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Dog with Messy Mutts travel water bottle at Word on the Street

Travel Toronto: Mutts Getting Messy (or thirsty) during Word on the Street 2017

Trying to get Victor to drink while we travel, heading out for day trips, festivals and even dog parks in the summer is a challenge. He’ll drink a bit from a bowl, if I fill it to the top. But he only drinks a bit. Then I dump water over the pavement because we have to move on.

Dogs at leash-free trail Bronte Creek Provincial Park dogtrotting.net

Take Your Dog to Oakville, ON: Leash-free Hiking Trail at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Campgrounds Meet Sasha. She’s the reason I need a Solvit waterproof car seat cover. Otherwise, the bucket seat in my Kia Soul would be destroyed. Sasha is a lab/Belgian Malinois cross rescued from the SPCA four years ago. She’s also my terrier Victor’s best buddy – they met when Sasha was […]

dog at A Day for Dogs at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London, Ontario www.dogtrotting.net

Travel London, ON: Fanshawe Pioneer Village goes to the dogs (more than usual)

What’s better than a living history museum? A Dog-friendly living history museum. Want one better? Add a dog festival to a dog-friendly living history museum and I’m driving to London. London, Ontario, Canada, that is. Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London, Ontario is one of those charming historic villages of organized historic buildings – some original […]

dog at Stouffville's Mutt Masquerade 2017 dogtrotting.net

End of summer dog adventure blow out Part II: Mutt Masquerade, Stouffville, ON

Then I do what I’ve done before looking for a place in a strange city to let my crazy terrier Victor run free after a long drive: I pull up beside someone walking a dog. Actually, the only person I can find walking a dog. I guess everyone is at the dog park.

I found the Stouffville leash-free park at the end of a dead-end street behind the Walmart plaza, just where he said it would be – only today the road to the dog park is lined with cars. Many cars.

Dog on big Muskoka chair at Huntington Beach South Carolina

Dog-friendly Myrtle Beach, SC: What you need to know when travelling with the dog

“This is the best layover ever,” says the Spirit Airlines flight attendant petting my dog at The Sheraton Hotel in Myrtle Beach during BlogPaws, [formally] an annual pet bloggers conference. The hotel is crawling with furry friends; the Spirit employees staying here don’t seem to mind. One tells me he used to be a dog […]

Dog at K9 Fun Zone Dawg Dayz of Summer event 2017

Caledonia, ON: Doggin’ it at K9 Fun Zone Dawg Dayz of Summer Event

Traveling with the dog is great, but occasionally something cool crops up in your own backyard – let’s call it a doggie stay-cation. Get it? The dog stays. Or not. Anyway, minutes from our home we discovered something new: K9 Fun Zone in Caledonia, Ontario. It’s a dog activity centre set up on a private […]

Travel Laval, QC: Canoe, not kayak, with the dog at Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles

Lake kayaking is a lot like taking a light shower in sewage … and equally enjoyable. For the second time in my life, I tried kayaking – this time at Parc de la Riviere-des-Mille-Iles in Laval, Quebec, about 20 minutes outside of Montreal. The good news is sitting in a small plastic boat almost level […]

Southwold Earthworks Historic Site

Park Quest #5: Southwold Earthworks Historic Site (and dog run?)

Southwold Earthworks near St. Thomas, Ontario, is a strange serene off-the-beaten path locale you’ll likely have all to yourself if you can find it. Completely enclosed by a fence, it’s also an ideal dog park. But don’t tell Parks Canada I said that. Southwold Earthworks is a free Parks Canada National Historic Site located along […]

dog shopping at Bridge Street Town Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Travel Huntsville, AL: Where can I shop with my dog? (Part II)

To say the Bridge Street Town Center in Huntsville, Alabama is dog friendly shortchanges the dog his bone. Not only does the property welcome pups, they encourage them with festivals throughout the year including Dog Fest on May 5, 2017. Clean and pristine, this sculpted open-air shopping emporium hints of Las Vegas. No slot machines, of […]

Dog by Big Spring Huntsville Alabama

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 […]