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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 […]

Dog standing over gate at Kentucky Humane Society Eastpoint Pet Resort

Travel Louisville, KY: Dog-Friendly Downtown Fun and State Park Romp

Strangely, I’m a bit obsessed with Panda Express. Each time I road trip to the U.S., I have to go through the Panda Express drive-thru and anything other than deep fry makes me excited – especially veggie and rice. Drive-thru is a travelling with the dog mainstay especially in non-patio weather. So that’s how I […]

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.

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 […]

Haunted Walk Toronto dogtrotting.net

Travel Toronto, ON: Distillery District Dog-gone Ghost Tour

The dog-friendly Distillery District tour is a mix of entertaining facts and recounts of ghost sightings carefully researched. The company claims it verifies all stories by listening to first-hand accounts from ghost witnesses and confirming historical facts surrounding the sighting.

Dog on Huntsville Ghost Walk

Travel Huntsville, AL: Doggin’ the Paranormal on the Huntsville Ghost Walk

Victor, my terrier cross, is frantically turning circles while digging the grass. We’re standing in front of the Howard Weeden House built in 1819, allegedly the most haunted building in Huntsville, Alabama. Victor’s intense and determined, pawing on the ground like there’s mice beneath the soil surface.

Dog at Rockton World's Fair 2017 dogtrotting.net

Travel Rockton ON: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fair (with my dog).

Now Pavlo Pottery is selling limited-edition pottery mugs for $30 each … and Saturday, October 10, 2017, I gleefully selected from the first round of NSD mugs fresh out of the kiln – mine’s number 11.

dog at Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario

Park Quest #6: Victor does the Rideau Canal, Ottawa during Canada 150

Canal locks and dogs, who knew? Victor, my adventurous terrier, is running along the cement walkway above Ottawa’s historic Rideau Canal as if he has somewhere to be. Victor’s looking particularly dapper in his handmade cowboy-themed collar and bowtie. Keeping him cute gets us off-leash forgiveness and today even positive attention can’t deter his focus. […]

Dog with Messy Mutts travel water bottle at Word on the Street

Travel Toronto: Mutts Getting Messy (or thirsty) during Word on the Street 2017

Trying to get Victor to drink while we travel, heading out for day trips, festivals and even dog parks in the summer is a challenge. He’ll drink a bit from a bowl, if I fill it to the top. But he only drinks a bit. Then I dump water over the pavement because we have to move on.

dog wearing EzyDog chest harness

Travel Pennsylvania: Harnessed in & Ready to Wigglebutt at Knoebels

I rarely if ever anchor Victor in the car. That’s right: no crate, harness or seat belt. He’s remarkably good on road trips, preferring the back seat and rarely moving around. Windows don’t tempt him. But rural Elysburg is about a six-hour drive from my home and we’re powering down there