Review: Sherpa Ultimate Pet Carrier

As we’ve written about before, before we started DogTipper we were full-time travel writers. We specialized in guidebook writing so that meant being on the move a lot, often living out of our suitcases since we didn’t have time to unpack at each one-night research stop. When we weren’t living out of the luggage, we […]

Virgin America Launches No Chihuahua Left Behind Sale

Three cheers for Virgin America and its “No Chihuahua Left Behind” Fare Sale! As you may know, the West Coast has an overpopulation of homeless chihuahuas…and the East Coast has a chihuahua shortage. The answer? Fly the chihuahuas to their new homes…and that’s where Virgin America is stepping in. To celebrate the airline’s new nonstop […]

Trupanion Offers Tips for Air Travel with Pets

With holiday travel right around the corner, we wanted to pass along these tips from Trupanion for air travel with dogs and cats. (Along with these tips, we’d recommend booking a non-stop flight whenever possible to make the trip easier on both you and your dog and to minimize chances for your dog to get […]

Southwest Airlines Says All Aboard to Small Dogs, Cats

Fido now has the “Freedom to Fly” on Southwest Airlines as long as he’s small enough to fit in an underseat carrier. The popular low-fare carrier is now allowing passengers to bring small cats and dogs in the aircraft cabin for a special “pet fare” of $75 each way. (Pets are not permitted in cargo.) […]

Getting Your Dog Ready to Fly

With the holiday season just around the corner, many dog lovers are making travel plans that include their dogs. What steps should you take to fly with your dog? Step one: talk to your vet. You’ll want to make sure your dog is healthy enough to fly. Even flying in a carrier beneath the seat […]