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 […]

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! 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 […]