What is water? Is it fun? Can I be in it without getting soap in my eyes? Yes, of course. But, your dog might be antsy
A very happy German shorthaired pointer named River was recently spotting showing of a rare and wonderful maneuver known as a stot. A Tigger’s a wonderful thing Stotting is the act of jumping straight up off the ground with all four feet and is thought to be done by prey animals like gazelles to show
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Have you ever wondered where the term “mangy mutt” comes from? Well, “mange” is the particular skin disease caused by a microscopic parasitic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. This name might sound familiar because it’s the same mangy mite that causes
The busy Bristol airport in Somerset, England recently played host to a new crop of explosive detecting dogs. The event was equal parts hard work and puppy love. One of the cutest trainees by far has to be Bodhi, who hasn’t quite gotten the hang of using the conveyer belt. We believe in you Bodhi—you’re
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Whether you’re considering adopting a blind dog or have a sighted dog who’s losing their ability to see, it can be intimidating to figure out how to provide them with a fulfilling life. How can a dog navigate the home, let alone the world, without their vision?
Netflix is looking for a few good dogs. Fans of the Netflix documentary series Dogs announced a second season this week. And to add to the excitement, they are asking for dog lovers to submit their own stories via social media. Netflix Dogs Season Two Announcement Guess what?! Dogs is coming back for another season!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. The epitome of a big dog in a small dog’s body, the Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny toy breed that only weighs an average of 4 to 7 pounds. These little dogs have long, silky coats and, though they’re very trainable, they can be a bit of
Summer is in full swing. And as the days grow longer (and, in many places, hotter) you’ve probably heard more than a few people say something along the lines of “It looks like the dog days of summer are here!” But what, exactly, does that mean? Does it mean that the ideal season for dogs
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. One of my favorite dog friends, Charlie, is very adventurous. We go to the big dog park and she runs wild and free, galloping through the fields like a gazelle (she’s actually part-Whippet/Border Collie). I live in the Pacific Northwest, where there’s ample opportunity for outdoor lovers
Dads, you’re the best. We know that inside that fierce outer, “No dogs allowed!” facade beats the heart of a dog lover — you big softies. We love you for it, and our dogs do too. Because the best thing about a dog dad is admitting, they were wrong about the dog. Happy Father’s Day!
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Here at Rover, we take summer seriously. We’re based in Seattle, WA, where it’s dark and dreary for all of winter (and most of spring), so when June rolls around we’re more than ready to catch some rays with our friends, families, and of course, our dogs.
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. Little Red cowers in the back of the closet, shaking with fear. In the distance, a loud boom rattles her bones. Little Red is usually a calm, playful orange tabby cat, but every Fourth of July, she becomes an anxious
Last weekend, I went to a neighborhood summer festival in Portland and met dog after dog. From a giant Labradoodle to a tiny Chihuahua, every kind of canine was represented. Some dogs looked like they were loving the crowd, but a few of them probably would have been happier at home. Nothing says “summer fun”
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. We know how much you love your cat buddy, which is why we fully support any effort to spend more time with them by taking them out and about with you. So long as you find a safe, comfortable way to transport them, of course. Enter the
My dog Frances was on squirrel patrol at the off-leash dog park when I saw a puppy making a beeline straight for her. The puppy’s owner called over to me, “Is your dog nice?” Advertising I was about to give an enthusiastic “yes” when I heard the puppy yelp behind me. Turning, I saw Frances
Is it weird? Is it wonderful? You be the judge! For just $2,700, a Japanese design company will custom sculpt a replica of your pet’s beautiful face for you to wear as a mask. Hyperrealistic poodle mask Advertising Using photos taken from every angle, a sculptor crafts a highly detailed copy of your pet’s head,
In a perfect world, your dog would be able to tell you exactly what he needs, when he needs it. Unfortunately, dogs lack the language skills to communicate and ask for help when they need it. But just because they can’t communicate with words doesn’t mean they don’t communicate at all! Your dog will definitely
Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus are both ancient small breeds from Asia with a shared bloodline—but what are the differences between them? In this informational post, we compare the history, personality traits, activity level, and health of these two commonly confused breeds. Breed History The history of the Lhasa Apso and the Shih Tzu goes
From a young age, Emmy Award-winning actress Tracey Bregman of The Young and the Restless was a true animal lover. She began riding horses at age 7 and always stopped to help any animal—from birds to cats—along the way if they needed rescuing. Growing up in London also meant going on weekend adventures with her
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Known for his bat-like ears and bow-legged gait, the French Bulldog is a charming little dog. He comes in a variety of colors and has many endearing qualities including a characteristic snore, a goofy personality, and a gruff bark. The Frenchie is a low-maintenance breed when it
I don’t own a dog, but because I love dogs and live in a canine-friendly apartment complex, I often dog sit for my friends. Since I don’t know these dogs as well as their owners do, I have to be extra sensitive to their body language, particularly when it comes time to take a walk.
Considering taking your four-legged friend on vacation this summer? Whether you’re traveling by air, land or sea, travel fees can add up quickly even before leaving home. Thankfully, The Dog People at Rover dug into the data to help take some of the guesswork out of travel costs, so you can spend less time crunching
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. The Golden Retriever is consistently ranked among the top three dog breeds in the United States, according to AKC registration statistics. These dogs are known for their soft golden coats, gentle temperaments, and goofy personalities. Though all dogs are prone to certain health issues, Golden Retrievers are
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Dog dehydration and heat stroke can have some serious ramifications. It happens more often than one might think, especially in dogs with short muzzles (think pugs and bulldogs), and obese dogs. One of our favorite—and most fun!—ways to keep dogs cool on a hot day is with
This post contains affiliate links. Read more here. Hiking with your dog has tons of benefits for you both: it’s great exercise, gives you quality time to bond, and exposes you to beauty and serenity of nature. Giving your dog his own hiking backpack to wear can add a layer of benefit for your pup
Not a substitute for professional veterinary help. You want to make sure your dog has everything he needs to stay happy and healthy. And a big part of that? Hydration. Just like humans, dogs need water to survive. And if they don’t get the water they need, they can quickly become dehydrated—and dehydration can put