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  • Former Shelter Dog Stars in Annie

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Friday December 19th, 2014 at 11:38 AM


    As a dog without a home she once had a Hard Knock Life, but thanks to the new big screen adaptation of Annie a charismatic canine has gone from life in a shelter to life in the spotlight.

    Starring as the lovable orphans four-legged friend Sandy, Martis road to movie fame began in May 2013 when she was spotted at a shelter in Armonk, New York by animal trainer Bill Berloni, who has taught each tail-wagger (every one a rescue!) who has portrayed the popular pup in every major production of...

  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Slows Down for the Holidays

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 01:00 PM


    Were counting down to the holidays now although, in some ways, we are already feeling the quieter days now. As we wrapped up a busy year of Event Barkers Twitter parties, our schedule freed up some time recently, time that weve happily been spending on day trips with Irie and Tiki. This week we headed out to the Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg to enjoy the German Christmas decorations, lunch at the very dog-friendly Altdorf Restaurant, and just a few hours away from the computer....

  • A Fetching Affair Helps Pit Bulls in Need

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday December 18th, 2014 at 12:27 PM


    NHL players who are accustomed to serving up points on the ice will team up to serve drink to fans of sports and Spots at the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundations second actual fundraiser, A Fetching Affair.

    Taking place at The Drake Hotel, the elegant evening will not only include appearances by members of the Chicago Blackhawks, but also the chance to dine on tasty treats and place bids in an auction, all to help the paws cause.

    Founded by the Chicago Blackhawks left winger and his wife, the...

  • Pit Bulls and Parolees: Holiday Special Airs Dec. 20th

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday December 17th, 2014 at 11:43 AM


    Animal Planet invites fans of Fidos to celebrate the season with a special heart-warming holiday edition of Pit Bulls and Parolees.

    Have yourself a merry little Pitmas as you watch the team at Villalobos Rescue Center embark on a quest to make the season bright for Brandi and Snickers two of the rescue organizations longtime resident Rovers by giving them the gift of a forever home. Spearheaded by rescuer Tania, efforts to help potential pet parents picture the pooches in their life includes...

  • FreeKibble.com & Ellen DeGeneres Work to Deliver 565,000 Pet Meals

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday December 17th, 2014 at 07:09 AM


    Its the season for giving and this week Ellen DeGeneres pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, is joining Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org are joining together to give 565,000 meals to needy pets.

    For the fourth year in a row, the Holiday Kibble Drop will deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to pets in need at more than 30 shelters and rescues in 15 cities throughout the 2014 holiday season.

    At each Kibble Drop location, shelters and rescues will receive a food donation on behalf of...

  • What Inspires Us to Write About Dogs

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday December 16th, 2014 at 06:44 PM


    This post is sponsored by BlogPaws, a free place to connect with like-minded pet people who are active in social media.

    As our regular readers know, our pets have changed our lives in SO many ways, not just personally but professionally as well. Prior to 2008, John and I were travel guidebook writers specializing in the Caribbean, on the road at least once a month. With the adoption of Irie and then, six months later, Tiki, we decided to focus our attentions closer to home and learn all that...

  • Winter Paw Care Survey (+ Enter to Win a $30 Gift Card!)

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday December 16th, 2014 at 08:24 AM


    The official start to winter is just days away but in many areas winter weather isnt waiting for the calendar! We all know how important it is to keep our dogs active during the winter months, even when you are confronted with ice and snow. Weve got a short survey (just five questions) to learn more about your winter paw care concerns. Please take the survey below then, below the survey, enter to win a $30 gift card to your choice of your favorite online pet retailer: PetSmart, Petco, Wag, or...

  • Food Network Star Helps Animal Rescue

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Monday December 15th, 2014 at 08:57 AM


    A celebrity chef with a hunger to help animals in need, Katie Lee who recently tasted victory on the Food Networks cuisine-themed competition, Chopped has created a recipe for a better tomorrow for homeless pets by dishing out her winnings from the shows special charity-inspired holiday episode to a paws cause.

    Little Victories Animal Rescue, which counts Lees mother among its group of dedicated volunteers, is receiving a $10,000 donation thanks to the star of The Food Network series The...

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