Author Archives: Sherri Telenko
Selkirk Provincial Park in Haldimand County, Ontario is my favourite dog daytrip escape for two reasons: it’s an easy country drive from my home, and there’s a dog-friendly exercise area and beach in this otherwise compact of the provincial parks. Dog-friendly beaches are a welcome reprieve in the early summer heat.
Parking near Howlers Corners, the Ken Reid Conservation Area in Lindsey, Ontario, Canada leash-free dog park, is $4, a bargain considering there’s no admission charge. A bit of a rustic dog park – rustic because a chicken-wire style fence (which my dog ran straight into) blends with the foliage and surrounds a partially wooded area. There’s a double gate at the entrance, but the ground is worn down enough that my pup could shimmy underneath, which she did.
Travel to Ottawa, Ontario with your dog and make a doggone great weekend of it – stay in Nepean at the Sandman Hotel – a boutique-style pet-friendly hotel along Hunt Club Road.
Not only is it a good-value contemporary hotel with fridge and coffee makers, it will put you at the midpoint between two awesome leash-free dog parks: Conroy Pit in one direction and Bruce Pit in the other, both run by the National Capital Commission (NCC), an organization established to keep the nation’s capital a quality outdoorsy destination. #dogtravel #ottawa
Discover Dog-friendly Buckhorn, Ontario: pet-friendly resort, winery, and provincial park perfect for pup travel
Woodhaven Country Lodge and Resort offers just that and more – each of the five cottage-style units on the property have fenced dog runs, so you can wake up, open the door, let the dog out, and not worry about losing him to the lure of the forest. Dogs aren’t mandatory at Woodhaven, but the resort is designed to be as pet-friendly as possible. If your dog sleeps on the bed at home, they can sleep on the bed at Woodhaven, that’s actually a resort rule.
The Waterford Dog Park (32 Church Street) is a simple fenced double-gated area beside the municipal arena and two sports fields. The Waterford Dog Park is actually incorporated into the community recreational area, a noteworthy recognition that the pets are an important thread in community fabric.
Bronte Creek Park (1219 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario) is not only open for day use from 8 am to 10 pm, but it’s free. That’s right, May 1 to September 1, 2021, Monday to Thursday, there’s no admission cost. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the usual $15.93 plus tax entrance fee applies. #dog #dogtravel #doglove #leashfree
Happy Dog Mom Day! Are you a DOG MOM fur real? If so, buy a t-shirt and announce it to the world this summer when we finally jump in the car again and road trip with the pup. #doglove #dogmomday
I thought I knew everything about dog play. Hours of watching my dogs, past and present, race in circles, little legs barely touching the ground, then entertaining them at home, and buying toys (so many toys) led me to think I knew it all.
Then someone asked me my dog’s play preference? Play preference? I had no idea. If I had, I might have saved significant money on toys.
Surprise! Still a Few Places to Take your Dog this Summer: Learn about Hounds of Erie Winery’s Dog Days of Summer Festival Series (Update: Cancelled!)
Each Sunday, from May 2 to September 19, 2021, Hounds of Erie hosts a dog breed specific meetup for all canine enthusiasts. Of course, loving wine and hard cider helps doesn’t hurt either. Grab a glass of cider or vino at the tasting bar. Then, passed the free-run chickens, walk your leashed pup through the 32-acres of grape wines and apple trees – 21 varieties of apples to be specific. Snacks and a food truck available onsite too.
Organic, all natural, whole grain, free-range, Mediterranean diet-inspired, CBC infused … if this sounds like I’m reading a shelf of labels in a health food store, no surprise. These are exactly the natural food trends people are demanding for themselves. However, it might be a surprise to find out I’m reading from pet treat labels. […]