dog days of summer promo poster with two white dogs dogtrotting.net

Each Sunday, from May 2 to September 19, 2021, Hounds of Erie hosts a dog breed specific meetup for all canine enthusiasts. Of course, loving wine and hard cider helps doesn’t hurt either. Grab a glass of cider or vino at the tasting bar. Then, passed the free-run chickens, walk your leashed pup through the 32-acres of grape wines and apple trees – 21 varieties of apples to be specific. Snacks and a food truck available onsite too.

black lab dog with graphics: people food and dog treats. What's the connection?

Organic, all natural, whole grain, free-range, Mediterranean diet-inspired, CBC infused … if this sounds like I’m reading a shelf of labels in a health food store, no surprise. These are exactly the natural food trends people are demanding for themselves. However, it might be a surprise to find out I’m reading from pet treat labels. […]

beautiful black and white sprocker

Four months ago my life turned upside down when a little white and black puppy cascaded into my world. Today, she is six months old! I’d like to say we celebrated by travelling somewhere post worthy, somewhere dog-friendly, scenic and virus free. But alas, there is still no such place and our travel destination dream […]

dogs playing outside at daycare

Getting your dog used to other dogs and people, or dog socialization, helps your pup behave well in a variety of situations such as pet festivals where there’ll be plenty of people, pooches and children. Fortunately, my dog spent the first eight weeks of her life cuddled by kids, both toddlers living in the house and daycare clients, so she responds positively to little people when we encounter them.

dog and woman reading - dog book reading list

Maybe it’s the escape. Reading takes you places, into other’s stories and out of your own head – even if we can’t travel out of our homes. Reading, if you’re in a book club, also unites – even if it’s only on a Zoom screen. Here’s my suggested dog-themed reading list … growing by the week

When you have a new puppy, walking from the bedroom to the bathroom is a challenge. With each step, a puppy bites at my slippers and jumps at my feet. She grabs at my jeans after I’m dressed, ripping holes in the denim (twice). Getting ready to take her out for morning pee is a game of keep-away with my snow boots, already sporting one chewed-off tie. Welcome to the truth about new puppies….

black and white dog eating cranberry bacon dog treat

If, like me, you missed the cranberry boat during the holiday season, Valentines Day presents the opportunity to create some dog-friendly superfood canine treats for your one true love. Here’s a Cranberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe.

The ‘true love’ dog sweatshirt is the first in a series of three Fido fashion-forward designs exclusive to this site: ‘Dogs Lead with Love’ and ‘Puppy Love.’

Win a ‘True Love Dog Sweatshirt! Contest is open until February 13, 2021. On February 14, 2021, I’ll randomly select one entry. Winners will be contacted via email for a mailing address and size. (Sweatshirts are true to size for women).

I’m looking to frame my custom Pet Portrait of Victor by Kristin Doney. Best $95 US I’ve ever donated. The AKC Museum of the Dog organized a fundraiser that helped both the museum and a city artist. For a minimum donation of $95 and an emailed image of your dog, the museum sent me back a matted 4×6 illustration of my dog, Victoria.