Archives for October 2009

Rachelle Lefevre Tapes Plea to Stop Puppy Mills (video)

Rachelle Lefevre may portray villainous vamp Victoria in the first two installments of the Twilight saga, but in a PSA for Best Friends Animal Society the actress uses her power of persuasion to help take a bite out of the continuing problem of puppy mills. A dog devotee who recently showed her support for our […]

SwissĂ´tel Chicago Offers Pampered Pets Getaway Package

Heading to Chicago with your four-legged friend? Check out the SwissĂ´tel Chicago’s Pampered Pets Getaway: Upon check-in, the VIP (Very Important Pet) receives a special greeting and fresh baked dog biscuits. Pooches will be pampered with a 30-minute professional pet massage. Dogs are taken to a dog walk provided by the professional company Dogone! Everything […]

Fetching Answers: Helping Dogs on Slippery Floors

Does your dog have problems with slippery floors? Ken’s chow is having problems on his tile floor; he’s tried several products…do you have any suggestions for him? Please leave your comments in the comment box below! (And if you have any questions for the Fetching Answers column for suggestions from Dogtipper readers, please email us!) […]

DogTipper Poll: Halloween for Dogs

Does your dog have a Halloween costume? If you’re like almost half the DogTipper readers, the answer is no. Fourteen percent of you were undecided but 33 percent plan to be dressing their in purchased costumes while only six percent will be dressing their dog with a handmade costume. How about you? Please leave your […]

Making Your Dog a Halloween Pumpkin Pie

Want to do something special for your dog this Halloween? How about making him a pumpkin pie? Loews Hotels, a brand that’s known for its pet friendliness and its “Loews Loves Pets” program, sent us this recipe for a pawsome pumpkin pie. This pie is part of its new Houndly Holiday menu that’s been specially […]

Happy Halloween from DogTipper

After going through the many exceptional photos entered in our dog Halloween costume contest–and attending several dog parades and costume contests in our area this month–we decided to try our hand at dog costuming here with our dogs, Tiki and Irie. First, an explanation: Tiki and Irie are not accustomed to doggie couture. Although Irie […]

Facebook Friday, Oct. 30, 2009

It’s time for Facebook Friday! Every week we look at some of the new discoveries of’s Facebook fan page, each a page of interest to dog lovers. If you’ve got a favorite Facebook fan page of interest to dog lovers, please drop us an email! ITo Loves Animals A companion to I’m Tired Of… […]

Tori Spelling with Her Dog on Halloween: Flashback Photo

Halloween is close at hand, and in Hollywood it seems as though our barking buddies enjoy dressing up just as much as Tinseltown’s boo-tiful people. One canine who had a craving for costumes was Tori Spelling’s pride and joy for 11 years, the late Mimi La Rue. Lapping up the limelight, the precocious pug pranced […]

Dealing with Dog Separation Anxiety

by Donna Hoster I don’t remember any of the dogs I grew up with being angst ridden when left alone for awhile. They were thrilled when we’d come back home, but as long as they were in their own familiar surroundings, being left at home, while not as great as going for a ride (unless […]

Developing a Dog Park: Reader Question

Welcome to our new Fetching Answers feature here on! Our readers have all sorts of dog-related questions…and our readers are brimming with advice on life with our four-legged friends. Please email us your questions and we’ll post them here, inviting all our readers to leave their answers in the comments section below each question. […]