2012: A Year of DogTipper Milestones

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has almost passed since I took this photo of Tiki with her 2012 glasses! It has been a busy, busy year for us and for DogTipper. Some highlights from this year included:

  • Winning both the Best Dog Blog award at BlogPaws in Salt Lake City and the Petties award for Best Use of Social Media Blog!
  • Publication of My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook!™ cookbook, the compilation of over 100 dog treat recipes from the files of our readers, fans, and us!
  • Publication of The Dog and Cat Rescue Coloring & Activity Book to help introduce young children to the joys of pet adoption
  • Completing The FernDog Trainer Academy course to become a certified dog trainer!
  • Growing Event Barkers, the social media service for pet companies we run with Carrie Boyko of All Things Dog Blog, with Twitter parties including the #RedCarpetCat Emmy event with over 20 million Twitter impressions
  • Speaking at BlogPaws in Salt Lake City with Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger and Michele Hollow of Pet News and Views
  • Hosting MeowWorld and speaking about cat blogging with Joanne McGonagle at BarkWorld Expo in Atlanta
  • Doing a 4-1/2 minute live remote broadcast on Good Morning, Texas (all while holding a little adoptable puppy named Ellen!)
  • Becoming inaugural members of the Nutro Knowledge Network
  • Becoming members of the Q-tips Tipsters team and the Maytag Moms teams
  • Attending a special Pedigree event in Nashville with a country music star you’ll recognize (more on that next month!) and spending a day volunteering at the Nashville Humane Association
  • Attending a special Greenies seminar to learn all about cat dental care and cat behavior
  • Becoming weekly columnists on pet adoption and advocacy for Pet360
  • Becoming “Bowser on a Budget” columnists for FIDO Friendly magazine
  • Attending the opening of the Beneful Dream Dog Park in Alabama
  • Attending the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in St. Louis
  • Along with Rachel Phelps of PrestonSpeaks.com, becoming Official Blog Ambassadors for Amazing Pet Expos across the country
  • Joining the American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Passing the 8,000-page mark on DogTipper.com, the 32,000-fan mark on Facebook, and the 27,000-follower mark on Twitter

Right now, we’re busy making plans for lots of fun in 2013. We look forward to getting YOUR input about what you’d like to see on the site next year…please leave us a comment, drop us an email, or send us a tweet or a Facebook post!

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About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Carrie Boyko

    It’s no wonder you’ve won those awards with all you have accomplished. Bravo partner!