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 […]

Just when I thought I’d seen every product or idea possible at a dog expo, my dog Victor became a label model on CandidKnines home baked treats for dogs. And it only took five minutes. His friend Sasha too – and she wasn’t even there. Here’s how it works: Go to the first Canadian Pet […]

sweet potato dog treats

Extra Sweet Sweet Potato Treats My little terrier/cocker cross Victor isn’t always impressed with my efforts to bake. He’s picky, and despite telling him tales about hungry dogs in far away countries (like those my mother told me about hungry kids), he’s unwavering. Until another dog wants his treat, or the cats come sniffing around. […]

Finally! We got a ticket into the VIP tent at Woofstock. We’ve been trying for a few years, always missing ‘the first 1000 people,’ cut off. Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Woofstock, May 26 and 27, 2018, in Woodbine Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Woofstock claims the title of North America’s largest dog festival. So, […]

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 blogging, tweeting, […]

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 […]