About Paris Permenter & John Bigley: Pet Writers

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tiki-kissing-portraitWelcome to DogTipper.com! I’m Paris Permenter; I’m the publisher of DogTipper along with my husband, John Bigley. We live in the Texas Hill Country near Austin and love sharing our tips and top product picks for dog lovers with an eye on the budget.

We share our homes and our hearts with two mixed breed rescue girls: Irie and Tiki. We adopted both girls in 2008, and they inspired us to launch DogTipper that same year.

John and I came to the pet writing world after 20 years as travel guidebook authors. 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 CatTipper.com!)

Whether you’re a new pet parent or a long-time dog lover looking to learn a few new tricks, we are so happy to have you as part of the DogTipper family! We’ve got over 10,000 pages here including tips at home and tips on the road. In our Dog Tips 101 section, we feature tips for new pet parents.

We hope you’ll subscribe to our updates; we conduct frequent giveaways and Twitter parties featuring new pet products (in the last year, our readers have won over $25,000 in pet prizes!)

Most importantly, we have a lot of fun here. DogTipper is a positive place, a spot where we want you to feel free to ask any kind of dog question. We celebrate dog rescue with upbeat, happy news, and love sharing the joy that our dogs bring to our lives each and every day!



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