Win a Stay at a Texas Ranch & A Copy of Our New Book!

Are you in Texas…or would you like to plan a vacation in Texas? Our friends over at are hosting a great giveaway for a two-night stay at the dog-friendly Spotted Pony Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas (one of our very favorite Hill Country towns) AND a copy of our new book, DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs! […]

Shorty Rossi to Attend Rock-A-Bully 3

For the third year, Animal Planet personality Shorty Rossi and his canine companion Hercules will make a ‘Pit’ stop in The Big D for a paws cause as Pit Bull Warrior presents Rock-A-Bully 3. The family-and Fido-friendy event (for all dogs who have been vaccinated, altered and on a leash) will feature an array of […]

Pit Bulls and Parolees Star To Visit Texas on The ‘P’ Word Tour

A driving force in the world of animal welfare, Pit Bulls and Parolees star Tia Torres will make a ‘Pit’ stop on Villalobos Rescue Center’s The ‘P’ Word Tour at the Pistons & Pits car show fundraiser to steer attention toward the need to help canines who are dogged by people’s prejudice. Taking place October 19th […]

Ross Bennett from Fashion Star Helps Puppy Mill Dogs

Knowing that compassion never goes out of style, Fashion Star season one contestant Ross Bennett will be among the attendees at the 2013 Puppy Mill Awareness Day Austin VIP reception. As the proud pet parent of puppy mill survivor Sophia, the designer is tailor made to take on the role of celebrity speaker at the […]

Puppy Mill Awareness Day Texas, Austin, TX, September 22, 2013

He may be known for providing the backbeat for the multi-platinum-selling band Poison, but when he’s not on stage Rikki Rockett drums up attention for paws causes. A long-time animal advocate, the rock star will make an encore appearance at Austin’s fourth annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day Texas– part of a movement which is celebrating […]

Please Come See Us at the Austin #AmazingPetExpo Saturday!

This Saturday, we’ll be exhibiting at the Austin Pet Expo, one of the Amazing Pet Expos! We hope everyone will come by and see us at Booth 709 where you can also enter for our great giveaways with prizes from the dog-friendly Red Roof Inns, stylish Enchanted Home Pet, and more! At 11:40, Paris will […]

#AmazingPetExpo, Austin, TX, August 3, 2013

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and the news that a day filled with dogged devotion for all our furry, finned and feathered friends is coming to the city is music to the ears of Central Texas animal lovers. Celebrity Spotting Making a ‘Pit’ stop to meet fans and promote […]

#AmazingPetExpo, Dallas, TX, June 8, 2013

“Big things happen here.” The official slogan for the city known as The Big D is also an apt description for the Dallas Pet Expo, where pet parents and their pups can enjoy a day devoted to all our furry, finned and feathered friends. Celebrity Spotting Making a ‘Pit’ stop in Dallas, Animal Planet personality […]

Pet Friendly Hotels in West Texas

by Sheila Williams Candlewood Suites, Fort Stockton, Texas We (Phoebe Rose, my traveling Pug, and I) stopped over in Fort Stockton on a recent road trip from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Austin, Texas. I was impressed that Candlewood Suites manager Paul Amayo made a point of responding to guest reviews on Trip Advisor —usually […]

Wordless Wednesday: Goliad State Park, Goliad, Texas

Like the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, the south Texas town of Goliad holds a special place in the state’s history. Founded by the Spanish, Goliad is the third oldest city in Texas. To protect their passage to the Gulf, the Spaniards moved their Mission Espíritu Santo and its royal protector, Presidio La […]