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Travel Lexington, KY: Dog Daze at The Kentucky Horse Park RR Road Trip Day 2

Bring your dog to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Dogs and horses. Awesome.  Add a cat show to the mix and I’ve gone to heaven. Ok, no cats at the Kentucky Horse Park but plenty of horses – 90 live on the property. Some are former famous racehorses, others pull the trolley carts […]

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Travel Toledo, OH: Red Roof Dog Road Trip Day 1 – Hitting the Trail Already

Holy Toledo. Sorry Ohio, this is not my favourite city. Day one of our nine-day five State Red Roof road trip with my dog Victor and I’ve booked our first stop at Red Roof Inn Toledo – mid-way between home and Lexington, Kentucky. The hotel is nice enough and staff friendly. It’s minutes from the […]

Dog at Red Roof Inn

Welcome to The Red Roof 9 Day 5 State Road Trip with the Dog

Almost on a whim, I planned my next adventure: The Red Roof 9 Day 5 State Road Trip with the Dog. Victor and I will hop in the car and drive from one dog-friendly site to another in the U.S., covering an arc of 2,000 km of highway from Ohio to Pennsylvania via Kentucky, North […]

Travel Toronto: Dog-friendly Urban Scavenger Hunt? Maybe.

What astrological signs flank either side of the seated figure’s head above the original entrance to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Ontario? Cancer and Leo. What’s unusual in the stain glass window of the nearby church? A Star of David. You can thank me later. I’ve just given you two answers to the […]

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Travel Milton, Ontario: Dogs on a Train (and Streetcar)

Not often does a dog board a restored 1915 train car to journey a short distance for ice cream. It’s a dog life. A travelling dog. My 11-year-old schnoodle is becoming a train dog, whether he likes it or not. Actually, he’s very calm and comfortable sitting on my lap during short novelty train rides […]

5 Ways to Make Camping (with Dogs) Easier … at Bingemans Camping Resort

When Bingemans Camping and Resort first opened in 1938 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Bingeman, a veterinarian, envisioned a pastoral retreat and hobby farm where city folk could unwind. Three generations later, the multi-use amusement park and conference facility boasting a campground, waterpark and bowling alley is one of the biggest summer attractions in the […]

Dog-friendly Niagara: Muddy Paws Festival Pairs Dogs and Vino. Cheers!

Victor and I do now, after spending at afternoon at Muddy Paws Festival, an annual fundraiser at two Niagara, Ontario wineries that invites participants to stroll the vineyards … with their dogs.
For $20, you get admission to the event, one glass of wine and a gift bag for your puppy. Food is extra and each winery had butter chicken, grilled pulled pork tacos or wraps for purchase.

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Travel Caledonia: Dog-friendly Canada Day!

The long weekend is over (in both North American countries) and you’re likely done hearing about Canada Day fun and Fourth of July festivities … along with plenty of advice about how to keep your pets safe during fireworks. Well, I have none of the latter and a recap of the former because I took […]

Woofstock Part II: Far Out Finds

In my quest to find the ultimate pet indulgence, I thought I peaked at bathrobe. Boy, was I wrong.
Woofstock is crazy.

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Woofstock Part I: Guess what I got! Hint: it’s about dogs

Coming back from Woofstock, I’m a little more sunburn, a little more broke and a lot more dog tired. Victor too. By the time we got to Woofstock, we were one-eighth a million strong. On May 28, 2016 (and the next day), an estimated 150,000 pups and people filled the grounds of Woodbine Park in […]