Irie & Tiki’s First Hayride!

We’ve had a busy week here reorganizing after Saturday’s Barktoberfest and, on Monday, getting Jetty’s spay surgery. Before this year’s Halloween fun retreats into memory, though, I wanted to share last week’s fun getaway we enjoyed. We visited the dog-friendly Elgin Christmas Tree Farm for their annual fall fun event. For the month of October, […]

Houston Astros Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. Helps Dogs in Need

The 2017 World Series is underway, and while only time will tell whether The Los Angeles Dodgers or the Houston Astros will win the championship, one player has already won the admiration of animal lovers for helping dogs who have been thrown a curve ball by life. A post shared by Lance McCullers Jr. (@lancemccullers43) […]

Join Us at Barktoberfest!

If you’ll be in the Austin area on Saturday, Oct. 28, please be sure to join us at the annual Barktoberfest Dog Walk & Festival to benefit the Central Texas SPCA! We’ll have a PawZaar booth in the pavilions (with some great show specials)–and Irie and Tiki will be joining us, too! This year the […]

10 Great Fall Getaways In Texas!

Recently I had the chance to write an article for Trivago featuring 10 great fall getaways in Texas. “Ready and Rarin’ To Go For Fall Weekend Getaways in Texas” includes some great (and many very dog-friendly) destinations that we know you’ll want to mark for your next trip to the Lone Star State: Waco: Head […]

#FixerUpper Fans: Grab Your Dog + Visit Magnolia Market

If you’re crying over your shiplap today at yesterday’s announcement that HGTV’s Fixer Upper will come to an end after the upcoming fifth season, it may be time to plan a trip to Waco, Texas. This summer, my Mom and I had the chance to run up to Waco for another visit to the very […]

Renee Zellweger, Lucy Pet Foundation + More Fly Harvey Dogs to Safety

Over the course of her career on the silver screen, Renee Zellweger has won three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA and the top dog of acting accolades, an Academy Award.  Now, in her real life role as a Texas native concerned for the dogs and cats affected by Hurricane Harvey, […]

Dog Friendly Ghost Tours!

  From sentimental strolls that emphasize history over mystery to expeditions complete with equipment that may record an ectoplasmic encounter, numerous dog-friendly ghost tours from coast to coast invite both you and your aspiring Scooby Doo to peek into the past. We’ve unearthed the following trips back in time that allow sleuthing Spots to join […]

Stars Help Animals Affected by #HurricaneHarvey

Professions which attract the spotlight also offer those who stand in its glow the ability to illuminate issues so that problems…and ultimately, solutions… can be seen by more people. From choosing the option of pet adoption to the plight of puppy mill dogs, celebrities have helped to raise both the public’s awareness of, and much-needed […]

Helping Pets + People After #HurricaneHarvey

Many thanks to everyone for reaching out to us after Friday’s double setback–the death of our kitten, Ochi, and our evacuation from Hurricane Harvey. We spent three nights with our pets at a local La Quinta with people–and many, many pets–who evacuated from the Texas coast and, just as we were leaving Monday, from Houston. […]

Back from the Beach!

We are back from a quick, one-night trip to the coast with Irie and Tiki! We usually go to the beach for several days but this was an unusual circumstance. We needed to visit a nursing home about an hour’s drive from the coast. John is the guardian to his aunt and three elderly cousins […]