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Our Dogs Are Family – And That Includes Family Travel

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This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish, a company whose proceeds all go to support homeless pets. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors. The upcoming holiday season really makes me value our family – and that family is definitely one composed of both humans and pets. The […]

Did You See Irie & Tiki in USA Weekend?

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If your local paper is one of the 800+ newspapers that includes the USA Weekend magazine from USA Today, then you might have seen Irie featured today! We’re very honored that USA Today asked to reprint one of the Halloween treat recipes you’ve seen here on DogTipper! I baked up a batch of the Halloween […]

Bloggers: How to Fetch a Book Publisher #PetBloggerMonth

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September is International Pet Blogger Month, a time that, for us, holds special significance. If you’re new to DogTipper, you may not be familiar with our background; before John and I were pet writers, we were travel writers, specializing in guidebook writing. For years, we worked on international guidebooks (along with some guidebooks to our […]

Happy Birthday Tiki–And a Major Announcement for DogTipper!

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Six years ago today, we adopted a sweeter than sweet, six-month-old puppy we named Tiki, and we officially launched DogTipper.com! It has been an amazing ride, one in which we’ve had the chance to meet so many great fellow pet lovers. Although we’d been blogging since 2000 with our travel websites (and writing professionally for […]

Irie’s TPLO Surgery: When Good Knees Go Bad

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If you’ve been on our Facebook or Twitter accounts this week, you know we’ve been busy, busy with Irie’s TPLO surgery due to her torn ACL. As we told you about on Friday, she bolted after a squirrel in our yard, and, either in stopping or turning or both, tore the ACL in her right […]

Preparing for Irie’s ACL Surgery

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Well, what a difference a day makes! Last Thursday, we were making plans for Tiki’s sixth gotcha day AND the sixth anniversary of DogTipper this coming Thursday. We were looking forward to our summer vacation that we had booked in early September with Irie and Tiki at the coast. And then Friday morning along came […]

Fall Fun with Irie and Tiki #Sponsored

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This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. As I write this, the mercury is heading on up to a predicted high of 104 degrees…to be followed by more of the same for the next week. I know, […]

Making Seaside Fun Out of Seaweed

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Sometimes life gives you lemonade…and sometimes it gives you sargassum… As I told you about in yesterday’s quick post, we just returned from a two-night trip at the beach with Irie and Tiki. The beach normally looks like this: Not this time. Apparently one of the worst influxes of sargassum, a free-floating seaweed that makes […]

We’re Home from the Beach!

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We’re sorry that things have been a little quiet around here the last few days; we’ve been off to Port Aransas, Texas with Irie and Tiki! Since hotel prices along the coast rise with the week of Memorial Day, we took advantage of the last couple of days to make one more quick trip to […]

Home from BlogPaws!

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The past two days have been a busy blur as I’ve been catching up after a great time at BlogPaws! This was my sixth time to attend BlogPaws (perfect attendance so far!). This year’s conference was another incredible opportunity to learn more about the pet industry, to see what’s new for pet parents, and to […]

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