Rover.com Announces Exclusive Partnership with DockDogs to Promote Active Dog Lifestyles Nationwide

Dock jumping competitions rally healthy dog owners

SEATTLE — Rover.com, the digital dog boarding leader that connects dog owners with approved, reviewed and insured dog sitters announced an exclusive partnership with DockDogs®, the international leader in canine aquatic competitions where owners and dogs can have the ultimate healthy bonding experience. Dock jumping is the new “X Games” for both amateur and elite dog competition – bringing together dog owners and their precious dogs to compete against national champions in their local cities.

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Rover.com and DockDogs are coming together to promote a healthy lifestyle for both dogs and dog owners. In fact, dog owners worldwide are known to enjoy longer lifespans, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiovascular fitness, and far less stress on average than their canine-less counterparts.

“Dog owners want their dogs to stay active, playful and happy while they are away and nationwide events like DockDogs are a great way to connect with local, trustworthy, Rover dog sitters that you can utilize for dog care when you travel,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. “Our partnership with DockDogs highlights our commitment to the health and happiness of the dogs entrusted to our Rover sitters. These events are an opportunity for dog owners, Rover.com sitters and enthusiasts to come together and bond at a fun, active event.”

“Our events draw tens of thousands of passionate dog owners who are amazed by the feats of both our amateur and champion athletic competitors,” said Grant Reeves, DockDogs Worldwide president. “Rover’s partnership allows us to bring this event to people and their dogs throughout the United States.”

At a recent DockDogs event, the Indoor World Record for a lateral jump (Big Air) was broken by Cochiti, a male Whippet. Cochiti jumped 30’02” breaking the previous Indoor World Record held by Tony Lampert and Baxter with a score of 29’03” set in February 2013. Cochiti’s handler is Diane Salts from Olympia, WA. Check out the world record jump athttp://www.facebook.com/RoverDotCom.

Rover.com is connecting the dots between dog owners, dog sitters and dog lovers nationwide as the largest online dog sitting marketplace. With over 120,000 dog lovers enrolled and over 94 percent of reviewed Rover.com stays receiving a five-star rating, Rover.com is the new standard in dog care.

About Rover

We love dogs! We created Rover.com because dog owners need sitters who are as reliable and loving as family. Since dogs give so much affection to their owners, we are jumping through hoops so people can find home stays that their dogs will love. Rover.com is a trusted online community for dog owners seeking local sitters to provide real homes when they travel. The company has thousands of qualified sitters who love dogs and are eager to add the personal touch that each dog is accustomed to at home. Rover.com maintains the mission of creating a safe, loving home for dogs even when owners are away by offering an alternative to traditional caged boarding facilities, or family, friends and neighbors who are often asked to sit in a pinch.

About DockDogs®

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international canine aquatic performance sports. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards of the sport, tracks results and records and supports and promotes the growth of its athletes, events, spectators, and sponsors.

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