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Frenchie at dog show

Close to Home: Caledonia K9 Fun Zone and Local Dog Show

What dog travel awaits us this weekend? Turns out, we didn’t need to stray far from home. For a small town, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada was dog event central: K9 hosted a fundraiser August 12, 2017 for Zachary’s Paws for Healing, a unique non-profit that helps people in hospital, particularly those in long-term care, visit with […]

Zeus Mandalay Bay Canine Team

Travel Las Vegas: Meet the Mandalay Bay Canine Team – that’s right, casino dogs.

Few people visit Las Vegas to meet dogs, but that was a highlight of my trip to The Strip this year. Attending SuperZoo 2017, an annual pet-industry trade show featuring more products than you can dream of (check out round up one), was the main reason I flew to this land of lights and casinos. […]

Muddy Paws dog and wine festival

Vineland, ON: Get Your Paws Muddy for a Cause … and Wine

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at Muddy Paws winery festival for dogs. Ok, no he didn’t. But his dog cookie likeness did, June 8 and 9, 2017. Trudeau’s image in the shape of an all-natural wheat-free treat is the latest from Spoil the Dog Bakery based in St. Jacobs, Ontario. It looks […]

Dog at Caledonia Canada Day 150 Festival

Happy Canada Day 150! Festival Pets Rock.

If you haven’t heard it’s Canada’s 150th Anniversary, you haven’t been anywhere near Canada this year.  It’s everywhere. You can’t avoid it. One hundred and fifty years ago the Confederation document was signed declaring Canada’s nationhood. So July 1, 2017 – Canada Day is a big deal. I had big plans to take my terrier […]

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 […]

Dog Victor Celebrating Earth Day at the dog spa

Hamilton, ON: Celebrating Earth Day with a Dog Bath

My dog Victor and I celebrated Earth Day 2017 at the spa … the dog spa. It’s not exactly the traditional way to save Earth – admittedly, we did little for the planet. But we did help save some dogs and cats. April 22, 2017 was Dog Wash day at Pet Value at 1550 Upper […]

cute dog with rabbit ears at Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017

Toronto: More Litter More Love at the Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017

Never mind mousetraps, build the better kitty litter and they will come. Apparently, that’s the prevailing view at public pet shows including the Spring Canadian Pet Expo 2017 on this weekend (April 13, 14 and 15) at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. ‘Robot’ cat litter boxes, litter made from anything and everything absorbent such […]

Canadian Pet Expo - pug www.dogtrotting.net

Travel Toronto, ON: Spring 2017 Canadian Pet Expo. It’s on!

Some people are heading to church next Easter weekend. Others will be glad Friday is a holiday. I’m thrilled the Spring Canadian Pet Expo is back at the International Centre, near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. The 2017 event promises to be the biggest yet with more than 300 vendors (really, the focus of […]

Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Park Quest Site #3: Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival

We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]

Westminster Dog Show Eight Unusual Breeds

Travel NYC: 8 Breeds I didn’t know existed at the Westminster Dog Show 2017 (Part IV)

My final memory of the Westminster Dog Show 2017: meeting eight dog breeds I didn’t know existed. Otherwise know as ‘Let’s take a dog journey around the world, kay?’ The AKC Meet and Compete Event February 11, 2017 took place on Saturday before the big two-night judging event on Monday and Tuesday when we discover […]