August: A Special Cat of the Day

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Although equally capable of loyalty and love as an able-bodied dog or cat, pets with special needs often slip through the cracks in the animal shelter system. Providing an alternative to the options of adoption or euthanasia, Home For Life offers a permanent place for pets who have been dealt a bad hand in life–pets […]

Home for Life Shelter Spotlight

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Thanks to a long-time public relations contact, we recently discovered a unique animal shelter in Wisconsin: Home for Life®. Here, cats and dogs with special needs which prevent them from finding traditional adoption are given a permanent home in a loving environment. The guiding philosophy behind the Home for Life® is to create another alternative […]

Save on Sittercity Membership

Do you have a trip planned for this summer? Looking for a petsitter or dog walker? We just received a special coupon code from Sittercity. Pet parents can save $20 off a Sittercity annual membership or $5 off a monthly membership through June 30, 2010 with promo code SITTERSAVE. You’ll find local, bonded pet sitters […]

Welcome to the New DIY Section!

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Today we kick off an all-new section of DogTipper: DIY! Whether you’re looking for ways to save money on dog items or you’d like to make unique and craft dog accessories, this section will be featuring all sorts of projects for the do-it-yourself dog lovers. Look for information on how to make inexpensive and innovative […]

Go Dog, Go! Kirkland Canine Festival, July 23, 2010, Kirkland, WA

Bring your family and dog, and join Go Do, Go! for a howling good time!  Look for doggie contests and games, Canine Disc Competition, Flyball and Agility demonstrations, yoga with your dog, canine freestyle dancing, small dog fashion show, vendors, pet adoptions, and food.  Free admission.  Presented by the City of Kirkland, Kirkland Dog Off-Leash […]

Remembering Peanut & Daisy

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In a recent post, I wrote about my childhood dogs but I wanted to share more about one in particular: Peanut. Like so many childhood dogs, Peanut taught me about everything from love to loss. In between, he also taught me about friendship–thanks to his most unlikely bond with our pet duck–and perseverance, after a […]

Peanut & Daisy Photo Gallery

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I’m so lucky that my parents recently ran across some photos of Peanut and Daisy, my childhood dog and duck that I wrote about in my first big magazine article. Peanut loved to sit in the backyard swing and watch Daisy as she walked around the yard: They shared a common doghouse: The two loved […]

Social Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Time for another Social Saturday! Every week, we fetch many of our postings from the week from our DogTipper Facebook fan page and our Twitter accounts (both @DogTipper and @HollywoodDogs, the Twitter account for our Celebrity Canines blogger). Be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter and bark out a hello when you’re there! […]

“High School Musical” Star KayCee Stroh with Her Dog

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In May 2009 High School Musical star KayCee Stroh and her husband Ben Higginson welcomed a bouncing baby Beagle into their family. Like so many puppy parents, when the actress found herself pondering such pet topics as how to stop puppy puddles in inappropriate places and what to do when your barking buddy learns how […]

River City Cluster of Dog Shows, June 17-20, 2010, San Antonio

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San Antonio is going to the dogs! This year’s River City Cluster of Dog Shows in San Antonio, Texas consists of two dog shows featuring local kennel clubs: * Comal County Kennel Club: June 17 & 19, 2010 * Bexar County Kennel Club: June 18 & 20, 2010 Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Market […]