Category Dog event

Pooch Plunge: Dog Waterparks & Pools in Southern Ontario

Where to find dog waterparks, pools and splash pads open for pups at the end #of the summer season in Southern, Ontario, Canada. #dogpool #poochplunge #doggiedip

Dog friendly breweries, special events, and the Canadian Pet Expo… back in 2022

The season of pet festivals has begun. Start by taking you dog to the Canadian Pet Expo Easter weekend. Then head to dog-friendly breweries during special pet event days.

Pet Photos with Santa: Tips, Tricks, and Trips (plus photo ops in Ontario)

Here’s a dogtrotting.net round-up of Pet Photo events (hopefully) near you. If not, there’s always dog-friendly hotels nearby – make a weekend of it. We will!

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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 […]

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.

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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.

Happy New Year & Puppy Photoshoot

But one canine Christmas fundraiser organized near me prevailed and held a scaled down, scheduled, and socially-distanced photoshoot in a farmer’s field behind the Punch Bowl Market and Bakery in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada.

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.