Our Glamping with Dogs Getaway! #GlampingwithPets

For the past few weeks, we’ve been using Glamping with Pets to plan a pet-friendly glamping getaway with Irie and Tiki. We knew we’d be traveling during the Supermoon, a date when the moon was closer than it has been to the Earth since 1948. As luck would have it, we couldn’t have found a […]

Could Your Community Become No Kill?

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Whenever I mention that Austin, Texas is my hometown, the response is just about always overwhelmingly positive. People love Austin for its music scene, fun vibe, great food, and scenic Hill Country setting. But I’m most proud of my community for another […]

Fido + Fluffy’s Freebie Friday Gets Ready for a Weekend Conference

This weekend I’m off to American Pets Alive, a conference sponsored by Austin Pets Alive (where our cats Ochi and Lucky were adopted). The conference is in Austin on the University of Texas campus, about an hour’s drive from our house, and consists of three days of sessions and workshops related to rescue. Nutrish is […]

Our Dog-Friendly Port Aransas Getaway

This week we took a quick trip to Port Aransas, one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Texas. The beaches here are dog-friendly year around but we love the fall months when the beaches are very quiet. (Leashes are mandatory year-around.) We wanted to share our top activities on this trip: Enjoying the Dog-Friendly Port […]

Dog-friendly Halloween Events

Are you looking to scare up a little fun for your dog this October? Why not treat your four-pawed pal to a Halloween-themed event that will get you both in the ‘spirit’ of the season! Following are just a few of the many dog-friendly Halloween events taking place across the country. Is there a Halloween […]

Our Day at Lake Georgetown

Well, the calendar may say it’s autumn…but summer is sticking around here in Central Texas. We took advantage of the warm weather to give Irie and Tiki another swim day, this time enjoying a day trip at nearby Lake Georgetown. The US Corps of Engineers parks that line this lake on the San Gabriel River […]

10 Dog-Friendly Day Trip Ideas This Fall

The calendar may not officially say fall yet, but we’re already feeling an autumn crispness here in Texas. While I love summer, by this time of year I’m ready (really, really ready) for some cooler weather. During the hottest months of the summer, our dog travel gets curtailed and limited to swimming–and enjoying our air-conditioning–but […]

Enchanted Rock Changing Pet Policy #TexasWithDogs

One of our favorite day trips with Irie and Tiki is to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located in the Texas Hill Country. We often stop in Fredericksburg for lunch at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants then continue on to Enchanted Rock, the second largest stone formation in the country after Georgia’s Stone Mountain. […]

Our Trip to Canyon of the Eagles

We’ve done a LOT of book signings through the years at a wide variety of venues: bookstores, festivals, trade shows, expos, newcomers’ clubs, you name it. But this past weekend we had the opportunity to do a book signing at Canyon of the Eagles, a unique resort located northwest of Austin on the shores of […]

Our Visit to Flatonia, Texas #TexaswithDogs

One of the toughest aspects of writing a travel guidebook is the necessity to pick and choose. Gone are the days of the comprehensive guidebook. Today most volumes are “the best of” collections, a curated assortment of travel destinations, accommodations, and activities on a particular theme. The same was true for our DogTipper’s Texas with […]