Archives for May 2009

Southwest Airlines Says All Aboard to Small Dogs, Cats

Fido now has the “Freedom to Fly” on Southwest Airlines as long as he’s small enough to fit in an underseat carrier. The popular low-fare carrier is now allowing passengers to bring small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin for a special “pet fare” of $75 each way. (Pets are not permitted in cargo.) […]

Sugar: Maltepoo

My dog’s name: Sugar Breed: Maltepoo What My Dog Loves About Spring: cruising around in the car and going to new places! We both love it!!! Contributed by Daniel Dugan

Baxter: Black Lab

My dog’s name: Baxter Breed: Labrador Retriever What My Dog Loves About Spring: Anything WATER! Contributed by RogerShane

Ellen Pompeo with Her Dog

Actress Ellen Pompeo, best known to TV buffs as Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, was spotted with one of her McCutie canines at the airport recently. Choosing movie-influenced monikers for her two mini poodles, the Mom-to-be is the proud parent of “Gigi” (seen in the photo below) and “Valentino.”

Preparing a Pet Evacuation Kit

On June 1, the Atlantic Hurricane season begins. Are you ready? Even though you may not live on the coast, hurricanes can impact many inland areas and mean evacuation orders for you and your dog. (And, think about it: you could always need to evacuate for other reasons ranging from fires to chemical spills in […]

Minka Kelly and Her Dog

Friday Night Lights cutie Minka Kelly was recently spotted taking a stroll around the set of her upcoming flick The Roommate with the dog who shares her digs, Chewy. Here’s hoping that this cuddly canine gets a cameo appearance in the movie– with such an enthusiastic attitude, he’s definitely star material!

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Michigan Offers "Dog House" Stay for Pets

Vacations have always offered tourists the opportunity to socialize with fellow sightseers. Now at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, Rovers on holiday with their human parents have their own vacation venue where they can meet new barking buddies. Dubbed The Dog House- The Ultimate Dog Retreat, this cage-free facility […]

Motel 6 Named Top Pet-Friendly Budget Hotel Chain by has issued its list of most pet-friendly budget hotel chains and Motel 6 comes out the winner. Please check our full post for the list of other budget chains that got a paws up:

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa Pampered Pups Package

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa near West Palm Beach, Florida offers a “Pampered Pups”package. For full details, see our previous DogTipper News entry:

Nick Jonas and His Dog, Elvis

Happy birthday to Elvis Jonas, the best bud of teen dream Nick Jonas! The golden retriever, who was named in honor of two of the pop star’s preferred singers– Elvis Costello and Elvis Presley– turned one on May 27, 2009, an event celebrated with a Twitpic posting of the pooch with his proud Papa. Now […]