Amazing Pet Expo: Bay Area Pet Expo, San Jose, CA, Jan. 17


It’s time for the first Amazing Pet Expo of 2015! In the San Francisco area, kick off the year with the Bay Area Pet Expo on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Featured Pet Celebrity The show will feature Wayde King, Brett Raymer and Irwin Raymer, stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked” show: Bring Your Dog! As with […]

Choosing a Dog-Friendly Car

Our Jeep has logged a lot of miles with our dogs--but we know that sooner or later we'll be looking for a replacement.

Is your car dog-friendly? Will your dogs be a factor in your decision when purchasing your next car? This is a conversation we’ve been having a lot in our home. Both of our cars are older than old. My Jeep is now 15 years old, and our pickup is 14. We know the inevitable could […]

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 […]

Recipe: South Water Kitchen’s Doggie Treats

SWK Exterior

South Water Kitchen in downtown Chicago has shared their recipe for SWK Doggie Treats, prepared by Executive Chef Roger Waysok. If you visit Chicago, your dog can enjoy the complimentary treats at the Dog Days on the Patio promotion this summer! Your pooch will receive complimentary house-made SWK Doggie Treats, and you will receive $5 […]

Exploring Pet-Friendly Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square is more popular with sunbathers, readers, families, artists and even dogs than city founder William Penn ever could have imagined. The park sits in one of the Philadelphia’s toniest neighborhoods, aptly named Rittenhouse.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Today we are off on the first of our “staycations” this week, hitting the road with Irie and Tiki…so we wanted to share a special guest post with you from Visit Philadelphia! Pet lovers are crazy about their animal companions and spend $61 billion a year in the U.S. on pet services and accouterments to prove […]

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 […]

Helping Dogs on Your USVI Vacation


As you know, before we were pet writers, we were Caribbean guidebook writers. The majority of our work was in Jamaica but we wrote several comprehensive books to the region and also covered many of the other islands for trade magazines. One of our favorite destinations was the USVI or  US Virgin Islands. More than […]

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Unleashes PetStay Program

Paris Hilton in a Harrah's Suite2

It’s summertime, and the living is easy for canines on vacation with their pet parents in America’s Favorite Playground as Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has recently unleashed its new Fido-friendly initiative, PetStay. For an additional $50 per night, travelers with one or two tail-wagging chums who weigh 50 pounds or less can book one of Harrah’s […]

Packing for Your Dog’s Hiking Trip (Video)


Are you ready to get out and explore with your dog? After a long (long) winter, we know that many of you are ready to grab your four-legged buddy and hit the trail for some summer adventure, camping getaways, and hikes. Today, thanks to Petco, we have a guest video from Andrew Skurka, named “Adventurer […]

Welcome to Our New Sponsor: #Kurgo


We are very happy to welcome a new sponsor here on DogTipper: Kurgo! As you know, we are big, big believers in safely securing your dog in the car, whether you’re out running errands, taking a day trip, or off on the trip of a lifetime. Both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses any time […]

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