8 Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home with Family Members

This Wednesday through Friday I’m gone to Pittsburgh for a trip sponsored by Nutrish. I’ll be joining many of the other Nutrish influencers to tour a local shelter, walk adoptable dogs, and more. I’m flying there and back so Irie and Tiki will be home all day, every day with John. It’s not like we’re […]

Infographic: Moving with Pets

Moving is a stressful time–whether you have two or four legs. With so many details to manage, from coordinating arrangements with movers to finding and settling in a new home, it’s especially important to put one person in the family in charge of your pets’ care. That person, whether you’re boxing and unboxing or checking […]

Austin Pet Expo, Aug. 20-21 #AmazingPetExpo

In a city known as The Live Music Capital of the World, the sound of playful barking will be music to the ears of dog lovers during the Austin Pet Expo, a two-day celebration of all our pals with paws and claws. Activities Watch as talented tail-waggers work their way through weave poles, tackle a […]

7 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Dog Sitter

As we quickly approach the summer travel season, today we have a a very timely guest post from Ashley Jacobs, the founder of Sitting for a Cause, a pet sitting website that donates 50% of their profits to animal-related causes. She is passionate about helping animals in need and resides in Newport Beach with her […]

Shopping for a Dog-Friendly Car

OK, let’s get one thing out before we begin this discussion: my interest in cars is pretty much limited to (1) I want the car the start when I turn the key and (2) I want everyone in the car to be comfortable and safe as we travel. Perhaps partially because of that fact, we […]

Day Trip Safety with Your Dog

This post is brought to you by Kurgo, a company we rely on for many of our dog travel needs! As we told you about last month, John and I have been busily running around updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook. The book focuses on trips within a two-hour drive of the city so […]

Skype with Your Dog – Celebrity Style!

From signing autographs to attending red carpet premieres, the professional life of a globe-trotting celebrity may be glamorous, but it also means spending time apart from the dogs who play major roles in their personal lives. To keep in touch with their furry family members, Tinseltown stars have embarked on a new trend: bonding with […]

Winter Slush: How to Keep Your Car Clean

This post is brought to you by Kurgo. As always, DogTipper only shares companies whose products we use with our own pets! Unlike many parts of the country, we don’t have snow here in Central Texas–but we have had plenty of mud and even ice this winter. Day after day of cold drizzle has left […]

Keeping Your Dog Bed Clean with a Kurgo Duvet

OK, let’s just say it like it is: dogs can be dirty. And this time of year, when snow, slush, and rain can mean muddy paws, some of that dirt can wind up on your dog’s bed. And winter won’t be an end to the doggie dirt but just the beginning, thanks to spring rains […]

How to Keep Your Car Clean on a Doggie Beach Trip!

This week, we’ve been traveling with Irie and Tiki to Port Aransas, Texas. We’d planned to take our trip right after Labor Day (prices make a big drop right after the holiday) but, due to Irie’s ACL surgery, we rescheduled our trip for this week. With all the worry concerning Irie’s surgery and rehabilitation these […]

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