Bellingham kennel

Why you (and your dog) will love doggy daycare at Rover

October 25, 2017

When it comes to doggy daycare, what sets Rover Stay Over apart? Cleanliness. To keep our modern kennels clean, Rover uses environmentally-friendly products whenever possible. We also use a whole lot of elbow grease — our kennels and our special elevated dog beds are cleaned twice every day. Exercise. At Rover, we like to say…

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Pet food allergies, and what to do about them

September 27, 2017

Has your beloved pup been scratching more than usual lately? Did she develop an ear or skin infection over the summer that just doesn’t seem to be going away? It’s possible that she has developed an allergy to an ingredient — most likely some type of animal protein — in her food. Dogs can be…

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Pug wearing a thundershirt

Thundershirts: Great options for calming anxious dogs

March 29, 2017

Do you have an excitable or nervous dog? One who freaks out over fireworks and thunderstorms or who acts like her world is ending whenever you leave them at doggy daycare? Several of Rover Stay Over’s customers have canine companions who behave like this, and they’ll often share tips on what works to calm their…

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Black lab puppy sitting

So you got a new puppy. Now what?

August 24, 2016

Recently welcomed a furry bundle of joy into your home? It’s all fun and games from here. Well, it can be, anyway, as long as you train your puppy right. Here are five simple rules for training your new pup at home: Command, reward, repeat. When it comes to training a puppy, quantity beats quality…

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The benefits of elevated dog beds

July 27, 2016

We take canine health and comfort seriously here at Rover Stay Over, that’s why we invest in elevated dog beds for our canine guests to use. They are a big expense for our kennel but we know it’s totally worth it! That’s one of the biggest reasons we provide every four-legged friend who stays here…

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Why we fully staff our facility–and what that means for you

July 1, 2016

Attention, affection and companionship are also critical to our dogs’ health and well-being.

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Top 8 indoor activities to do with your dog

November 23, 2015

The rainy season has arrived in Whatcom County. Seasonal high winds, cold rains and fewer hours of daylight can make pet owners less motivated to take their pets out for walks–-and dogs can be less motivated to want to go out and play. All dog breeds need mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis…

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Is there a cure for dogs that are excessive lickers?

August 20, 2015

Licking is a natural behavior of dogs; it’s in their genes. Your dog may be trying to get your attention to ask for something, or he/she may be expressing submissiveness or excitement. Licking can mean “Hi! I thought you were never coming home ever again and you did! I am so happy to see you!”…

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Tips for combating pet obesity

July 23, 2015

Just like in humans, when calories consistently exceed daily energy expenditure, dogs and cats can become overweight. Besides overfeeding, there are numerous environmental and social factors that contribute, including decreased daily exercise as a result of the summer heat, or confinement to the house while leash holders are off at work. Over-indulging with treats and…

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chocolate lab laying down

Weekend daycare for dogs available in Whatcom County

June 18, 2015

People can get so busy in the summer with school getting out, vacations, family reunions, sporting events and day trips, that sometimes the beloved family pooch can feel the neglect. When left at home alone, dogs can suffer from boredom and separation anxiety resulting in damaged household items, loud barking, hyper behavior and an overall…

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