Happy Birthday Tiki–And a Major Announcement for DogTipper!


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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 […]

I’m Off to #BlogPaws This Week!


I’ve got some exciting news: this week I’ll be headed to Las Vegas for the 2014 BlogPaws Conference! I didn’t plan to attend due to budget restrictions but I’m so fortunate that BlogPaws will now be sponsoring me! I’ll head out on Wednesday for the conference, held on the shores of Lake Las Vegas. This […]

We’re Spring Cleaning Here on DogTipper!


It’s spring cleaning time here on DogTipper! With our site now passing 10,000 pages, we’re doing a little virtual housecleaning and rearranging of furniture. One big change will be a move of the pet blog directory to its own domain! Watch for this site launch this month, complete with some new features. We’ll also be […]

Texas Bluebonnets (& a Giveaway!)


Today we’ve been out with Irie and Tiki searching for bluebonnet fields. This winter was a long one so bluebonnets are a bit late this spring. The drought continues in this area and fields are a little spotty, but we still found some great patches for our obligatory Texas spring portrait: And we found another […]