25 Things You May Not Know About Us & DogTipper


One of my goals for 2015 is to get personal here on DogTipper. Recently a reader wrote to us, asking for advice from someone within our company. Well, while I’m flattered that some people think DogTipper is a larger organization, this is definitely a Mom and Pop company. So one of my goals this year […]

Confused About Which Products to Buy?


Let’s face it: the pet market is bursting with good products. The final numbers aren’t yet in for 2014 but spending in the pet market was projected to be $58.51 billion. Pet supplies make up nearly $14 billion of those purchases, and the options are innumerable for dog beds, dog toys, treats, chews, cleaning aids, […]

Looking Ahead and Looking Behind


On this cold, rainy New Year’s Day (a far cry from the predicted ice storm we’d braced for this week),  we’ve enjoyed having the chance just to relax and snuggle with Irie and Tiki and our cats. In this season of looking behind — and ahead at the year that awaits — we’ve been quietly […]

Happy New Year!


Irie and Tiki want to wish you a very happy New Year!! We’ve got a quiet evening planned here at home with the TV turned up a bit louder than usual to drown out any fireworks. Irie’s Thundershirt is standing by, and we’ve got some bully sticks ready, too, which always seems to distract them […]

Tiki vs. the Polar Bear!


Today we’ve been traveling with Irie and Tiki in La Grange, Texas, a small town near the even smaller community where John grew up. We stopped for lunch at Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites, perched high up on a hill over the Colorado River. The park’s holiday decorations were still in place […]

Irie and Tiki Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday & Merry Christmas!


Irie and Tiki — and ALL of us — want to wish everyone a very happy holiday and Merry Christmas! Irie and Tiki have been busy today unwrapping then chewing (and chewing!) their present from Santa: big tendon chews from Merrick! Both Irie and Tiki took the task very, very seriously… Tomorrow we’ll be back […]

What Inspires Us to Write About Dogs #BlogPawsGives


This post is sponsored by BlogPaws, a free place to connect with like-minded pet people who are active in social media. I am being compensated to support Giving Month with an inspirational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. […]

Our Dogs Are Family – And That Includes Family Travel


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?


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


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 […]