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About Us

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Do you love to celebrate life with your dog? Of course you do! Our love of including our dogs in every aspect of our lives–from restaurant dining to daily walks to weekend getaways–inspired us to launch in 2008.

I’m Paris Permenter, co-founder of DogTipper along with my husband, John Bigley.

Based near Austin, Texas, we’re longtime travel guidebook writers, cookbook authors, day trip aficionados–and, most importantly, devoted pet parents. We share our homes and our hearts with our rescue dogs and three cats.

Our Background

Paris Permenter, cookbook author

John and I came to the pet writing world after 20 years as travel guidebook authors.

We’ve written over 35 guidebooks including Texas with Dogs (Simon and Schuster) and 2,000+ magazine and newspaper articles covering destinations ranging from Jamaica to Jordan, the Bahamas to Borneo. Our freelance pet work has appeared in publications ranging from Chewy to Rover. Since 2012, we have written the “Bowser on a Budget” column for FIDO Friendly magazine.

John and I are the authors of The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Simon & Schuster). Press coverage for our latest cookbook included USA Today, Woman’s Day, Rachael Ray Every Day, Natural Awakenings, Mother Earth News, Dogster and other magazines.


  • Best Dog Blog, BlogPaws
  • Best Use of Social Media, DogTime Media Petties
  • Finalist, Best Overall Blog, Best Active Living Blog, DogTime Media Petties
  • Winner, Muse Medallion, Cat Writers’ Association
  • Certificate of Excellence for Best Online Article, Cat Writers’ Association
  • Finalist, Dog Writers Association of America annual awards; Books, “Other Topic” category for DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs

Our Other Sites

Along with DogTipper, we’re also the founders of YUCKY PUPPY, an online store featuring our exclusive YUCKY PUPPY® dog walking bags, poop bag carriers and more.

And we celebrate Aussiedoodles like our Isla on My Aussiedoodle — and cats on our cat blog and sister site, CatTipper!

Professional Conferences

I’ve been a frequent speaker at professional conferences including:

  • BlogPaws (monetizing your blog and getting creative with social media)
  • BarkWorld Expo (book publishing)
  • Public Relations Society of America (working with bloggers)
  • Society of American Travel Writers (working with public relations professionals)

Professional Training

Graduate, FernDog Dog Trainer Academy

Graduate, PetTech PetSaver Training in Pet CPR, First Aid

Professional Membership

Paris is a member of:

Dog Writers’ Association of America