dog at GreenUP park in Peterborough, Ontario

Much to my surprise, Peterborough, Ontario is dog-friendly. Why I’m surprised, I’m not sure. When you have the Trent-Severn Waterway and lock system running through your city, you have a lot of trails and walkways. Dogs love trails, especially my energetic pup, even if his ACL is still healing. To the waterfront we go, but […]

recipe: peanut butter dog bone brunch bites

My dog’s best buddy is visiting, so doggie brunch is on the menu. We’ve already done waffles (yes, for dogs … check it out), so high tea canape-style dog bones it is. Peanut Butter Dog Bone Brunch Bites were easy to make and cut into bone shapes … but for the special day, I took […]

black dog promoting dog rescue fundraising event

Happy Fur Mom Day! Yes, that’s a thing…now. In celebration of enjoying life with fur babies – two cats and one pup – I spent one-hour two Saturdays in a row relaxing (what luxury) with my dog Victor at My Dog’s Café on Locke Street in Hamilton, Ontario. First Saturday – paw print day. Thanks […]

dog in self bath during fundraiser

Getting a dog grooming appointment is surprisingly difficult. Or so I discovered seven years ago when I suddenly adopted a non-shedding dog that required regular grooming. Professional grooming. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done especially if, like me, you don’t plan six weeks ahead: “No appointment available tomorrow? The next day? Not until next week?” […]

“We love pets here,” Dominick Miller, Marketing Manager of Mackinac State Historic Park says regarding Fort Mackinac. “Once someone brought a guinea pig with them, which was a little odd, but mostly we get dogs here.” There’s two places you must see when visiting Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan: The Historic State Park and Fort […]

If you haven’t seen Well Groomed, then you haven’t seen a documentary about dog groomers. That’s right: a 90-minute film about a year in the life of competitive creative dog groomers. What’s ‘creative dog grooming?’ Just wait…. First, a shout out to Hot Docs 2019 Festival in Toronto, Ontario where I saw the film opening […]

Tonight, I’m sitting in the elegant Chianti Restaurant in Mission Point Resort eating grilled salmon with artichokes and wild rice while, yes, drinking Chianti. And, thanks to PoochPants, I can. Let me explain. I’m spending a few perfect fall days on Mackinac Island in Michigan at the dog-friendly Mission Point Resort with of course my […]