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 […]

Southwold Earthworks Historic Site

Southwold Earthworks near St. Thomas, Ontario, is a strange serene off-the-beaten path locale you’ll likely have all to yourself if you can find it. Completely enclosed by a fence, it’s also an ideal dog park. But don’t tell Parks Canada I said that. Southwold Earthworks is a free Parks Canada National Historic Site located along […]

dog shopping at Bridge Street Town Center, Huntsville, Alabama

To say the Bridge Street Town Center in Huntsville, Alabama is dog friendly shortchanges the dog his bone. Not only does the property welcome pups, they encourage them with festivals throughout the year including Dog Fest on May 5, 2017. Clean and pristine, this sculpted open-air shopping emporium hints of Las Vegas. No slot machines, of […]

Dog by Big Spring Huntsville Alabama

Downtown Huntsville is remarkably walkable therefore easy to explore with the dog. Just be ready to stop a lot. “Can I pet your dog?” a young boy says as we’re walking through Big Spring Park – it’s a small but perfectly landscaped urban oasis surrounding a tiny natural spring and stream filled with koi and exotic […]

dog with fjallraven jacket

At first, I doubted the durability of my new Fjällräven jacket – until I had to dive into prickly brambles after my crazy terrier Victor. He veered off the hard-packed trails at Point Pelee National Park in search of something stinky to roll in. (Check out ‘why does my dog roll in that?’) He does that, […]