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Let’s face it: mud happens. And, in the fall, it can happen a lot. Recent rains in our area have us battling mud and muddy paws, but we’re not letting that stop us from our much-anticipated day trips. Now that Irie is recovering from her ACL surgery, we’re finally able to return to an abbreviated […]

Cleaning Up Muddy Pawprints


This has been a week of rain in the Austin area, due in part to Hurricane Odile. Although the downside is that it caused flash flooding in some areas (not here), the rain was much-needed after a long, long drought. But, as we all know, rain means mud. And mud means muddy pawprints. How can […]

Tips for Traveling to the Vet’s Office


We talk a lot about traveling with our dogs–but sometimes, as with this week, that travel isn’t a day trip or vacation. Instead, it’s a trip to the veterinarian’s office. As you know, on Monday Irie had TPLO surgery for a torn ACL. The previous Friday, we headed to our regular vet’s office then Monday […]

10 Tips to Safe Summer Pet Travel


Today we’re headed out on a getaway (and book signing!) with Irie and Tiki so we wanted to share a guest post from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, long vacation or even a day trip, be sure to check out this list of important travel tips! Pet-friendly, USA. […]

Save During #Kurgo Clearance Sale!


We love saving money, and we love pet travel products…put the two of them together and we’re happy canine campers! We just received word that Kurgo has a super sale going on right now. Look for harnesses, seat covers, collars, bowls, coats and more. The $25 Wander Coat is now just $7.50, and the Wander […]

Review: Kurgo Cargo Cape


We love traveling with Irie and Tiki. In the summer, we try to take them swimming at least once a week. We love to head to the state parks and the constant level lakes (especially great during our ongoing drought) and let the swim. Of course, swimming dogs means muddy paws and wet dogs upon […]

Review: #Kurgo Collaps-a-Bowl


Just last week, we decided to take the Kurgo Collaps-a-Bowl for a test drive on one of our day trips. Along with Irie and Tiki, we headed to our favorite dog-friendly Texas state park: Inks Lake State Park. Like its name suggests, this bowl collapses for easy storage (and even has a hole in the […]

Save 20% with #Kurgo Father’s Day Coupon Code!

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It’s time to celebrate Father’s Day with a special offer from Kurgo! We know you love Kurgo for all their dog travel, outdoors, and car safety gear…now you can save 20 percent on your purchase! At checkout on, use coupon code DOGDAD14. Hurry…this offer expires Monday!   Kurgo is a DogTipper sponsor. As always, […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Front Seat


Think of distracted driving and you probably picture drivers on the phone, either talking or texting. (Don’t let me get started on that topic…) According to, the official US government website about distracted driving, “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving….” […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe on Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond


Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season…for people AND their dogs. We all know that Memorial Day weekend presents its own special hazards thanks to an increased number of people on the road. We just returned from a getaway with Irie and Tiki so we could squeeze in one […]

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