dog in historic train station dogtrotting.net

Not often does a dog board a restored 1915 train car to journey a short distance for ice cream. It’s a dog life. A travelling dog. My 11-year-old schnoodle is becoming a train dog, whether he likes it or not. Actually, he’s very calm and comfortable sitting on my lap during short novelty train rides […]

dog with stick from pixaby

When Bingemans Camping and Resort first opened in 1938 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Bingeman, a veterinarian, envisioned a pastoral retreat and hobby farm where city folk could unwind. Three generations later, the multi-use amusement park and conference facility boasting a campground, waterpark and bowling alley is one of the biggest summer attractions in the […]

muddy paws Victor in the winery

Who knew wine, vines and dog walking would be so exhausting. Victor and I do now, after spending at afternoon at Muddy Paws Festival, an annual fundraiser at two Niagara, Ontario wineries that invites participants to stroll the vineyards … with their dogs. For $20, you get admission to the event, one glass of wine […]

dog at Canada Day festival

The long weekend is over (in both North American countries) and you’re likely done hearing about Canada Day fun and Fourth of July festivities … along with plenty of advice about how to keep your pets safe during fireworks. Well, I have none of the latter and a recap of the former because I took […]

2007

My heart and soul are broken. Kidney failure finally took my best friend, love and soulmate of 17 years, my cat Kaitlynn. Almost 17 years ago, I walked into the Hamilton SPCA to research information. At the time I lived in a two room (yes, room not bedroom) bachelor apartment in downtown Hamilton and convinced […]

dog playing with Tuggo toy

Like many innovative products, Tuggo dog toy evolved from a happy accident – specifically a stray bowling ball in inventor Adam Harrington’s backyard.

black schnoodle Victor www.dogtrotting.net

There are many reasons to own comfortable shoes. My two favourites? Travel and dog walking. When I discovered TOMS – those hip canvas Asian-like flats – I thought I’d hit the jackpot. Sure, they look like slippers, but in a bohemian kind of way. Comfortable, colourful, and pairable with jeans, shorts, and casual dress, what’s […]

Poising on the Dog Beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County, Wisconsin isn’t about fish, but it is about dunes … sort of. And dogs. There’s a dog beach and that’s – of course – important. First, the dunes at this 867-acre state park are not the rolling hills of deserts you (and me) are likely visualizing when you […]

dog 2 woofstock boxer

In my quest to find the ultimate pet indulgence, I thought I peaked at bathrobe. Boy, was I wrong.
Woofstock is crazy.

woofstock dog www.dogtrotting.net

Coming back from Woofstock, I’m a little more sunburn, a little more broke and a lot more dog tired. Victor too. By the time we got to Woofstock, we were one-eighth a million strong. On May 28, 2016 (and the next day), an estimated 150,000 pups and people filled the grounds of Woodbine Park in […]

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