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Travel London, ON: Pawlooza or Bust! (again)

That’s right. On the third Saturday in August from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm every year, tens of thousands of people, thousands of dogs, and hundreds of cars descend on the Plunkett Estates for the incredibly popular annual Pawlooza dog festival celebrating all things pets with activities all day including dock diving competitions in the lake-sized pond.

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Close to Home: Caledonia K9 Fun Zone and Local Dog Show

What dog travel awaits us this weekend? Turns out, we didn’t need to stray far from home. For a small town, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada was dog event central: K9 hosted a fundraiser August 12, 2017 for Zachary’s Paws for Healing, a unique non-profit that helps people in hospital, particularly those in long-term care, visit with […]

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Lucky Seven Clever Pet Products at SuperZoo 2017, Las Vegas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. No, not Christmas but close. SuperZoo! It’s SuperZoo time, a huge annual pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, where I went (sadly without my dog Victor) to be overwhelmed by both distractions in Sin City and the multitude of pet products, ideas, innovations and people who […]

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Travel Huntsville, AL: Welcome to Dog and Duck Friendly Rocket Town (Part I)

Downtown Huntsville is remarkably walkable therefore easy to explore with the dog. Just be ready to stop a lot. “Can I pet your dog?” a young boy says as we’re walking through Big Spring Park – it’s a small but perfectly landscaped urban oasis surrounding a tiny natural spring and stream filled with koi and exotic […]

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Park Quest Site #4: Dog Day at Point Pelee National Park

May is birdwatching month at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario. Birders flock (yes, I said it) to this mostly marshland conservation area.  I’m here with my dog Victor days before the ornithology season starts. Yet there are binocular-carrying bird-enthusiasts here already. I’m not interested in spotting rare species, but I do love anywhere […]

Travel Toronto, ON: Legoland and the most photographed (Lego) Dog in Town

Ok, this isn’t a real dog, and this place isn’t dog friendly. But when I was there, this Lego dog sculpture was the most hugged and photographed at The Legoland® Discovery Centre in Vaughan, Ontario (inside the Vaughan Mills Outlet Mall) near Toronto. This one’s for the kids, though the only Canadian Legoland has an […]

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Travel Toronto, ON: Spring 2017 Canadian Pet Expo. It’s on!

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

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Dog-friendly Erie, PA: Showing my dog some love with a visit to Presque Isle State Park (Part II)

(Thank you to our sponsor Red Roof Inn for providing accommodations on this trip!) Day two and I’m ‘showing my dog Victor some love this February’ by taking him on a road trip to Erie, Pennsylvania. Today we head to why we’re here: Presque Isle State Park. It’s an incredible site with almost every outdoor […]

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Parks Canada 2017 Site #1: HMCS Haida Hamilton, ON

Recently I declared my dog Victor and I would visit a different Parks Canada National Park each month of Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Two things: First, to celebrate my country’s 150th anniversary, 2017 park passes are free via the Parks Canada website and I got mine. Second, I enthusiastically joined BlogPaws pet bloggers embracing the idea […]

Travel Brant, ON: Pawing around at the Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

What’s the best part of an outdoor Christmas light show? You can take your dog, of course. There’s not much my crazy terrier Victor loves more than exploring (read: sniffing) new locations and corners. And if there are bright lights to amuse and distract me, all the better. So holiday light show stop number two […]