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 […]

Pet Travel Tips #SkypeMoments


As you know, I’m the Skype ambassador for pets. We love to travel with our dogs Irie and Tiki as much as possible; they made most of the research trips for Texas with Dogs with us and they love nothing better than a car ride. I was recently interviewed by Kristen Kellogg of Border Free […]

10 Ways to Help Your Dog Enjoy Car Travel #ProTips


This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. We know that many people think that ALL dogs love to travel… …but, the more people we talk with, the more we realize that many dogs are reluctant to travel […]

10 Tips to Safe Summer Pet Travel


Today we’re headed out on a getaway (and book signing!) with Irie and Tiki so we wanted to share a guest post from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, long vacation or even a day trip, be sure to check out this list of important travel tips! Pet-friendly, USA. […]

Saving Your Dog’s Paws with Snuggy Boots


Is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, just think how that heat feels on your dog’s paws! In the above video, you can see some really alarming numbers about hot summer asphalt. Did you know an 85 degree day means 140 degree asphalt? By pressing your bare hand to the […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe On the Fourth of July


The countdown is on to the holiday that so many dogs–and dog lovers–dread: the Fourth of July. This day of family fun ends in fireworks in so many locations and results in more pets running away than any other day of the year. Shelters are already bracing for the influx of lost dogs and cats […]

10 Travel Uses for Nutrish Tubs!


Irie and Tiki go through a lot of Rachael Ray Nutrish® Naturally Delish™ wet food. As a result, we wind up with a LOT of plastic tubs, a reusable tub that also includes a lid. As the numbers began to stack up (I couldn’t make myself toss them), I decided to find a way to […]

Taking Your Dog to a Restaurant


We love to dine out with Irie and Tiki whenever possible. It’s something we all enjoy, like yesterday’s lunch at Fredericksburg’s Altdorf restaurant. With two large dogs, it’s not always possible to take them but, as we learned in researching our Texas with Dogs guidebook, many restaurants are very accepting of large dogs on their […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Out of the Front Seat


Think of distracted driving and you probably picture drivers on the phone, either talking or texting. (Don’t let me get started on that topic…) According to, the official US government website about distracted driving, “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving….” […]

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