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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.
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 […]
Dog-friendly Toronto: High on High Park Dog Off-leash Park
High Park Dog Off-Leash Park might be the best dog park Victor and I have ever visited. It might be the best dog place in dog-friendly Toronto. Located inside High Park in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the adventure at this leash-free park (if you can find a free parking spot along the […]
#1 Canadian Pet Industry Trend for 2016?
Pet expos are exciting! Expos, festivals, events… whatever you want to call them, they are the ComiCon for companion animal enthusiasts – minus the costumes (unfortunately). Easter weekend, thousands of dog, cat, rodent, bird, reptile and fish fans crowded into the International Centre near the Toronto airport in Mississauga, Ontario to get up close and […]
Travel Toronto: Pet Expo Meets the Stars
Thank you social media for giving us celebrity pets. Well, it actually gave us a forum – many forums – for posting images of our interesting, ugly, cute, amazing, and beautiful pets. Some got attention … a lot of attention, primarily by accident. The owners of now famous Grumpy Cat didn’t set out to retire […]
Travel Toronto, Ontario: Dog Does the Distillery District (& Christmas Market)
“Do you want a photo?” one of the costumed carolers at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District said when I stuck a snap of them. They even posed with my dog Victor because (of course) I traveled here with him – the same day we checkout Winter Woofstock, so we’re making the rounds. The […]
Travel Toronto, Ontario: Winter Woofstock Lets the Dogs In!
If you don’t understand why people dress their dogs in coats, sweaters, bows and fairy wings, then maybe Winter Woofstock isn’t for you. (Ok, I could go either way on the fairy wings too). But not the jacket, sweater and bows… Welcome to Winter Woofstock! (If it seems to come on the heels of Summer Woofstock, […]
Dog-friendly Toronto, ON: Who Let the Dogs Out? Woof Woofstock Pet Festival!
The minute we entered our 19th floor room at the Chelsea Hotel on Gerrard Street in Toronto, Victor bee-lined for the desk. “Wait a minute,” I yelled as he dragged me in before I could get his leash off. He’d found it. We’d booked a bring-your-canine-buddy suite (for $35 extra) and waiting in the room […]
4 Cheeky Lessons Learned at the Canadian Pet Expo in Mississauga, Ontario
The dog-friendly Canadian Pet Expo and 2015 Reptile Breeders Expo (International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario) might consider renaming its fall expo – or at least flipping it. Arguably, it was less about furry pets and more about reptiles. The same company runs a spring version (see previous post), and the September 19-20, 2015 attempt was remarkably […]