Archives for March 2010

Pet Giveaways & Contests Roundup

We’ve got a roundup of pet contests and giveaways you can enter to win prizes for your furry friend! Do you run a pet website that’s hosting a contest or giveaway? Add your link to our list! We’re looking for contests and giveaways of special interest to pet lovers that are running through April 15, […]

Portia de Rossi in Alley Cat Allies Campaign

Actress Portia de Rossi, who first gained fame on the Fox series Ally McBeal, has joined with Alley Cat Allies for a campaign that shines a spotlight on those who show compassion for our purring pals. “I’m very happy to be involved with Alley Cat Allies and their efforts to help stray and feral cats,” […]

Avoiding Easter Chocolates

With Easter just around the corner, many families are planning on a weekend of Easter egg hunts and sweet fun–including chocolate. However, if you have a dog or a cat, it’s not a good idea to share that chocolate with them. Chocolate contains two active ingredients, caffeine and theobromine, both of which can make your […]

Win a Rascodog ReadyLeash!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commenter #3, Amy, who was selected at random by It’s time for a new giveaway! This week we’re giving away a  ReadyLeash from RascoDog! This product, supplied by RascoDog, was reviewed by DogTipper and it’s especially notable not only for its comfort-grip handle but for its built-in […]

Playing Like Cats and Dogs

Do you have both cats and dogs in your household? We do (two dogs, four cats) and, for the most part, they get along great. Since Tiki is the most active of our two dogs, she has been taught that she needs to lie down when interacting with the cats, whether that’s playing with them […]

Carrot Cake Cookies for Your Dog

I usually like to make small dog treats and lean toward savory rather than sweet–but with the holiday weekend just around the corner, I found myself looking at Easter cookie recipes and wondering if one could be modified for dogs. Like many recipes, you can modify Easter cookie recipes for dogs by taking out the […]

Pooch Parade, Dallas, TX, April 4, 2010

More than 100 dogs are expected to participate in the Turtle Creek Association’s Annual Easter in the Park Pooch Parade on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Lee Park on Turtle Creek Boulevard. This popular annual event brings together families, children, dogs and Easter bonnets for an entertaining afternoon of music and picnics. The fun […]

Who Ya Callin’ Ugly? T-Shirt Contest

Would you like your dog’s caricature on a t-shirt? Do a little digging for the ugliest photo of your dog you can find and enter it in our “Who Ya Callin’ Ugly?” T-Shirt Contest! The Odle Group is sponsoring this contest here on DogTipper to sniff out the ugliest dog photo…and put that ugly mug […]

Easter Lilies Dangerous To Cats

Although often a springtime staple in many homes, cat lovers should be aware that Easter lilies (also known by the scientific name Lilium longiflorum) are poisonous to cats. Every segment of the flower–and several other varieties of lilies–can be fatal to felines. Once ingested, vomiting and lethargy can quickly lead to kidney failure, followed by […]

This Weekend at DogTipper

Spring is in full bloom here now so this weekend meant some spring cleaning and lawn work: John’s back was hurting so I mowed while John trimmed the lowest limbs off the cedar trees. (You’ll remember our close call with a skunk earlier this week. Time to tame this yard!) And the weekend also brought […]