Paris Permenter and John Bigley are a husband-wife team of professional writers. Along with over 2,500 magazine articles, Paris and John have authored 28 published books including Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos. Lifetime pet lovers, John and Paris launched DogTipper.com in 2008, followed by CatTipper.com in 2011. A frequent television and radio guest, Paris, a certified dog trainer, is also a popular speaker at pet conferences. Paris and John live with their dogs and cats in the Texas Hill Country near Austin.
With some creative thinking, parents can help children and teens assist shelter pets. Whether raising money or raising awareness, young pet lovers can help homeless animals in many ways, depending on age and abilities. Here’s a rundown of five easy ways summer vacation can fetch fun and funds for fidos and felines.
Last week, we planned a big trip to the Texas coast with our dogs Irie and Tiki. Now, if you haven’t seen photos of our rescue girls, you’d think Irie was a Lab mix. The shelter we adopted her from listed her as a Lab mix and, after a DNA test, we learned that she’s Lab, coonhound, and German Shorthaired Pointer.