About Paris Permenter & John Bigley: Pet Writers

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Welcome to! We’re Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of professional writers and lifelong dog lovers based in the Texas Hill Country. We launched DogTipper in 2008, the year we adopted two young rescues, Tiki and Irie.

About spans over 10,000 pages, celebrating fidos and forever homes. We have a special focus on saving money and saving dogs!

Special features cover dog tips, pet product reviews, positive dog news, celebrity canines, Adoptable Dog of the Day, dog-centric festivals, dog travel, and more. We conduct frequent giveaways of interest to pet lovers.

Our sister site is with the same focus and features…but for felines!

About Us

We previously specialized in travel and business writing but, with the change in the economy and the strong tug of two young dogs at home, we changed our focus to Fidos in 2008 and haven’t looked back. (And our four cats would also like you to know that they’ve demanded equal time; we now also publish!)

We’ve authored over 30 books for publishers ranging from Random House to Globe Pequot; our dog articles have ranged from first-person pieces about a dachshund for Reader’s Digest to how-to articles for outdoor magazines about photographing dogs. We’re available for freelance assignments.

Through our career, we’ve appeared on numerous television and radio shows and in newspapers and magazines as expert guests including the Fine Living television network, USAToday, The Wall Street Journal,, Men’s Health, and others. (See our Press page for details.) Paris has spoken at many industry conferences and is also a certified dog trainer. Paris can be heard on the weekly Dog Travel Experts radio show featuring tips and destinations of special interest to dog travelers. [More about Paris Permenter on Google+.]

Our Books

Our newest book is DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs (Open Road Publishing, distributed by Simon & Schuster), published in November 2013. In April, we’ll add The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Adams Media) to our list of titles!

Our Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos leverages Paris’ background in Economics to help dog lovers learn how to make the most of their life with their dog while, at the same time, keeping a paw firmly on the budget.

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Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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