Renaming Your New Dog: 2 Easy Tricks!

Should you rename your newly-adopted dog if you don’t like his or her name? Let’s face it: some names just don’t roll off our tongues with ease. Other names bring up unpleasant memories of previous connections. And some names just don’t seem a good fit for your newest family member. In all our years of […]

The Joys Of Adopting A Senior Pet

by Heather Loenser, DVM, Staff Veterinary Advisor, Professional and Public Affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association If we had the choice, our pets would live as long as we do, but sadly, that’s not the case. All members of the animal kingdom age at different rates. Hamsters rarely live past 3 years of age, […]

10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog #NutrishSeniorPets

We adopted both Irie and Tiki at the age of six months. I’ll be honest: for all the puppy fun and incredible joy, there was a lot of work as well. From digging in the yard to chewing off each other’s collars, we had a busy, busy time during the first two years. As they’ve […]

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Choose Rescue

We have chosen rescue many, many times…and we couldn’t be happier. I remember clearly the day, as a teenager, when we went to the shelter to pick out Pepsi, a beautiful shepherd mix. Since Pepsi, we have shared our hearts and our homes with so many furry family members, each from local shelters. Our PawZaar […]

5 Types of Pets We Would Love You to Consider for #AdoptaShelterPet Month

 This post is sponsored by BlogPaws. I am being compensated to support Adopt a Shelter Pet Month with an educational post, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. BlogPaws is not responsible for the content of this article. October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, a time when the public […]

Considering Dog Adoption? Check These AVMA Tips

Selecting the right dog to adopt is no easy choice. Like selecting a life partner, it’s a decision that you’ll live with in the long term, through thick and through thin. Unlike selecting a mate, though, you don’t get a long courtship to make that decision! We know firsthand from our own adoptions of Tiki […]

Finding the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

When it comes to finding the right dog breed for your family, it is imperative that you do your research. While Dalmatians might be cute, they come with temperamental issues that can be hard on some dog owners. Adopting a dog is a major responsibility. It is important that you know what you are getting […]

Ask Paris: My Newly Adopted Dog Wakes Us At Night!

My husband and I adopted our dog Chewey three weeks ago. We’re having a little problem and don’t know where to go to get answers. Then I stumbled upon your page and was hoping you can give me advice. Chewey is about three years old. He’s a Lhasa Mix, not sure with what. He’s VERY […]

Is an Adult Dog or Puppy Right for You?

When you are thinking about adding a canine friend to the family, you may be deciding whether you should buy a puppy or adopt an adult dog. Puppies and older dogs provide very different experiences as pets. Here are five questions to consider before making the trip to the breeder or dog shelter: 1.     How […]

Saving Yourself–By Saving a Dog

Everyone who has ever adopted an animal knows that they receive so much in return for the simple act of adoption, from the wonderful feeling of knowing they saved an animal’s life to the joy of a devoted companion. The benefits reach much further, though, including mental and physical benefits. We just received this infographic […]