Author Archives: Sherri Telenko

dog and woman walking on bridge

Virtual Dog Walking and Online Pet Events Hello 2020

Watching the ‘cancellations’ add up on our Dog Events Pages and making Xs through dates in my calendar has me wondering if my dog Victor’s dog festival days are behind him – and me.

In the meantime, some events aren’t taking any risks and moving exclusively online – particularly fundraisers for non-profits often dependent on one big annual event.

Roadtrip Dreaming: Dog-friendly KOA Holidays Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Yes, there are KOA Holiday Campground everywhere (especially in the US) and yes, I’ve already explored Sault Ste. Marie with my pup (see here) and stayed at the Hilton Hotel along the waterfront (no complaints there). But the KOA had dog stuff – lots of dog stuff for a campground that isn’t specifically for dog people

Dog Friendly Ottawa: Colourful (Virtual) Dog Walking During Tulip Festival

Like so many, our travel plans have changed. In a parallel universe, my dog Victor and I are in Ottawa, Canada stretching our paws past thousands and thousands of tulips blooming annually as part of Canada’s Capital City’s Tulip Festival. Instead, we’ll have to enjoy the acres of blooming bulbs online at http://www.tulipfestival.ca catching glimpses […]

Orange Golf at Canadian International Auto Show 2020

Top Five 2020 Dog-friendly Cars for the Practical Pet Parent

True, 2020 should have been the year I bought a new car, but that honour goes to 2019 when my faithful KIA Soul finally packed it in after 320,000 km of dog-friendly car trips across North America Likely, not a lot of people are looking at new cars right now (though financing is great), but […]

custom socks from PrintsField with dogs and cats on them

Your Pet Your Socks: Wear your love on your feet (20% off discount included)

Need a great pet parent or dog lovers’ gift? Sock it. Even for yourself, or especially for yourself. (Get 20% off – see below). The eve of 2020, I made a weird New Year’s Resolution – no, it wasn’t to stay home for weeks with my dog and two cats but here we are. My […]

black dog in grass surrounded by hearts

5 Surprising Innovations: Solving Pet-Peeves One Pet-Product at a time

The pet industry is huge, growing and almost exclusively focused on solving problems – the root of innovative ideas. Yet, unlike tech, it’s not given it’s innovative due. Sure, there’s plenty of pet tech (check out SuperZoo 2018), but sometimes a simple adjustment to an existing product is all that’s needed. Add a handle, an […]

SuperZoo 2016 Pet Expo Las Vegas dogtrotting.net

Remembering Beatrice – Modern Family’s Stella – Everyone’s Favourite Frenchie

My best celebrity encounter story? The time I meet (twice) my favourite character from Modern Family: Beatrice, who plays Jay Pritchett’s (Ed O’Neill) French Bulldog Stella. Yes Stella! Sadly, Beatrice died mid-March 2020, days after the popular 11-year-old sitcom wrapped up its final episode. Cast members expressed condolences on social media. No surprise, the furry […]