Win a PetSafe® KeepSafe® Break-Away Collar

When Irie and Tiki were about a year old, I was upstairs working one day when I heard a sound…a strange sound. It wasn’t particularly loud or alarming but something about it made me get up, leave the computer, and go down and check on the dogs who were playing in the yard, just like […]

PetSafe Accepts Grant Applications for 2016 Bark for Your Park Program

PetSafe has just unleashed the application process for its sixth annual Bark for Your Park program! Over the course of the last five years, PetSafe has awarded more than $850,000 to communities from coast to coast for the formation of dog parks. This year the Bark for Your Park program is restructuring and expanding into […]

Protecting Your Pets from Holiday Hazards — The holidays present a number of hazards for our furry friends, from festive decorations to fancy dinners. We all know by now not to feed our pets table scraps and turkey bones, but how do you keep your pets out of trouble while you’re busy enjoying the holiday time with friends and family? […]

DOG TALK, Nov. 24, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: Tracie is proud to announce an “educational partnership” with Dr. Shelby Neely of, who had a cats-only veterinary clinic which she sold to become a house-call vet (in the Philadelphia area) and to concentrate on reaching a much wider audience of cat […]

Texarkana, Arkansas Named PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” Winner

We don’t get to northeast Texas very often but, the next time we do, we have to hop across the Texas border to Texarkana, Arkansas. The city has been named “top dog” in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest, beating out more than 1,000 nominated cities across the U.S. and winning a $100,000 PetSafe […]

Diet & Fitness Gift Guide: Lickety Stik

This time of year, we’re all looking for ways to watch calories…and that includes the calories we give to our dogs. Many treats can be high in calories and that can really add up, especially when you’re doing training with your dog and using many treats per session. Training treats may be small but they […]

Fido’s Faves: Safemade Pet Flexi-Bowl™

Product or Place I Am Reviewing: Safemade Pet Flexi-Bowl My Dog’s Name: Roxy and Molly What I Liked About This Product or Place: I could bake my dogs a paw-shaped cake in it. It can also be used as a food or water bowl. It washes up well. What My Dog Liked About the Product […]

Fido’s Faves: Safemade Safechew Biggle Bone

Product or Place I Am Reviewing: Safemade Pet Medium Biggie Bone My Dog’s Name: Roxy and Molly What I Liked About This Product or Place: I like that it is safe for my pets and entertains them. I like that I can fill it with treats and freeze it. I filled it with strawberry yogurt […]

PetSafe Names “Bark for Your Park” Finalists

Fifteen US cities have been named finalists in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” competition–and now it’s time for you to help choose a winner. One city will win $100,000 toward building a local dog park. The 15 finalist cities are: Allentown, Pennsylvania Bullhead City, Arizona Derby, Vermont Fort Dodge, Iowa Huntington, West Virginia Kirkland, […]

PetSafe Breed Identification DNA Kit Review

Product: PetSafe Breed Identification DNA Kit Manufacturer: PetSafe What It Is: home DNA collection kit for identifying dog breeds DogTipper Review: Have you ever wondered what breeds make up your mixed breed dog’s heritage? We’ve had both Irie and Tiki tested and learned their breed mix and have had so much fun telling people about […]