Keeping Your Dog Safe In a Hurricane

As many of you know, before we were pet writers, we were travel guidebook writers specializing in the Caribbean. We traveled to the islands many times every year as we researched our guidebooks. Because of the publishing schedule of travel guidebooks (and because hotels host travel writers at a time when demand is lowest), most […]

Helping Petfinder Foundation

Four years ago yesterday, we adopted Irie. We’d visited her shelter because we’d seen an Australian cattle dog on Petfinder, but once we arrived at the shelter we realized the cattle dog was just too energetic to be a companion to our then 15-year-old Yoda. While we were at the shelter, we recognized another dog […]

DOG TALK®, Oct. 15, 2011

We’ve written many times about how we’ve used to find Tiki, Irie, and Inca. This sitere has become an incredible resource in finding pets (of all kinds) at shelters and rescues. This week, Tracie Hotchner’s DOG TALK® and Kitties, too! has a special show that celebrates PETFINDER.COM and shelter dogs everywhere! Betsy Saul was […]

Petfinder’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week, Sept. 17-25, 2011

As you know, we’ve used Petfinder to adopt several members of our family–both canines and felines–and several that could be considered “less adoptable.” Because of that, we wanted to help spread the word about the upcoming Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet-Week by The week runs September 17-25, 2011. This year’s event has a special theme: “Don’t Hate Me […]

Hopping in the Easter Rabbit Adoptathon

Surprise! Today is the All Things Dog Blog Easter Rabbit Adoptathon and we’re hopping along! We have to admit that we’ve never lived with a rabbit. (We do have many rabbits out here, mostly cottontails but some jackrabbits…but that doesn’t really count.) But, of course, we are all about adoption…so we’re hopping along! Sadly, many […]

BISSELL Supports Foundation

As you know, here at DogTipper we’re all about helping get more dogs into happy homes so any news that comes across our desk that helps that cause is definitely good news! Here’s some great news: BISSELL Homecare Inc., a company that has long been an advocate for pet adoption, has announced that it be […]

Using Petfinder

Yesterday we wrote about how you can use Petfinder to locate rescues close to you as well as adoption events in your area, all part of our coverage for #AdoptTheInternet Day, a celebration of Petfinder’s 15th anniversary. Today we wanted to look at how to find your next furry friend using Petfinder’s main search engine. […]

Be a Part of #AdoptTheInternet Day!

We’ve been posting about #AdoptTheInternet Day since late February…and it’s finally here! Today marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of, a site that has helped so, so many animals find homes and has forever changed the way the public thinks about locating a new furry (or feathered) member of their family. Today Petfinder […]

Using Petfinder to Locate Local Rescues

As we wrote about the other day, we’ve used to help us adopt three of our furry family members. Using is very easy–you can search for dogs, cats, or other animals near the location of your choice–you can also narrow your search and find plenty of other helpful adoption information on this site […]

How We Used Petfinder to Adopt

March 15, 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of Petfinder, an event celebrated with the Adopt the Internet Day that we wrote about last month. From now until March 15 we’ll be offering tips on using Petfinder (plus every day our Adoptable Pet of the Day highlights adoptable pets, often from Petfinder) but, first, we wanted […]