Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

dog at Dog Day on Family Day at Terra Greenhouses, Ontario

Travel Burlington,ON: Dog & Puppy Parade Family Day at Terra

Got a seasonal business? Got a lot of room? Be great. Create a dog-friendly event during the slow season and attract a slew of people looking for something to do in the dead of winter. Be like Terra Greenhouses in Southern, Ontario, Canada. Family Day is the third Monday of every February in Ontario, Canada. […]

DIY Fleece dog blanket project

DIY: Make your dog a fleece blanket … or win one instead! (contest)

Everyone needs a little unwind time and that includes the dog. But first, spend yours making the fleece blanket Fido can comfortably curl up in when he’s chilling out … or chasing the chills away, whatever works. My new obsession (next to adult colouring … post on that soon) is cutting and tying these cuddly […]

dog caricature image

Travel Kitchener, ON: Dog Lovers Days Indoor Fido Fun

Yes, another dog festival – only this time it’s about some indoor out-of-the-below-zero-temperature fun for excitable housebound pups of all sizes.

February 10 and 11, 2018 saw hundreds of fur families head to this campground’s conference centre to test their dog’s skill on a number of challenges: Agility Lure Course, Speed Lure Course (which my dog Victor trotted despite being a speed demon everywhere else), and an off-leash play area where Victor peed (sorry).

dog along river near dog-friendly Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario

Park Quest #7: Fort Wellington National Historic Site Prescott, Ontario

That’s why Victor loved Fort Wellington National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
I’m not saying Fort Wellington stinks, just the opposite: it’s an ideal stretch and learn stop along the Toronto to Ottawa journey, about 10 minutes from the TransCanada highway.

dog on bench near beach dogtrotting.net

Camper Van Dreaming: Ever go RVing with the dog?

The lure of the open road is hard to resist especially when you take the dog along … and  sometimes that’s challenging when you can’t leave him alone in the hotel room and head to the museum. Clearly, more museums need to be dog friendly. Until that happens, I’m entertaining romantic notions of road tripping […]

Travel Nashville, TN: Fido fooling coffee shop and dog-friendly locales

‘Fido’ – the sign flashes by as I’m driving – not fast – through Nashville’s congested streets. Specifically, I’m in the ‘Hillsboro’ neighbourhood. ‘Fetch’ is the next sign, about half a block away from Fido. “Awesome,” I think. There’s an independent pet store here a block long. Why else is there a retro neon ‘pet […]

The Future is Now: Four New Tech Pet Products You Need (Maybe)

The minute we invented smart phones, Aps and GPS, someone found a new use for those technologies. We don’t only use our phones to call people or take photos anymore – we can contact our kitties with them. We don’t just use GPS to find our way to Aunt Margaret’s new house – we’re using it to find lost dogs.

dog with santa spca dogtrotting.net

Merry Dog Christmas 2017: It’s photo time!

Merry Dog Christmas 2017 I’m not one to celebrate the ‘holidays’ with much enthusiasm, but if there’s a dog event involved, I’m there. Here’s our FOUR stops on the 2017 Victor with Santa photo adventure. Did Santa bring Victor his wish list? Well, if all Victor wanted for Christmas was no more photos, he got […]

Dogs wearing Chilly dog sweater dogtrotting.net

5 Great Gifts (Under $50) for Travelling Dog Lovers

When I got my Messy Mutts elevated double feeder, I immediately tried to put all the pieces together like some kind of IKEA pet dish assemble. Then I realized … you don’t put all the legs on – only the height you need. Messy Mutts feeder comes with three sets of legs, at three heights. So you can use it for different dogs at different times, or it grows with your dog.

Get Out with the Dog: K9 Sport Sack, The Canadian Pet Expo & Problem Solving Success

Necessity is the mother of innovation … or something like that. In other words, so many entrepreneurial endeavours are born out of a need to solve a personal problem.

And K9 Sport Sack – the backpack for your dog – is no exception.