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  • Cleaning Up Muddy Pawprints

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Sunday September 21st, 2014 at 02:16 PM


    This has been a week of rain in the Austin area, due in part to Hurricane Odile. Although the downside is that it caused flash flooding in some areas (not here), the rain was much-needed after a long, long drought.

    But, as we all know, rain means mud. And mud means muddy pawprints.

    How can you keep your home and car free from those muddy pawprints? Here are our tips for keeping your world as mud-free as possible in these muddy months:

    Laundry Stains

    Got muddy pawprints on your jeans after a dog...

  • Mutts Creator to Attend Animal Friends Gala

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Saturday September 20th, 2014 at 02:45 PM


    For the past 20 years hes illustrated the antics of canine and cat companions Mooch and Earl in the syndicated comic strip Mutts, and on September 26 27 Patrick McDonnell and his wife Karen will help to draw attention to animals who need forever homes when they attend Animal Friends Black Tie & Tails gala as the events guests of honor.

    A two-day party for a paws cause, at the September 26th Running at Large gala guests can drink a cocktail, craft beer or wine toast to a better future for...

  • Celebrity Pet Adoption Calendar Unleashed

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Friday September 19th, 2014 at 02:21 PM


    Helping canines and cats who are counting the days until they land starring roles in the hearts and homes of forever pet parents, actor Wil Wheaton and his wife Anne recently unleashed the 2015 Celebrity Pet Adoption Calendar.

    Anne Wheatons annual fundraising effort for The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (where the high-profile pair adopted two of their furry family members, Marlowe and Seamus), this years line up of animal-lovingluminaries who have posed with their pets in a show of...

  • Lark Rise to Candleford Star Adopts Romanian Dog

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Friday September 19th, 2014 at 11:08 AM


    Actress Linda Bassett, who enchanted television viewers on both sides of the pond with her portrayal of kindly Queenie Turrill in the BBC series Lark Rise to Candleford, has recently accepted new roles both onscreen and off.

    Soon to be seen in the fourth season of Call the Midwife, when Bassett is not in front of the camera the star is enjoying the company of her new barking buddy, Dust. A stray saved from the streets of Romania, the dog received a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of...

  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Has Party Fever!

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 01:00 PM


    Irie and Tiki are turning into quite the party animals; we just wrapped up a Twitter party, and theyre already making plans for another one! These girls are such party planners, busily putting their heads together to create a fun party thats packed with prizes and lots of fun!

    Well be bringing you all the details on the next party on September 22, so stay tuned for all the information on the pre-party and party giveaways on that day. In the meantime, though, youll find lots of giveaways below...

  • How to Train Your Dog to Use a Ramp

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 08:20 AM


    Yesterday we shared our review of the Solvit Deluxe XL Telescoping Pet Ramp, a product that Iries now using not only to get to her veterinary appointments after her ACL surgery but also to get into the car any time. Yesterday we took her on the first day trip weve been able to do since the surgery, and it was very easy thanks to the ramp!

    Irie, as our regular readers know, is a cautious dog. Shes come a long (long!) way since we first adopted her but shell always be reluctant to try new things...

  • Seth Casteel Helps SitStayRead

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 01:57 PM


    Famed photographer Seth Casteels latest book of portraits featuring pups taking the plunge made a big splash when it was unleashed on September 16th, and soon a celebration of Underwater Puppies will help at-risk kids immerse themselves in the pages of a good book, thanks to a little help from therapy dogs.

    Recently embarking on a tour to promote the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Underwater Dogs, Casteel will make a stop at Integrative Pet Care in Chicago, Illinois on September...

  • Review: Solvit Deluxe XL Telescoping Pet Ramp

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 11:48 AM



    Today we took our first post-surgery day trip with Irie, thanks to the Solvit Deluxe XL Telescoping Pet Ramp!

    As our regular readers know, three weeks ago today Irie had TPLO surgery for a torn ACL. For two weeks, she was on extremely limited activity, just going outside on leash to potty. Last week at the two-week mark, she went back to the vet for a follow-up and was given a great report. Her knee is healing wonderfully and shell go back for x-rays at the eight-week point. From there, she...

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