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So you got a new puppy. Now what?

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...

The benefits of elevated dog beds

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...

How much exercise does your dog really need?

As the saying goes, a tired dog is a good dog. Or as we say here at Rover Stay Over, we send your fur companion home fully exercised and “dog tired.” Did you know daily exercise can improve a dog’s mental health, reduce anxious behaviors and alleviate boredom? Did you...

Natural disaster planning for dogs

Natural disasters happen, and they can happen quickly. Are you prepared to care for your dog if a disaster strikes our community? The potential natural disasters we could experience here in Whatcom County are earthquakes, flooding, wind storms, extended power outages...

5 tips for boarding your dog

If you are new to doggy parenting or are looking for a new place to leave your fur baby while you’re away for the weekend, know that there are reputable dog kennels in Whatcom County that can be a great resource. Selecting the right kennel requires a bit of homework...

Rover hosts 3rd annual pet supply drive for local animal shelters

During the entire month of March, Rover Stay Over will be accepting donations of pet food and supplies at our Lynden location to benefit the Whatcom and Alternative Humane Societies. Needed items include leashes, blankets, kitty litter, treats, food and other things...

Catch a ride to Rover Stay Over with new shuttle service

Does your beloved fur baby miss out on the perks of doggy daycare because you don’t have time to bring them here before work? Do you have a hard time getting your dog in for much-needed grooming appointments? Is dropping the dog off at the kennel one more thing on...

Dogs: Keeping them healthy at home

Dogs (and other pets) can be very inquisitive. Sniffing, smelling, and sometimes tasting almost anything in sight are natural behaviors for them. For that reason, dogs can unknowingly eat items that are not their food, and those items can be harmful to their health....

Health and wellness for older companion animals

One of the most difficult decisions pet parents face is deciding on the best treatment for conditions their dog may experience as they grow older. Just like humans, older dogs can get stiffer as they age which means getting up and moving around can take longer, and...

Top 8 indoor activities to do with your dog

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...

Winter grooming tips for Whatcom County dogs

Just like human skin in the fall and winter months, your dog’s skin and coat can become dry and itchy. The change in seasons, from warm sun and green grass to heated homes, dry air, cold sidewalks, snow, wind and rain, can all contribute to matted fur, paw problems...

Is there a cure for dogs that are excessive lickers?

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!...

Tips for combating pet obesity

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...

Weekend daycare for dogs available in Whatcom County

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...