Anxiety and Dogs

Monday, June 1, 2020

Recent stay-at-home orders lead to many changes and adaptions for both our two-legged and our four-legged family members. After weeks of close contact, you may find changes in your dog's behavioral patterns. Whether your dogs’ experience confusion about a change in routine or genuine separation anxiety, attending dog daycare may relieve stress for both you and your pup.

  • Like humans, dogs are creatures of habit. Your dogs will quickly learn that even though you're preparing to leave the house, they, too will be joining their friends.
  • As pack animals, dogs are instinctively social creatures. Dog daycare provides regular contact with other dogs in a non-restrained, off-leash environment.
  • Keeping your dog active and well-exercised can be difficult for many of us. Walks and at-home play are great, but other family and work demands don't usually provide the optimum amount of activity.
  • Lastly, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your fur-babies have had a fun-filled active day and, odds are, you will all enjoy a calmer, more restful evening.

Give us a call today (419-861-9100) to schedule an “interview” for your dog. He/she will enjoy a free half-day of daycare and you’ll learn how she/he can become a bone-ified  member of the Rover Come Over pack.

Further reading: The Truth About Dog Daycare, written by a dog trainer

“In my opinion, dog daycare is the best invention for dogs since freeze dried liver.”


What to Expect as Rover Restarts

Monday, May 4, 2020

First of all…

THANK YOU, ROVER PUPS AND PEOPLE FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE COVID19 STAY-AT-HOME PERIOD.

As Rover Come Over resumes daycare and grooming services, we will act in accordance with Responsible RestartOhio guidelines and protocols.

  • Operating hours will remain the same:
    •  Monday -Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
    • Saturdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

These are the changes you can expect in order to ensure the health and well-being of our pups, our customers and our employees are in compliance with best practices relating to COVID19.

  • A Rover team member will pick-up and deliver your dog to you on our front porch. Please remain in your car or maintain the recommended 6-foot social distance if there are customers ahead of you.
  • All employees will be wearing face coverings/masks and we ask that all customers please wear their face coverings/masks.
  • We strongly encourage you to pay for services online via our Gingr app but if you cannot, we will make all in-person financial transactions through the front window.
  • Though we greatly enjoy the meals and snacks our customers routinely provide, under responsible protocols, we are currently unable to accept these human treats.

The resumption of Rover Come Over services will be a learning experience and work-in-progress for all of us, and we ask for your continued patience and support as we navigate the path ahead. Please call us a 419-861-9100 if you have any questions.

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO GET THE ROVER PACK BACK TOGETHER

AND SEE YOU ALL AGAIN!


4-6-2020 COVID 19 UPDATE

Monday, April 6, 2020

Beginning this week and due to COVID19 limitations on operations, we will no longer be open for daycare on Saturdays. (Including this Saturday, April 11.) Our Monday through Friday operating hours (6:30 am – 6:30 pm) will remain the same. This does not affect our overnight dogs so if your dog is scheduled for weekend overnights, please contact us with any questions.

 

As always, we’re working hard to provide you and your pups the best service possible during this challenging period. Refer to the post below for more information.

 

Please stay safe, stay healthy and know we look forward to resuming normal services and operations as soon as possible.

 

Thank you,

Your Rover Come Over Family


3-26-20 COVID19 UPDATE

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After much consideration, Rover Come Over has determined it will remain open to care for your dogs. Many of our customers fall into essential service categories and we want to do all we can to support them during this period. 

As you might expect, we’ve had to adapt our operations and policies to provide the safest possible environment for our customers and our staff. The measures below will be in effect as of Tuesday, March 24:

  • Grooming and bathing services are suspended until further notice.
  • All drop-off/delivery of dogs will take place outside of the building.  Please honk your horn once and we’ll pick-up/deliver your dog. We're happy to get your dogs out of the car but if you're handing them off, be sure to use a leash for the exchange. 
  • Operating hours will remain the same.
  • We urge customers to make payment on-line through Gingr, if at all possible.
  • Our staff will practice social distancing to the fullest extent possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging and constantly-changing period and we wish you and your family good health.

Thank you,

Your Rover Come Over Family


Bathing Your Dog

Thursday, March 26, 2020

BATHING YOUR DOG AT HOME

 

Though Rover Come Over has remained open for daycare and boarding, we’ve had to temporarily suspend our grooming and bathing services due to COVID19 restrictions. While most dogs don’t require frequent bathing, we know some of our pups might need a little freshening up.

For those brave enough to bath their dogs at home, check out Dogs 101: Everything You Should Know About Bathing Your Dog at dogtime.com.

If you and your canine need some comic relief while self-isolating, click on one of these videos that always make us smile.

 

Funny Dogs Who Love And Enjoy Bath!

Cute Dogs vs Bath Time Videos

Dogs Just Don't Want to Bath Compilation

 

Lastly, be assured we’ll let you know as soon as we resume regular grooming and bathing services.


3-18-20 COVID19 UPDATE

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rover Come Over Remains Open

Dear Parents,

At this time, Rover is open and serving your dog daycare, grooming and overnight needs. It is our intention to remain open and will do so provided we are in compliance with state and local policy during the COVID19 outbreak.

Be assured we have always maintained stringent sanitation practices and have added additional measures as we join the massive effort to keep everyone safe.

We’ll do our best to keep you updated should any of the above information change. Lastly, if you are a first responder or essential employee within the health care system, please let us know if we can be of assistance in caring for your four-legged family members.

Stay safe and healthy, you and your pups mean the world to us.

Your Rover Come Over Family


Is Daycare Right for My Pup?

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

If you visited Rover or if you've looked over our site, you'll note that we pride ourselves on ensuring your dog is safe and happy at daycare. We recently ran across an excellent article on preventivevet.com that offers some considerations in determining whether your dog would be a good fit for daycare in an off-leash environment. Author Cathy Madson discusses dog sociability, personality, disposition and drives. She does a great job of explaining what factors daycare providers consider during the acceptance process and how sometimes even long-term daycare dogs might change in their suitability for daycare. As conscientious daycare providers we work hard to find the right play group for your dog and if you're interested in learning more about what's involved in the process, Will Your Dog Enjoy And Do Well In Daycare? is worth a read.


Celebrating Our Pets: National Pet Days

Thursday, February 20, 2020

You might be aware that today is officially National Love Your Pet Day but did you know there are numerous pet holidays throughout the year? At Rover we love our pups 365 days a year and each of our dogs is worth celebrating but here's a few more upcoming notable (and sometimes curious) pet days. For a complete list of pet holidays check out Petful's A Full List of Pet Holidays Throughout the Year.

  • March 1: National Pig Day
  • March 3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • April 1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
  • April 28: National Pet Parents Day
  • May 3: Mayday for Mutts
  • May 14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
  • June 1–7: Pet Appreciation Week
  • June 26: Take Your Dog to Work Day

*Image by thenevarmoore from Pixabay 


Super Bowl 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Rover is excited for both the Super Bowl LIV and Puppy Bowl XVI this year! Be sure to fill out a square in Rover Come Over's Super Bowl LIV grid when you pick up your pup. Your entry is free and makes you eligiable to win a free day of daycare. 

Animal Planet will air it's 16th annual Puppy Bowl at 3 pm on Sunday, February 2. Click below for more information on Puppy Bowl XVI and how to watch.

 

Animal Planet Puppy Bowl XVI


Welcome 2020!

Friday, January 10, 2020

As we begin a new year and in fact, a new decade, some of us have made our resolutions to shape up and maybe even lose a few of those extra pounds. If you’re a pet parent, you probably know that it’s also important for your pup to maintain a healthy weight. While we know we need to sometimes resist those adorable eyes and withhold the table scraps or extra treats, there are other steps to helping your dog stay fit and trim. Check out the links below for informative and helpful information regarding canine weight management and be sure to talk to your veterinarian about your special friends’ weight and health.

If you’ve decided to implement a weight plan for your dog, be sure to let the Rover team know so we can help you meet your goals. Of course, we think bringing your dogs to Rover Come Over to burn some calories with their buddies is one great way to keep them happy and healthy! 

Fetch by WebMD: Why Is My Dog Gaining Weight?

Great starting point for evaluating if your dog is at a healthy weight. Covers causes and treatments, how to weigh your dog and when it’s time to consult with your vet.

Whole Dog Journal: 10 Weight Loss Tips for Senior Dogs

Beyond limiting carbs and calories, read about involving the entire family and reconsidering the type of  treats you offer (your dog probably values quantity over size).

Pet Health Network: 7 Surprising Ways To Help Your Pet Lose Weight (And Why It's Important)

Noting that veterinary survey estimate more than 50% of our nation’s pets are overweight, Dr. Ernie Ward, DVM identifies specific ways to reduce your pet’s weight.

topdogtips.com: How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)

Ready to lose? Need a plan of attack? Scroll down the page for a day-by-day, week-by-week plan for “30 Days to a Slimmer Dog.”

*Photo credit: ID 80048002 © Damedeeso | Dreamstime.com


Winter Weather Info

Friday, January 10, 2020

Though our winter has been relatively mild thus far, we all know living in Northwest Ohio means dealing with winter storms. Be assured Rover Come Over will remain open if at all possible. With that in mind we are providing information regarding Rover Come Over practices during inclement winter weather.

  • Rover Come Over will remain open and ready to care for your dogs during most snow emergency days.
  • While it is our goal to remain open on all days, Level III Snow Emergencies issued by Lucas County authorities dictate that "no person except operators of public safety vehicles on duty or otherwise responding to an emergency; and essential news media personnel, including reporters, support, and production employees; health care and other emergency personnel; and essential employees of critical infrastructure facilities, may drive on roads and streets in Lucas County. All others traveling on the roadways might be subject to arrest."
  • We understand that some of our customers fall into these essential personnel categories. If this applies to you, please call Rover Come Over's emergency line, 419-386-9317 and we'll do our best to make arrangements for your dog's care.
  • During extreme weather, we consider multiple variables before closing the daycare (temperature, road conditions, wind chill factors, etc.). When temperatures reach the single digits or during heavy snow/ice periods, it's best to check (see below) before bringing your dog to Rover. 
  • If Rover Come Over closes, we will notify our customers via email, Facebook and on the Rover Come Over Home Page. We also provide a text alert service for those customers who wish to receive timely alerts. We encourage all customers to sign up HERE for these alerts. Lastly, our 419-861-9100 phone message will announce any daycare closings.
  • Rover's priority is to ensure all of our dogs are safe. If you should lose power and require emergency kenneling of your dog, call our dedicated emergency line 419-386-9317 and we'll be happy to help.
  • If you are unable to pick up your dog on the days we are open, please give us a call (419-861-9100) before 6:30 pm to arrange for an overnight stay. (Overnight charges apply.)
  • Most of our dogs love the winter weather and we encourage outdoor play as the weather allows. The extreme low temperatures and bad weather days are few, but be assured during extreme cold weather, outdoor time will be adjusted as conditions warrant.

Rover Needs Your Help!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Only a few more days to help Rover Come Over win the 2019 Best of Toledo Dog Daycare tiltle. Please take a few minutes to vote each day from now until Decmeber 18. Voting is easy: 


1. Click here: 2019 Best of Toledo Voting
2. Go to: Services & Places
3. Scroll down to Pet Daycare/Boarding
4. Cast your vote for Rover Come Over Doggy Daycare*

*You'll be asked for your email and zip code to prevent robo-voting.

You can vote once per day and when the voting period closes on December 18, stop by the front desk and to thank you, we'll enter your name in a drawing for a $100 Rover credit to be used for any Rover service. Each daily vote will earn you an entry, so be sure to vote daily to earn more entries!


Feel free to forward this email to friends and family so they can vote too.


Recent Blog Articles

Anxiety and Dogs
Monday, June 1, 2020
What to Expect as Rover Restarts
Monday, May 4, 2020
4-6-2020 COVID 19 UPDATE
Monday, April 6, 2020
3-26-20 COVID19 UPDATE
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Bathing Your Dog
Thursday, March 26, 2020
3-18-20 COVID19 UPDATE
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Is Daycare Right for My Pup?
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Celebrating Our Pets: National Pet Days
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Super Bowl 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Welcome 2020!
Friday, January 10, 2020
Winter Weather Info
Friday, January 10, 2020
Rover Needs Your Help!
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rover Come Over Doggy Daycare


Stop in for a visit or call us today to arrange an appointment. We know just how much you love your dog, and with us they'll be treated like royalty each and every time they come to Rover Come Over.