Archives for September 2008

Making Your Shelter Dog Feel at Home

Are you adopting a dog from a shelter? Bringing any dog to a new home is a big change, and it’s especially a major change for a shelter dog who may have been contained primarily in a small kennel for weeks or longer. One way you can make his transition home just a little easier […]

New Site Offers Scoop on Pet Waste Removal

OK, it may not be a topic of dinner table conversation, but all dog owners know that pet waste removal is an important topic. Some home dwellers opt to do it themselves; some choose to hire professional help to come one or twice a week and scoop the poop. We just learned of a site […]

Felicity Huffman and Her Dog, Tucker

Since his adoption in 2006 from a Los Angeles rescue group, Tucker has brightened the lives of Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy. As the award-winning actress has stated, “When our family decided to get a new pet, we chose to adopt, and now, Tucker is more than a […]

Globe Recognizes World Rabies Day

Zambia – Photo: Dr Perfecto Buyamba Kabanshi September 28, 2008 marks the annual World Rabies Day. The international event is led by the Alliance for Rabies Control and involves health organizations across the globe. Although you might not realize it, rabies kills 55,000 people each year, half of which are children. What can you do? […]

Ice Cube Toys

In today’s economic climate, we’re all looking for ways to save money so we loved today’s tip from Devin, a DogTipper reader: Get a giant ice cube and give it to your dog to play with. It’s like a hockey puck; it will go everywhere. They love it to play with. Do you have a […]

Evacuation Tip #5

In the last of our series on preparing an evacuation plan for you and your dog, today we look at packing for a possible emergency. Every evacuation plan should involve packing for an emergency and that includes packing for your dog’s comfort and safety, too. What should you pack in case you have to suddenly […]

Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky with Their English Bulldog

Having brought 52 pounds of pure joy into the lives of shock jock Howard Stern and his fiancee Beth Ostrosky, it comes as no surprise to dog lovers that the couple confided to OK magazine that they have offered the coveted role of bridesmaid in their upcoming wedding to their English Bulldog, Bianca Romijn-Stamos-O’Connell. In […]

Evacuation Tip #4

In light of the recent hurricanes, all week we’ve been covering making a dog evacuation plan including making your pet evacuation plan, finding dog-friendly hotels outside your home area in case of an evacuation, and IDing your dog. Today’s tip: make sure you can prove your dog is your dog! In case you and your […]

Jessica Biel and Her Pit Bull

While Jessica Biel’s pet of preference is the pit bull (Tina is pictured in the photos above) the silver screen beauty has a soft spot for all four-legged friends. The former 7th Heaven cast member has been an angel to homeless dogs and cats through her work with Much Love Animal Rescue, a no-kill organization […]

Singer Lily Allen and Her Dog, Mable

British songbird Lily Allen has had plenty to “Smile” about ever since her canine companion Mable came into her life. A rescue from the Battersea Dogs Home, Mable joined her new “sister” Maggie May at the recording artist’s home in the summer of 2008. Mable joins Lily Allen as she goes about her daily routine […]