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 … […]

black dog with ball - Kona Kai dog-friendly resort review

When you wake up at The Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego, California, you’ll likely see a dog. We’ll not in your room … unless you brought yours, which you can thanks to the hotel’s Island Paws Program. The Kona Kai Resort is pet friendly – truly pet friendly and so is most […]

Spring Time post-Easter Doggie Donuts Finally, I broke in my new donut baking mold. Now that I’m fulling obsessed with baking dog treat everything, I can’t stop buying baking supplies and cookie cutters. (Watch for the shoe-shaped dog biscuits coming up soon). But first, here’s some dog donuts I modified a dog cake recipe from […]

dog with Easter Bunny at PetsMart

Enjoy Victor’s reluctant Easter photo shoots – he hates cameras. However, he took one for the team and poised for a nanosecond (literally) as April of Willow Bean Photography quickly snapped.

According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat.   Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]

prize pack of Espree dog shampoo

Victor’s curly tight black cocker/poodle fur makes him a canine air filter, walking through the world gathering any and all the dirt you can imagine. Yes, a week after a grooming appointment, he smells  a bit ripe.

But it’s when I see all the brown water filtering down the drain during a bath I realize, that’s snuggling up in my bed each night. Ick.

dog in self bath during fundraiser

For only $15, volunteers washed, lathered and dried at least 50 dogs on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pet Valu in Hamilton, Ontario at the store’s self-bath facility, attached to the full-service dog groomers. Nail trims where courtesy of Dr. Heather McGowen and staff from Glanbrook Veterinary Services – and Gonzo’s Guest House where Victor recently spent five days. They recognized him.