Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

National Dog Show Results and Fun Facts. And the winner is…

You don’t need Thanksgiving reminders to be thankful for pets, especially dogs. So it’s fitting approximately 20 million people across North American spent American Thanksgiving watching The National Dog Show on NBC, the T.V. airing of The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual pure breed dog show held the week earlier – this time without a […]

Thankful for The National Dog Show … but mostly for dogs

While in it’s 19th year of broadcast, The National Dog Show shares a similar – forgive me – pedigreed with NYC’s annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Gardens. Hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, the actual dog competition dates to 1879, but it wasn’t televised until an NBC executive pitched the idea to the network after a Best in Show inspirational moment.

Black Friday Online Pet-themed Gift Sale. Why not?

Ok, so it looks like we are still doing this: Black Friday sales. I’m sure your inbox looks like mine – inundated with sales, sales, sales this week, most online. Until a few years ago, Canadians were exempt from this pre-American Thanksgiving frenzy (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October – check out our post here). But […]

How to Find a Puppy: 8 Questions to Ask a Breeder

But this weekend’s a new start – I pick up my pup and the journey begins. For the first time, I know one of my pet’s origin story. I know her birthdate, her pedigreed, and her puppyhood.
Why? I bought her from a family online.

Golden Retriever at Three Dog Winery Outside

Pet-friendly Winery & How to Find a New Dog

For months, I tried rescue after rescue. I filled in application after application only to be rejected for minor reasons, denied even a meeting because 50 applications for a single small dog was the cut-off, or completely ignored. Shelters and rescues were either empty of dogs or void of small dogs. I must have filled out at least 20 applications.

Dog-friendly Haunted Walking Tour Round Up!

Ghost Tours, Haunted Tours, or Spirited Walking Tours – the popularity of these guided walks throughout cities has grown and for one good reason: it’s a fun way to learn about the history, architecture and yes, even hauntings in whatever town you’re visiting. The second great reason? Many walking tours are pet friendly. Dogs especially […]

Contest: Vote! For Dog Merchandise to Win

Vote for the next product featured on dogtrotting.net and enter to win a dog-friendly travel tote bag.

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Recipe: Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey Dog Treats

Here are ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers sure to please Fido: three turkey-based dog treat recipes.

Big Bermeese dog friendly apple orchard

Take your dog apple picking: 8 Southern Ontario Pet-Friendly Farms

Where can you go apple picking with your dog? A few more places than you might think in Southern Ontario, Canada. Considering there isn’t many places we can go at all right now, let alone with the pups, pick-your-own-apple farms with trails and corn mazes might be one answer to all the pet festivals we’re missing in 2020.

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7 Easy-to-find Dog-friendly Trails in Southern, Ontario

While no means an exhaustive list, here are the trails dogtrotting.net found within an easy drive from Southern Ontario urban areas or a short exit off a major highway. Check out these seven off-the-beaten-pavement dog-friendly hiking options discovered without venturing far off the beaten path.While no means an exhaustive list, here are the trails we found within an easy drive from urban areas or a short exit off a major highway. We present our seven off-the-beaten-pavement dog-friendly hiking options discovered without venturing far off the beaten path