Frenchie at dog show

What dog travel awaits us this weekend? Turns out, we didn’t need to stray far from home. For a small town, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada was dog event central: K9 hosted a fundraiser August 12, 2017 for Zachary’s Paws for Healing, a unique non-profit that helps people in hospital, particularly those in long-term care, visit with […]

Zeus Mandalay Bay Canine Team

Few people visit Las Vegas to meet dogs, but that was a highlight of my trip to The Strip this year. Attending SuperZoo 2017, an annual pet-industry trade show featuring more products than you can dream of (check out round up one), was the main reason I flew to this land of lights and casinos. […]

Shed Defender, long johns for dogs, SuperZoo Product dogtrotting.net

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. No, not Christmas but close. SuperZoo! It’s SuperZoo time, a huge annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, where I went (sadly without my dog Victor) to be overwhelmed by both distractions in Sin City and the multitude of pet products, ideas, innovations and people who […]

Dog treat review www.dogtrotting.net (pork puffs)

Victor, my 12-year-old terrier cross, is a picky eater. Most dogs gobble up treats when offered, especially in the pet stores, but not Victor. He’s too distracted, and few treats interest him even at home. Travelling gets problematic because he’s even harder to feed. So, who better to taste test some of the treats we […]

Dog on big Muskoka chair at Huntington Beach South Carolina

“This is the best layover ever,” says the Spirit Airlines flight attendant petting my dog at The Sheraton Hotel in Myrtle Beach during BlogPaws, an annual pet bloggers conference. The hotel is crawling with furry friends; the Spirit employees staying here don’t seem to mind. One tells me he used to be a dog groomer. […]

Muddy Paws dog and wine festival

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at Muddy Paws winery festival for dogs. Ok, no he didn’t. But his dog cookie likeness did, June 8 and 9, 2017. Trudeau’s image in the shape of an all-natural wheat-free treat is the latest from Spoil the Dog Bakery based in St. Jacobs, Ontario. It looks […]

Dog at Caledonia Canada Day 150 Festival

If you haven’t heard it’s Canada’s 150th Anniversary, you haven’t been anywhere near Canada this year.  It’s everywhere. You can’t avoid it. One hundred and fifty years ago the Confederation document was signed declaring Canada’s nationhood. So July 1, 2017 – Canada Day is a big deal. I had big plans to take my terrier […]

Dog at K9 Fun Zone Dawg Dayz of Summer event 2017

Traveling with the dog is great, but occasionally something cool crops up in your own backyard – let’s call it a doggie stay-cation. Get it? The dog stays. Or not. Anyway, minutes from our home we discovered something new: K9 Fun Zone in Caledonia, Ontario. It’s a dog activity centre set up on a private […]

Lake kayaking is a lot like taking a light shower in sewage … and equally enjoyable. For the second time in my life, I tried kayaking – this time at Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles in Laval, Quebec, about 20 minutes outside of Montreal. The good news is sitting in a small plastic boat almost level […]

Dog-friendly Starlite Drive-in at Dusk

I’ll go almost anywhere if I can bring my dog, and sometimes try my luck at a place I can’t. But when a reader emails me with a dog-friendly suggestion, I have to follow up. Plus, I really wanted to see the film Wonder Woman before spoilers, well, spoiled it. That’s how I ended up […]