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Have you ever heard of Alternative Humane Society?

Have you ever heard of Alternative Humane Society?

Rover Stay Over is super proud to be working with them, and we wanted to take a little time to talk about what they do and how they serve the many amazing animals ― and animal lovers ― in the Whatcom County community.

For starters, the unique thing about AHS is that it’s a 501(c)3 nonprofit staffed only by volunteers. They don’t have an office, they don’t have paid staff and they don’t have a shelter or kennels. All of the dogs they take in are living in foster homes while they await loving, permanent homes. They only take as many animals as they have foster homes for, and then they keep them until they find it a permanent family.


Now that’s pretty cool!

And in addition to caring for animals in distress, Alternative Humane Society does an enormous amount of work to prevent animals from ever needing help in the first place. Since their founding in 1977, part of their mission has been to educate the public on how to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals. Informational campaigns on spaying and neutering, for example, are a big part of their efforts.

AHS also works diligently to expand their ability to take in more animals and to find them homes. They’re always recruiting and training new volunteers for foster homes and case managers.

They don’t receive federal funding, and every cent they raise goes back into the process of helping animals.Dani with Harley and Riggins

So how do businesses like Rover Stay Over fit in? Rover and other organizations in the community step in to donate services that AHS can’t provide on their own. For example, we provide free boarding for some of Alternative Humane Society’s adoptable dogs. We have also held food and supply drives that benefited AHS.

It’s the least we can do to care for Whatcom County’s animals and the wonderful people who are helping them to live the best possible lives. We’re proud to be part of such a loving, pet-friendly community!

For more information about the Alternative Humane Society, visit their website at And look out for their monthly Adopt-A-Thons! We look forward to seeing you and your newly adopted fur baby at Rover Stay Over.


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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in News, Pet Adoption, Pet and Kennel Photos


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Your pup’s home away from home for the holidays

Your pup’s home away from home for the holidays

It isn’t always easy leaving your best friends behind when you travel.

It’s peak travel season, and you’re planning on heading out of town soon. But how confident are you that your dog also will have a great time while you’re away?

If you’ve booked a stay with Rover Stay Over, there’s no need to worry.


Rover Stay Over’s staff are dog lovers, through and through. We fully staff our dog boarding kennel because we want the attention, affection and companionship your furry babies get here at Rover to be as close as possible to what they receive at home.

“We always feel at ease dropping our pup off [at Rover Stay Over] and they are always so welcoming and friendly. You can tell each and every employee has a passion for dogs and that they will take the best care of them during their stay.”

-Kelsey Kooiman, via Facebook

Worried that your dog might run away if they stay with a friend while you travel? Know that Rover’s fences are sturdy and professional. Our fences are able to withstand the toughest abuse (and they prevent dogs who might be escape artists from getting on the lam).

Concerned your dog won’t be comfy in a boarding kennel? Rover uses only the best elevated dog beds to help ensure your pup sleeps comfortably.


If your dog is an older one, or has medical needs, you can feel confident that he or she will be well attended to. Rover Stay Over administers medication for no extra charge, and — again, these are dog lovers we’re talking about — they use a loving hand with sick, injured or older dogs.

“Absolutely LOVE this place and the people who work there… and so does our dog!  🙂 We highly recommend Rover Stay Over to anyone who needs a place for their dog!”

-Autumn Whittern, via Facebook

Is your flight on a Saturday night? Are you due to land on Sunday morning? No worries. Rover Stay Over is open for checkins and checkouts seven days per week, meaning you can drop off or pick up your furry friend on any day that’s most convenient for you and your schedule.

If you’re heading out of town soon, you — and your furry friend — can do no better than our award-winning canine care facility located here in Whatcom County. Please give us a call today!

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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Dog Boarding, Doggy Daycare, Pet and Kennel Photos



New Dog Grooming Treatment: Blueberry Facials

Rover Stay Over Grooming Guest Receives a Calming Blueberry Facial

Wouldn’t your dog just love a soothing, aroma-therapeutic blueberry facial?  Rover Stay Over is pleased to now offer pet facials in our new grooming salon!

Fresh Facial Scrub by TropiClean is a naturally green and tear-less face wash, shampoo and color brightener made with coconut oil, jojoba, aloe, blueberry, avocado and vitamins A, D and E.

The refreshing blend effectively removes dirt and, when used on a regular basis, can lighten tear stains.  The product is great for all skin types and all ages of pets

Pets love having the product gently massaged through their fur; their owners appreciate that the lightly foaming cleaner leaves their furry friends smelling fresh and clean for a long time.

Ready to treat your pet to a feel-good facial?  Call Rover Stay Over today to book an appointment.  360-306-5931.

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Grooming, Pet and Kennel Photos


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Good times, great testimonials!

We have been having such a fun time with our new canine friends…and they are having an awesome time at Rover Stay Over too!  Here are a few guest photos along with kind words from their families.

“Thank you so much for keeping Jules! She loved her stay, and she will be back again some time!”

“Thank you Sydney for the fab shots of Danny Boy. I’m sure he had a great time, especially playing with Dolce. Thanks so much for the great care that you all provide!!”

“Thank you for taking care of my baby 🙂 and thank you for the pictures I love it.”

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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Pet and Kennel Photos


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Opening Week Guests

Here’s a peek at our first pet guests.  They have been having a great week at Rover Stay Over!

Relaxing in the kennel living room

These comfy pet beds are a hit with Rover Stay Over guests!

Our kennel units are AKC rated for safety

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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in About Our Facility, Pet and Kennel Photos


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Office complete, fencing set for this week – we’ll be ready for your pets on April 1st!

Pet and human visitors alike will LOVE Rover Stay Over!  Our goal is to provide pet boarding services in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere…you won’t be disappointed.

The past two weeks have been a flurry of activity; our check-in/check-out office is now complete, private kennel units are being installed and final painting jobs are under way.  We’re so excited to be able to meet our goal of opening this luxury pet boarding kennel on April 1st!

This is where we will check-in/check-out our guests.

Please keep Rover Stay Over in mind if you hear of anyone needing a comfortable place for their pets to hang out during the Spring Break holidays.  We greatly appreciate the support and well-wishes all our friends, family and Whatcom County neighbors have provided.

An official open house will take place in May – details will be shared in the next few weeks.  Make sure to subscribe to our website or join Rover Stay Over on Facebook to stay informed!

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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in About Our Facility, Dog Boarding, Pet and Kennel Photos


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Coming Soon!

A new place for your pets to stay and play opens April 1, 2011!

Rover Stay Over is a brand new, high-end pet kennel located between Lynden and Bellingham.  As a family owned and operated business, Rover Stay Over specializes in caring for dogs in one central location.  We are committed to using environmentally friendly products that help create a safe, healthy environment.

Rover Stay Over offers security and peace of mind day and night with on-site management.  Our kenneling services are available for those needing a place for pets to stay for a few hours, an entire day or longer.

Contact us today to learn more about Rover Stay Over!
Phone:  360-306-5931

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in About Our Facility, Dog Boarding, Pet and Kennel Photos

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