Promotional poster for The Pinery Provincial Park Dog Beach post on dogtrotting.net

Two of the day beach zones along the 10-kilometre Lake Huron shoreline at the Pinery Provincial Park are designated dog-friendly – P1 and P2 – at the furthest east end of the lakeshore. However, according to the rules, these aren’t leash-free beaches – dogs must be on a controlled leash less than two-metres long. The good news: these beaches are expansive and part of the main beach – rather than small gravelly less-desirable areas like many other dog beaches sometimes are.

The Grand Bench beach that runs for miles from the iconic lighthouse to the beachfront accessible from the pet-friendly Oakwood Resort is not dog-welcoming in the summer. However, off-season in the middle of winter, no one seemed to care – especially because early morning on the Grand Bend Beach was primarily the domain of fellow dog walkers, and canine stick scouts. So many sticks. My dog loved it.

A list of wineries, distilleries and breweries inspired by dogs, named after dogs, and that give back to pet rescues and dog groups.

black and white dog on poster that says Happy Holiday Pet Photos

Happy holidays to all your dogs, cats, and related fur babies. Check out our holiday photos from Bow Wow Wow Photography in Ontario, Canada.

Tis the season … to grab the dog, jump into the car and head out to awe at Christmas light shows in a town near you. Finding dog-friendly Christmas events can be time consuming because you have to search the websites for answers. Don’t worry, we did that for you! All listed here are dog-friendly holiday light displays – fur sure.

Dog face with text 'Yes Victoria. There is a dog Santa Clause. One dog's holiday wish list letter to Santa

Here’s a list of our favourite dog treat and toy companies, and the products that made into Victoria’s Letter-to-Santa. Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good puppy this year….

Here’s a dogtrotting.net round-up of Pet Photo events (hopefully) near you. If not, there’s always dog-friendly hotels nearby – make a weekend of it. We will!

Dog meatloaf on white dish with copy of book Recipe for a Perfect Wife

That’s right, I turned to page 17 of Recipe for a Perfect Wife and stared down a recipe originally from the 1945 edition of Purity Cookbook. I’d need to buy ground meat (ugh) and of course remove the onions. Onions are toxic for dogs. Instead, I substituted shredded carrots. Carrots are good for dogs. Even baby dogs, like mine.

dog on picnic table near stone wall at Murphy's Point Provincial Park, Ontario

Murphy’s Point Provincial Park
There’s no off-leash park or dog exercise areas in Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, but that didn’t stop us from stopping there on the way home.

poster with three pics of dogs in cars advertising road trip with dog advice

What do you need to know for the perfect road trip with the dog? Well, if you’re talking the dog along, you’re 90 percent of the way there.
Many articles offer the basics: take food, water, travel dishes, poop bags, and vaccine records. But here are considerations for travelling with your dog you might not have thought of….