Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

Halloween Dog Photoshoot 2021

The event was a fundraiser for Save Our Scruff Dog Rescue. Grand total of the Sunday afternoon efforts was $500 – it will be used to help find homes for dogs on their way to the rescue. For more opportunities to get images of your own pup this year, check out last week’s Halloween article. @saveourscruff

A Dog’s Halloween: Photo Opportunities, Tips for Dog Pics, Dog Photo Contests, and Pumpkin Drop Off!

Halloween means one thing: dressing up for fun – and that includes the dog. Check out the dogtrotting.net guide to taking good Halloween dog pics, where to get pics taken and Halloween photo contests for your dog!

Pet-friendly Gananoque, Ontario: the gateway to the 1000 Islands with your dog

Gananoque promotes itself as the gateway to the Thousand Islands and as such is a picturesque town and all about the waterfront. That means, many of the attractions are outside so bringing the dog is possible although mostly on a leash – mostly. There’s one small hidden gem.

Sleep in a historic caboose with your dog in Smiths Falls, Ontario – that’s no Tall Tail (but our sherpa blanket was!)

Imaging sleeping overnight in a historic train caboose … with your dog! That’s right – head to Smith Falls, Ontario (about a 60-minute drive from Canada’s capital, Ottawa) and visit the Smith Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, a reconstructed 1921 train station at its original location, harkening back in the heydays of luxury rail passenger travel. 

Happy First Birthday Victoria! Dog’s First Birthday Party Contest

First dog birthday contest! To celebrate a new beginning, we’re hosting a give-away-contest to celebrate my dog’s first birthday. Two prize packs worth approximately $50 are available, no strings attached. Just comment on post!

Take your dog to the water park … once a year. (Fundraising fun for water-loving pups)

Water parks for dogs should be a thing – I think there’s a business opportunity there. Water parks for kids, well, people (let’s not pretend) have become incredibly popular in towns and cities across North American. Whether that’s a small splash pad or full on wave pool, heading to the waterpark on a hot summer’s […]

1000 Islands with a Dog: Best Way to experience the scenic Thousand Islands

Two days in the 1000 Islands with a dog and no screens – that was the plan. I was ready to get out of town. Apparently, so was everyone else. Getting past Toronto gridlock traffic, well ahead of the city and well beyond, was the worst I’ve ever seen. People might not be travelling far, […]

Honouring Our Hero: (Re)Walking and Fundraising for SPCA Shelter Dogs

In honour of my dog Victor, who passed away July 13, 2020, my new dog Victoria (yes, named after Victor) and I are participating in the annual SPCA Hamilton/Burlington Wiggle Waggle Walkathon in September, 2021. Only this time, there’s no walkathon. Participants are asked to ‘walk their way’ and share how they’re celebrating the shelter’s […]

Dog-friendly Event Winery Weekend: Top Dog Tasting & Photo Shoot in Norfolk, Ontario

After a few false starts due to ‘you know what,’ Hounds of Erie Winery in Clear Creek, Ontario, Canada hosted The Top Dog Tasting and Photoshoot dog-friendly event August 14 and 15, 2021. Spread out through an orchard vineyard and cornfield, the socially distanced outdoor event was exactly what housebound hounds and their people needed.

Art Hound: Following the PATH with the dog in Dunnville, Ontario

The Paddle Art Tour Haldimand (PATH) is like a tourist scavenger hunt through several small towns dotting a large rural area. But don’t worry – the paddles aren’t hard to find considering the address of each is listed in the guide (here). All are located where visitors and locals are likely to gather: parks, riverside trails, marinas, farmers markets … all locations worth a road-trip stop, anyway. Especially with the dog.