Think of a homeless dog and you might picture sad images—but it doesn’t have to be this way. Each pet is a furry family member, just waiting for a family to love.
Nearly 7 million dogs and cats pass through the US animal shelter system every year. You know the joy that these pets can bring—and know that rescue pets rescue us. Join the movement. Show your pride in your rescue pet and let’s inspire others to adopt, don’t shop!
DogTipper is part of the PawZaar family, a blog for people who want to have fun with their rescue dogs and share the love that these dogs are waiting to give. Whether you are looking for fun to have at home with your rescue dog (homemade dog treats, anyone?) or are planning a getaway with your best friend, we’ve got over 10,000 pages here to help you.
Most importantly, we have a lot of fun here. DogTipper is a positive place, a spot where we want you to feel free to ask any kind of dog question. We celebrate dogs with upbeat, happy news, and love sharing the joy that our dogs bring to our lives each and every day!
We share our homes and our hearts with mixed breed rescue dogs. In 2008, we adopted Irie and Tiki, and they inspired us to launch DogTipper that same year. After Irie’s loss to cancer in 2018, we adopted Bärli.
John and I came to the pet writing world after 20 years as travel guidebook authors. We’ve written over 35 guidebooks and 2,000+ magazine and newspaper articles covering destinations ranging from Jamaica to Jordan, the Bahamas to Borneo. We changed our focus to Fidos in 2008. In 2011, we added CatTipper to the family, since we also share our home and our hearts with three rescue cats, Inca, Lucky and Jetty. And in 2015, we launched our PawZaar online boutique featuring jewelry and accessories that celebrate our pets, all while helping sponsor a homeless dog or cat waiting for a forever home.