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  • How to Determine the Right Toy for Your Dog

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday April 1st, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Today we have a special guest post fromby Louisa Marvin, Product Marketing Manager of Jolly Pets:

    With so many dog toy options out there, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. We know you can often become frustrated when your dogs wont play with or enjoy the toys they spent money on. Well, were here to help!

    Dog Toy Types

    The most popular types of dog toys are squeakers, balls, bones and tugs. Each are unique in their own way and each offer your dog a different play-time experience. But...

  • Calling All Pets! Does your pet have what it takes to be a TV star?

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    If youre like us, your pet is the star of your home. Now, your pet could also be a national TV star! The 1-800-PetMeds Calling All Pets Sweepstakes and Contest is going on right now, and the winning cat and dog will star in the next 1-800-PetMeds TV commercial.

    To enter your pet, go to the contest entry form at https://tv.1800petmeds.com. Once youre there, fill out the entry form, submit a photo of your star pet and tell them in 100 words or less why your pet should be on TV. Be sure to mark...

  • Day Trip Safety with Your Dog

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday March 31st, 2015 at 09:01 AM


    This post is brought to you by Kurgo, a company we rely on for many of our dog travel needs!

    As we told you about last month, John and I have been busily running around updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook. The book focuses on trips within a two-hour drive of the city so most of our trips are just that: day trips. Of course, our favorite travel companions come along for the trip!

    As we all know, accidents can and do certainly happen close to home so safety is just as important on a day...

  • #FreeShipping Sale for April Fool’s Day!

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Monday March 30th, 2015 at 12:34 PM


    This is no jokewere offering free US shipping on all items in our PawZaar store!

    Through April 1, well be offering free shipping on everything including our Rescue Collection bracelets and necklaces, bags and fingers puppets in our Young Pet Lovers Collection, dog-themed cookie cutter collections (now on sale), dog walking bags, and more!

    Hurrythe sale ends at the end of the day on April Fools!

  • Nikki Reed Speaks Out to End BSL

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Monday March 30th, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Shes starred in the Twilight film franchise and in the Oscar-nominated indie flick Thirteen, and now actress Nikki Reed has stepped in front of the camera in her real life role as an animal advocate to help dogs who are often hounded by prejudice.

    A proud pet parent to nine companion animals, Reed who recently used her star wattage to shine a light on The Beagle Freedom Bill, which would allow dogs and cats who have been subjected to laboratory research to be adopted out once testing has come...

  • Enter Kurgo’s “What Mutt” Giveaway!

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Sunday March 29th, 2015 at 09:16 PM


    One of the most common questions we get here at DogTipper is what breed is Tiki? When we first adopted Tiki, we didnt know the answer to that question so we had to tell people what the shelter had guessed: that she was a border collie mix.

    Well, we eventually ran a Wisdom Panel DNA test on Tiki and the results were FAR different than the shelters guess (or our vets!) Her DNA test revealed that Tiki is a mix of primarily Doberman and Poodle with lesser amounts Sheltie and Bulldog!

    Do you have a...

  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Runs Late!

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Sunday March 29th, 2015 at 09:19 AM

    No, youre not looking at the calendar wrongtoday IS Sunday, and Im just now publishing our Fidos Freebie Friday post! I had it almost ready to go then got sidetracked with an increasingly busy freelance work load. Along with freelancing for about half a dozen websites, were also updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook, a job that took us out of town and on the road a couple of times last week. Fridays trip included a visit to Stonehenge, a scale model of the real thing, located in...

  • Save Money — And Help Send a Guatemalan Child to School for a Year!

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Saturday March 28th, 2015 at 01:25 PM

    Easter is fast approaching so we wanted to let you know that well be sending out any special Easter purchases via Priority Mail to US addresses for no extra charge! All you need to do is leave us a note on the purchase page that the item is a gift, and well make sure it arrives on time.

    Weve got some great products for young pet lovers handmade in Guatemala by members of the UPAVIM cooperative. This cooperative of women artisans is located in the community of La Esperanza, a place challenged...

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