Six years ago, I couldn’t imagine living with a dog. Today, I can’t imagine living without him. Victor, my cocker-cross, changed my life six years ago, the minute I put him in my car, and drove home fully aware I had not started that day with the intention of getting a dog. But the universe […]

dog on chair at cottage

Weekend with the dogs. Best idea ever. Only thing is, I don’t have a cottage. So, I’m renting at Woodhaven Country Lodge in Ontario, Canada. The minute I arrive, owner Michael walks me through the door and says, “Don’t worry about them jumping on the couch and bed,” pointing to my dogs. “I don’t care […]

One week away… heading to Toronto, Ontario next week for the dog event of the summer! (check out last year here)

I survived BlogPaws 2018! My favourite thing about writing a dog travel blog is dogs … and of course travel and what better way to combine everything than travel to a blogging event full of dogs (and cats, and rats and … that’s about it).     BlogPaws is a pet bloggers conference for those […]

Who knew Veggie Fest Hamilton was hugely popular? Today – May 5, 2018 – at the Ancaster Fairgrounds near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada it’s jam-packed, shoulder-to-shoulder and challenging to get a parking spot.   Imagine, a Veggie Fest in a town known for steel production and working class values. Clearly, times are changing. Veggie Fest, any […]

However, you can still see dogs at the zoo. Currently, two live there – with cheetahs. Yes, cheetahs.

dog in cafe Balboa Park, San Diego, California

Liberty Station and NTC Park If you’re pup isn’t bothered by the sound of low flying jet planes – about every five minutes – then Liberty Station is a great place in San Diego to run the dog. One advantage of San Diego is the airport is minutes from downtown, hotels and the marina. One […]

Dog wearing fall fleece jacket dogtrotting.net

Right now, there’s a half-eaten bag of Earth Animal Chicken Cutlets on the living room floor and that’s unusual. I don’t mean the bag’s half empty – I mean the plastic bag containing the jerky chicken dog treats is ripped apart. Shredded. When I wasn’t looking, my dog Victor immediately rummage into the box of […]

Outside the wind is blowing, snow covers my driveway and freezing rain is falling. At the time of writing this, it’s the middle of April. That’s right: two weeks into Spring and Southern Ontario gets the worst storm of the season. And some people think climate change isn’t real. Meanwhile, I’ve got a more immediate […]

Bow Wow Butter - dog peanut butter

Etsy’s great, but there’s still nothing like a real life, real time art and craft show where you can meet the makers directly – or touch stuff and impulse purchase shamelessly. (If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net, you’ve likely noticed I love handmade stuff). What’s trendy at craft shows? Handbags, totes, soap, bath balms and … […]