Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

dog in cafe Balboa Park, San Diego, California

Dog-Friendly San Diego: Liberty Station and Balboa Park … with fries

Liberty Station and NTC Park If you’re pup isn’t bothered by the sound of low flying jet planes – about every five minutes – then Liberty Station is a great place in San Diego to run the dog. One advantage of San Diego is the airport is minutes from downtown, hotels and the marina. One […]

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My Dog Demands: Gimme Chicken Cutlets (with B6) or the bag gets it!

Right now, there’s a half-eaten bag of Earth Animal Chicken Cutlets on the living room floor and that’s unusual. I don’t mean the bag’s half empty – I mean the plastic bag containing the jerky chicken dog treats is ripped apart. Shredded. When I wasn’t looking, my dog Victor immediately rummage into the box of […]

Snowed in 2018: Turns Out, OraBone Aren’t Just for Chewing Anymore.

Outside the wind is blowing, snow covers my driveway and freezing rain is falling. At the time of writing this, it’s the middle of April. That’s right: two weeks into Spring and Southern Ontario gets the worst storm of the season. And some people think climate change isn’t real. Meanwhile, I’ve got a more immediate […]

Bow Wow Butter - dog peanut butter

Dog Peanut Butter. Curious?

Etsy’s great, but there’s still nothing like a real life, real time art and craft show where you can meet the makers directly – or touch stuff and impulse purchase shamelessly. (If you’ve been following dogtrotting.net, you’ve likely noticed I love handmade stuff). What’s trendy at craft shows? Handbags, totes, soap, bath balms and … […]

black dog with ball - Kona Kai dog-friendly resort review

Hotel Review: Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, California – Ring for the Bark Butler!

When you wake up at The Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego, California, you’ll likely see a dog. We’ll not in your room … unless you brought yours, which you can thanks to the hotel’s Island Paws Program. The Kona Kai Resort is pet friendly – truly pet friendly and so is most […]

Spring Time (post-Easter) Doggie Donuts

Spring Time post-Easter Doggie Donuts Finally, I broke in my new donut baking mold. Now that I’m fulling obsessed with baking dog treat everything, I can’t stop buying baking supplies and cookie cutters. (Watch for the shoe-shaped dog biscuits coming up soon). But first, here’s some dog donuts I modified a dog cake recipe from […]

dog with Easter Bunny at PetsMart

Hoppy Easter Ya all and April’s Fools to boot!

Enjoy Victor’s reluctant Easter photo shoots – he hates cameras. However, he took one for the team and poised for a nanosecond (literally) as April of Willow Bean Photography quickly snapped.

The Quest Continues: Searching for One of a Kind Pet Stuff in Toronto

According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog, but at the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto this weekend, it’s the season of the cat.   Sure, there’s some dog stuff at this semi-annual artisan extravaganza in Toronto, Ontario – including some we met last winter (see article here) […]

prize pack of Espree dog shampoo

Dog Bath Time: Meet Espree, Victor’s Nemesis (and enter a contest)

Victor’s curly tight black cocker/poodle fur makes him a canine air filter, walking through the world gathering any and all the dirt you can imagine. Yes, a week after a grooming appointment, he smells  a bit ripe.

But it’s when I see all the brown water filtering down the drain during a bath I realize, that’s snuggling up in my bed each night. Ick.

dog in self bath during fundraiser

Taking a (Dog) Bath for a Good Cause: Ladybird Animal Rescue

For only $15, volunteers washed, lathered and dried at least 50 dogs on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pet Valu in Hamilton, Ontario at the store’s self-bath facility, attached to the full-service dog groomers. Nail trims where courtesy of Dr. Heather McGowen and staff from Glanbrook Veterinary Services – and Gonzo’s Guest House where Victor recently spent five days. They recognized him.