Category dog-friendly travel destination

leash free dog zone at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Oakville, Ontario

Off leash dog park fun: Oakville’s Bronte Creek Provincial Park (and bistro lunch!)

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

dogs playing outside at daycare

Dog Daycare to the Rescue: The Benefits of Socializing Pandemic Pups Revealed

Getting your dog used to other dogs and people, or dog socialization, helps your pup behave well in a variety of situations such as pet festivals where there’ll be plenty of people, pooches and children. Fortunately, my dog spent the first eight weeks of her life cuddled by kids, both toddlers living in the house and daycare clients, so she responds positively to little people when we encounter them.

The Learn the Honest Truth About Puppies. Or What to Expect When You’re Expecting … a Puppy.

When you have a new puppy, walking from the bedroom to the bathroom is a challenge. With each step, a puppy bites at my slippers and jumps at my feet. She grabs at my jeans after I’m dressed, ripping holes in the denim (twice). Getting ready to take her out for morning pee is a game of keep-away with my snow boots, already sporting one chewed-off tie. Welcome to the truth about new puppies….

black and white dog eating cranberry bacon dog treat

Recipe: Easy Cranberry Bacon Heart Dog Treats your dog (might) love

If, like me, you missed the cranberry boat during the holiday season, Valentines Day presents the opportunity to create some dog-friendly superfood canine treats for your one true love. Here’s a Cranberry Bacon Dog Treat Recipe.

dog dreaming of travelling

Dreaming of Travel Dog-friendly Wanderlust List 2021 (even when you’re still stuck at home)

Welcome 2021, welcome Victoria and welcome to my vision of dog-friendly travel for the next year (or so): Acadia National Park, Thunder Bay, and Philadelphia.

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.

Welcome Victoria! At Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Having a dog in tow – even if that dog is more swaddled than sprinting – is a great reason to check out an Ontario provincial park I haven’t seen yet: Presqu’ile Provincial Park minutes from Highway 401 along Lake Ontario midway between Kingston and Toronto. Presqu’ile, a boomerang-shaped spit of limestone and sand, is French for an ‘almost island, and it’s a stop for migratory birds and butterflies Spring and Fall.

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

Special Pet-friendly Winery & How to Find a New Dog in a new decade

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.

Sniffing Out Spirits: Awesome 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 […]