Wine, books and pets … these are a few of my favourite things. Basically, they are my favourite things and all three come together at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Books and champagne, in glasses with dog silhouettes on them. And dogs (on leashes, of course) wandering through four […]

Dog at West Virginia Botanic Gardens

West Virginia … ‘wild and wonderful,’ it says on the license plates. It should read ‘wild and weaving down the interstate,’ because there’s some crazy driving in this state. Turn down a winding country road and the drivers’ feet remain lead; if you’re not taking turns on two wheels, you’re holding up traffic. Day two […]

It’s summer… heats on, holidays have started and the car has a new battery. I’ve got a $200 gas gift card burning a hole in my pocket so that means one thing: Road Trip! … with my dog, Victor, of course. We’re packed and ready to go. The following is a dog travel packing list […]

ifetch high tech dog ball thrower

How much data do we need about our pets? A lot, apparently especially when you ask manufactures for pet tech gear. That’s right. ‘Pet tech’ is its own category and one that merited a feature section at SuperZoo this year, a Las Vegas pet industry trade show that, according to organizers, attracted nearly 10,000 retail […]

I met Flynn! Ok, you can have all the brush with celebrity people stories you like, but my thrill of a lifetime is meeting pet celebrities – and Flynn, Best in Show 2018 Westminster Dog Show winner, is up there. Last February, in NYC, Flynn first won the non-sporting dog class at Westminster then jauntily […]

Toys, toys, toys … dogs can’t get enough. Or apparently, we can’t get enough. Toys dominated the ‘new product’ section of SuperZoo this year – or that’s what it looked like to me. “Pets are happy,” says Susan Traub dog toy and clothing designer of Royal Animals. “I make happy toys. I’ve got a frisbee, […]

Twenty years. It’s been twenty years since the cult classic film The Big Lebowski was released by dynamic director duo the Coen Brothers. It’s been one year since dogtrotting.net attended SuperZoo, the annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas. Strangely, I’m combining the two into a contest: Leave a comment below – Are you […]

My favourite Banksy dog image isn’t in the blockbuster exhibition: The Art of Banksy, making its North American premiere in Toronto this month. My favourite image is a line drawing of a bulldog against a pink background. But the print does appear in several videos airing curator Steve Lazarides’ commentary dotting the six-room exhibition in an […]

black dog at Dogs 4 Youth pet event, Grimsby, Ontario

“Oh, I subscribe to dogtrotting,” the Weruva rep tells me when I hand her my card. “In fact, it’s where I found out about his event.” Love it! … What event, you ask? Dogs 4 Youth dog (and now pet) marketplace at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby, Ontario. I’m here with my little black […]

2018 is the Year of the Dog, according to the Chinese calendar. Thought I didn’t notice? Of course, I noticed – I was waiting for the ideal opportunity to announce it on dogtrotting.net. Here it is: Part two of dog-days in Kansas City, Missouri while attending BlogPaws 2018 (maybe for the last time), an annual […]