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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 […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017 Meet and Compete

NYC Westminster Dog Show: AKC Meet and Compete … cats too! (Part III)

Pier 92 a long New York City’s Hudson River isn’t everyone’s first stop during a visit to the Big Apple. However, Saturday of the Westminster Dog Show weekend, that’s where I headed, after checking into the dog-friendly Pennsylvania Hotel (affiliate link) across from Madison Square Gardens – the nerve centre for all things dog show. But before […]

Westminster Best of Show German Shepherd

NYC: Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Best in Show (Part II) goes to…

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at the Westminster Dog Show 2017 finals at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. It’s day two of a two-day competition and tonight we learn what everyone here wants to know: Who is Best in Show? First, there are three groups to judge: Sporting Group, Working […]

Westminster Dog Show 2017

NYC Westminster Dog Show Part I: Rumor has it, it rocked!

The Hound Group opened the first evening competitions of the 2017 Westminster Dog Show in New York City – a step along the journey to ‘Best in Show’ designation. Last night, these familiar hound breeds were met with more cheers than any other group likely because they’re familiar pets such as beagles, dachshunds, and greyhounds. […]

Victor with Santa Christmas photo www.dogtrotting.net

Photos with Santa … for good causes. Forget cards. Support pet rescues!

Instead of printing and mailing cards this year, I schlepped my terrier-cross Victor to pet rescue Holiday Pictures fundraisers and got his photo taken with Santa.

Was he thrilled? You be the judge. Take a look:

Pawlooza 2016 dogtrotting.net

Travel London, ON: Pawlooza Rocks with Dogs (even in the heat)

My dog Victor is zonked. Too much heat, excitement and energetic dogs panting around him at Pawlooza, one of the biggest and best annual dog festivals in Southern Ontario. The August 20, 2016 event benefited both animal rescue organizations and an employment non-profit. (See last year’s coverage here). Each year in August, the Plunkett family […]